Religious news and events

Area church aims for global impact

This month, Long Hill Baptist Church, 100 Middlebrooks Ave., is celebrating the congregation's 59th anniversary in Trumbull. Despite it's smaller size, the church supports 10 missionary families that are establishing new churches in the U.S., as well as countries including Canada, England, Kenya, Ghana (West Africa), and the Philippines. For Hammond, an important part of that effort is getting the Bible into the hands of people who desire to read it. "We're partnering with a ministry called Northeast Baptist Seedline to assemble and distribute portions of the Bible to people around the world," explains Hammond. "Last fall, our members assembled five thousand scriptures for distribution both here in the area as well as in the Philippines."

The community is invited to learn more by attending the congregation's 59th-anniversary service at 11 a.m., on Sunday, May 1. For more information, visit or contact Pastor Hammond at 203-268-5104. E-mail may be sent to

Greater Bridgeport CROP Hunger Walk meeting

On Monday, May 2, at 7 p.m., the Greater Bridgeport CROP Hunger Walk meeting will be at Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St., Trumbull. Final plans will be made for the 42nd annual CROP Walk to be held on Sunday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m.,, at their new location, Seaside Park in Bridgeport. For information, call Carole Fanslow at 203-375-1284.

Trumbull Interfaith Council meeting

On Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a monthly meeting of the Trumbull Interfaith Council at Trumbull Congregational Church, 3115 Reservoir Ave.

Lunch ‘n Lecture

Need help with retirement? On Wednesday, May 11, two speakers from Wesley Village in Shelton, will offer some suggestions. Cathy Nickse is Coordinator of Spiritual Care and Carlene Rhea is Director of Mission Development. Come at 12:15 to Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St.,Trumbull. We meet in the Education Building in the Library/Lounge. Bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy dessert provided by the ladies of the church. For information, call 203 268-9090.

Tag sale

Christ the King Church at 4700 Madison Ave., is having a tag sale on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, in the parish hall downstairs. Hours for the sale are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., on Saturday and after all masses on Sunday. Parishioners are asked to donate items for the sale, but no books or clothing, please. Items can be dropped off from Monday, May 2-Thursday, May 5, or Monday, May 9-Friday, May 13, from 9 a.m.-3 .m., both weeks. Volunteers are needed for the drop-off periods and the tag sale itself. 7th and 8th graders can volunteer to work at the tag sale and receive credit toward their required service hours. All those interested in volunteering should call Mary Ann De Fusco at 203-261-4378.

Father-daughter dinner dance

Nichols United Methodist Church will be hosting An Evening to Remember, a father-daughter dinner dance, on Saturday,, June 11, from 5-9:30 p.m. This semi-formal event is for fathers and unmarried daughters of all ages.  “Spiritual Fathers” are also invited to bring “Spiritual Daughters.” Evening includes catered dinner from Marissa’s Restaurant (choice of prime rib or chicken cutlet), DJ by Dougie Jam Productions and a 5” x 7” photo by JC Carley Photography. Contact or 203-943-4078 for tickets. $40 per person.

Kids Club

Children in grades K-6 are invited to enroll in a new Wednesday-night Kids Club at Long Hill Baptist Church, 100 Middlebrook Ave., (near Middlebook Elementary School), from 7-8:30 p.m. Each meeting will feature games, singing and a Bible study. There is no cost to attend.

Parents are invited to join an adult Bible Study, which also meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.

For more information, visit or contact Pastor Hammond at 203-268-5104 or

Church hours

Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 1734 Huntington Tpke. (Nichols). Rev. Ellen Kennedy. Sunday services are 8 and 10 a.m.; church school at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study at 10 a.m. For more information, call 375-1503 or visit