Religious news and upcoming events
Free classes to build stronger marriages and families
Beginning Sunday, June 5, Long Hill Baptist Church, 100 Middlebrook Ave., Trumbull, will be offering a series of free Sunday morning classes that will help strengthen marriages and families. All classes will meet at the church at 10 a.m.
Pastor Hammond also offers free Bible-based counseling to help couples and families overcome anger and hurt. All classes and counseling are provided at no cost.
For more information, visit or contact Pastor Hammond at 203-268-5104. E-mail may be sent to .
The next meeting of George's Hill is on Thursday, June 9 at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road. George's Hill is a social engagement group for people diagnosed with early dementia and their caregivers. The group will meet the second Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. A light lunch will be served from noon-12:30 p.m..Anyone with a wheelchair, or problems with mobility, may enter through the kitchen door in back as there are no steps to negotiate. To register, call 203-374-8822 or look for the registration form on our website: .
The Women of St. Stephen will be having a tag sale on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, June 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in the church hall at 6948 Main St. More information, call 203-268-6217.
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 email@example.com or 203-943-4078 for tickets. $40 per person.
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: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit bnaitorahct.org/templeplayers.
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.
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 trinitynichols.org.