Religious news and upcoming events

Spaghetti supper/concert series

Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St., (Route 111), will be kicking-off their spaghetti supper/concert series of the 2016-17 season on Saturday, Sept. 17, and runs right through May of 2017.

Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and consists of spaghetti, restaurant quality meat or marinara sauce, meatballs, bread, salad, beverages and dessert. The meals cost $11, $10 for seniors and $5 for children under 12. Our famous homemade meatballs are $.50 apiece.

As soon as dinner in concluded, you will enter the New England sanctuary for a free concert. Start off the season with  violinist Darwin Shen and pianist Andrew A. They are not only classical musicians, their banter leaves audiences laughing all night as well.

For more information, call 203-954-9691.

Christ Church Tashua Apple Festival

Save the date — Saturday, Sept. 24,from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Christ Church Tashua, located at 5170 Madison Ave., Trumbull announced its 40 annual Apple Festival. This two-day event is held on the historic church grounds which is listed on the National Historic Register, in Trumbull, Connecticut.

This year’s event will feature homemade pies, gourmet quiches and baked goods, a variety of arts and crafts from local and out-of-state artisans, locally grown apples, cider, pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, and colorful mums and other fall plants, plus children’s games, raffle prizes, entertainment, local non-profits and more.

Vendors will display a variety of original wares, including clothing, jewelry, pottery, home décor items, gourmet food products, and more.

In addition, baked goods and cafe areas will present a variety of treats, including homemade pies (apple, apple crumb, peach and blueberry), gourmet quiches, cakes, breads, crisps, cookies, caramel apples and more.

Harvest Heaven offers local fresh apples, cider, cookbooks, pumpkins, gourds, indian corn, cornstalks, and colorful mums, asters and other fall plants.

Christ Church Tashua proudly supports locally grown items from Connecticut. Plus, the food tent providing freshly prepared food (hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers, chili, clam chowder, french fries, fried dough etc.), beverages and snacks.

The children’s area has bounce houses, face painting, fun carnival games, crafts and a raffle of children’s toys and games.

There is entertainment each day. Stop by for lunch on Saturday and enjoy the Monroe Notables at noon, or Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 1 p.m. On Sunday, visit the Metropolitan Car Group of CT all day or the Monroe Dance Academy at 2 p.m.

There is also a raffle with five great prizes (a 60” Samsung smart TV, a set of two Swiss Army watches, a Weber Spirit Gas Grill, a basket of gift cards from Target, Benedict’s Home and Garden, Starbucks, Prime 111 Restaurant, TJ Maxx/Home Goods and Home Depot and a handmade contemporary design quilt).

Free admission and free parking.

For more information, call the parish office at 203-268-5566 or visit

Bereavement support group

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? A series of 10 consecutive weekly meetings will begin on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4-5:30 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Church in Trumbull. For those interested in attending, call St. Stephen’s Parish Office at 203-268-6217 for further information and to register.

Youth choir

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 5995 Main St., will be forming a new youth choir for children in the 5th through 12th grades. The choir rehearsals will begin Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. There is no charge to join and participation is open to the public. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Sally Finck at or call and leave a message  at the church office, 203-268-7555.