Religious news and upcoming events

Breakfast & Artists
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 5995 Main St., (just north of Town Hall), will once again be presenting the annual Breakfast & Artists program Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. This year's guest speaker will be Reverend Terry Wilcox, Executive Director of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. Enjoy a full hot and cold breakfast buffet and browse our artists and crafters. The event is open to the public and tickets are available with a suggested donation of $10. For reservations, call 203-268-7555.
Operation Christmas Child
Calvary Church, 498 White Plains Road in Trumbull, is holding Operation Christmas Child from Monday, Nov. 14 through Monday, Nov. 21. Organizations and individuals can fill a shoe box or plastic container with small toys, school supplies, non-liquid toiletries, hats, gloves, crock shoes, and flip flops. For more information, visit Visit Calvary Church’s website at for shoe box drop off hours.
Women's Fellowship covered dish luncheon
On Thursday, Nov. 17, at noon, the Women's Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, will hold their monthly luncheon meeting. The program will feature Officer Timothy Fedor of the Trumbull Police Department speaking on Safety and Fraud Alerts. Cost of the luncheon is $7, or bring a covered dish to share. The church can be contacted for reservations at 203-374-8822.
Vendor/Craft Fair
The Women of St. Stephen Church will be sponsoring a Vendor/Craft Fair in the church hall , 6948 Main St., Trumbull on Saturday, Nov.19, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. There will also be a food truck on the grounds. They are also seeking vendors and crafters. Table rental is $30 and is for both days. For more info call Debbie at 203-558-7399.
Spaghetti dinner/concert series
The next edition of Long Hill United Methodist Church's spaghetti dinner and concert series is set for Saturday, Nov. 19. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and includes spaghetti, salad, bread, beverages and dessert for $12; $11 for seniors. Our famous homemade meatballs cost $.50 each. Then at 7 p.m., it's time for the monthly free concert. This month it's the group that brought the house down at this past July's Blueberry Festival. The Dirt Road Pickers will take you back to the 60's, 70's and 80's. Long Hill United Methodist Church is at 6358 Main St., (Route 111), Trumbull. For info, 203-954-9691.
Fall Dinner and Bingo Night
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road, Trumbull, will be holding a Fall Dinner and Bingo Night on Saturday, Nov. 19, with dinner beginning at 6 p.m., and Bingo beginning at 7:15 p.m. Donation is $15 and includes dinner (pasta with meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and beverages) and bingo cards for all 12 regular games. Reservations are suggested and may be made by calling Michele at 203-926-9050 or the church office at 203-372-8844.
Thanksgiving service
On Monday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m., the annual town-wide Thanksgiving service will be held at Christ the King Church, 4700 Madison Ave. Area clergy and choirs will participate in this Interfaith service. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items for Trumbull Social Services. A reception will follow. The Trumbull Interfaith Council is sponsoring the service.
Christmas Tea
On Thursday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m., the annual Christmas Tea will be held, sponsored by the Women's Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Entertainment will feature the Festive Ringers Handbell Choir. The church may be contacted for reservations at 203-374-8822. Monetary donations will be accepted for the Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport.
Holiday Happening Craft Fair
The Holiday Happening Craft Fair will take place at Long Hill Methodist Church, 6358 Main St., in Trumbull, on Saturday, Dec. 10, from10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be 24 vendors selling homemade and direct marketing cash and carry holiday gifts. No admission.
Holiday Boutique seeking vendors
Congregation B’nai Torah, in Trumbull, will be holding a Holiday Boutique on Sunday, Dec. 11. They are currently accepting vendor applications for this non-denominational event. Any interested vendors should contact the B’nai Torah office at 203-268-6940 or for an application or additional information.