Religious news and upcoming events

Staged reading of The Cemetery Club
The Temple Players opens its 19th season with a staged reading of The Cemetery Club, by Ivan Menchell at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 and Sunday, June 19 at Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull.

A heart-warming comedy, The Cemetery Club concerns three Jewish widows who have a strong friendship bonded by the loss of their spouses. The balance is upset when one of them begins a relationship with a widowed Jewish butcher and the other two conspire to break it up.

Directed by Rachel Babcock of Branford, the show includes Ed Bader of Trumbull.

The Trumbull-based Temple Players, formerly of Stratford, is Connecticut’s first theater dedicated to staging works with Jewish themes and characters.

Tickets for are $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, and B'nai Torah members. Presented in a cabaret-style setting, light refreshments are available.

For more information and reservations, call 203-268-6940 or email: Visit
Craft Festival
The Trumbull Summer Welcome Craft Festival will take place on the front lawn of Grace Episcopal Church, 5958 Main St., on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission is free.

For more information call 203-513-8690.
Vacation Bible Camp
St. Theresa's Church on Main Street will once again be holding their Vacation Bible Camp from June 27 through July 1, 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Children from pre-k through grade 5 are encouraged to register. You do not need to be a parishioner to have your children participate. Cost is $35/child; $25/each additional child. Our theme is The Holy Eucharist. For more information, contact Rose Talbot-Babey at 203-261-4706 or via e-mail at .
Vacation Bible School
Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2975 Nichols Road, across the street from City Line Florist, invites children of the community to its Camp Kilimanjaro—An Epic Expedition Through Proverbs Vacation Bible School which will meet daily, Monday, Aug. 1-Friday, Aug. 5 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Children ages 3 through entering 6th grade will explore godly wisdom and how to distinguish between godly and foolish choices. In addition to activities involving a safari theme; there will be Bible stories, uplifting music, indoor and outdoor games, fun crafts and snacks. To register go online at  or call 203-378-1270.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 5995 Main St., come and join for a week of crafts and outdoor play Aug. Monday, 8-Friday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, daily. This year's theme will be Cave Quest. Open to children grades K through 5th and the enrollment fee is $35 for the first child and $30 for each additional child in your family. Call and leave a message for Kimberly Atkinson at 203-268-7555 with any questions or for registration information.
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