Religion briefs, Sept. 22, 2019
Congregation B’Nai Jacob schedules events
WOODBRIDGE — Congregation B’nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge, announces the following:
Weekday minyan services, 7:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Big Read for the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah is “Eternal Life” by Dara Horn. Books available at the office.
Sept. 22: Attorney Henry Kopel will speak on “Hate Speech and the Law.”
Sept. 28: 9 a.m. Bread and Torah, followed by Torah service at 9:45.
High Holiday schedule is available on the synagogue website.
Oct. 9: Break Fast will be served following the end of Yom Kippur services. Free, but requires a reservation.
For information, visit https://www.bnaijacob.org/ or call 203-389-2111.
Beth Israel Synagogue schedules events
Beth Israel Synagogue, 22 N. Orchard St., Wallingford, announces the following activities and services. Go to www.bethisraelwallingford.org for more information.
Saturdays, 9:45 a.m., Bagels, Lox & Torah Study with Rabbi Bruce Alpert. Open to the community.
High Holiday Services:
Sept. 29: Erev Rosh Hashanah, 7 p.m.
Sept. 30: 1st Day Rosh Hashanah, 9:30 a.m; Lunch & Learn, 12:30 p.m.; Tashlikh at Community Lake, 2 p.m.
Oct. 1: 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah, 9:30 a.m.; Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Hesch Sommer, 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: Yom Kippur Evening Service, 7 p.m.
Oct. 9: Yom Kippur Morning Service, 9:30 a.m.; Afternoon study session, 3:30 p.m.; Minha & Neilah Services, 5:15 p.m.
Oct. 18: Sukkot, Carry-in Dinner; 6 p.m.
Oct. 21: Shemini Atzeret, 9 a.m.
Temple Beth David schedules events
CHESHIRE — Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., Cheshire, announces the following events and programs.
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Micah every Thursday at noon in the TBD social hall. Bring your own lunch;
Youth Shabbat Service: First Friday for youth, 6:30 p.m.
Shabbat service: First Friday, 7 p.m. In this musical Shabbat experience, sing through much of the service. Services are participatory, spiritual, and fun.
Torah study: Join Rabbi Micah and a group of adults for Torah Study on Saturdays beginning at 8:45 a.m. and enjoy coffee, bagels, and a discussion about the weekly parsha.
High holiday schedule announced
Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven announces its High Holy Days schedule of services. *Children’s High Holy Day Services are intended for children in grades pre-K to 5. Younger children are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult. Reservations are necessary.
Contact the TE office at 203-397-3000 or email@example.com for details. All are welcome; guest tickets are available and are necessary for security purposes. Temple Emanuel is located at 150 Derby Ave. in Orange.
Sept. 29, 8 p.m., Erev Rosh Hashanah Service. Oneg after the service
Sept. 30, 10 a.m., Rosh Hashanah First Day Service, Children’s Rosh Hashanah Service at 9:45 a.m. Kiddush and Tashlich after the service
Oct. 1, 10 a.m., Rosh Hashanah Second Day Service, Kiddush after the service
Oct. 8, 8 p.m., Erev Yom Kippur Service (Kol Nidrei)
Oct. 9, 10 a.m., Yom Kippur Morning Service, Children’s Yom Kippur Service at 9:45 a.m.; Yom Kippur Study Session with Bennett Lovett-Graff at 1 p.m. 4 p.m., Mincha (afternoon service), 5:30 p.m., Yizkor at 5:30 pm (approx.), followed by Neila and Havdalah. Break-the-Fast after the service
Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m., Erev Sukkot, Sukkah build and Sukkot Family Program at 9:30 am followed by Potluck Lunch in the Sukkah. Erev Sukkot Service at 6:30 pm
Oct. 14, Sukkot, office will be closed.
Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Erev Simchat Torah Service
Oct. 21, Simchat Torah, office will be closed.
Church seminar continues Sept. 23
HAMDEN — Wyatt Allen, public speaker and author will continue his extended seminar on the topic of Bible Prophecy and its relevance today at a different venue. The event will continue at the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church, 355 Humphrey St. New Haven. The seminar starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Sept. 24 and Sept. 27, and at 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sept. 28.
The seminar, “End-Time Hope”, is billed as “an interactive conference on Bible Prophecy aimed at showing how the Bible, current events, and the facts of Christian history can answer common questions and challenges to the Christian Church, its teachings, and practices. Attendees will find that prophecy is practical and full of hope.”
The event will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Admission is free.
There will be both childcare and a VBS program for children ages 0-11. Attendees can expect free resource materials, nightly giveaways, and refreshments served after every meeting.
For more information on these Bible Prophecy senimars, including specific dates and times, please call or text 573-260-5505 or visit their website at www.EndTimeHope.org. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.
Pet blessing service to be held
HAMDEN — The Mt. Carmel Congregational Church will host its annual St. Francis Pet Blessing at 10 a.m., Oct. 5 in the church courtyard at 3284 Whitney Avenue. Pets of all denominations and their families are welcome and are encouraged to bring animal food as well as old towels and blankets, which will be donated to a local animal shelter. For more information, call the church office at 203-248-7408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Gabriel Church to hold International Rosary
MILFORD — St. Gabriel Church, 26 Broadway, Milford, will hold the popular and moving International Rosary, a parish tradition that honors the Blessed Virgin Mary during the month of the Holy Rosary, at 7 p.m., Oct. 8.
Multi-lingual parishioners will lead each decade in a different language - French/Diana D’Avignon; Italian/Emma Scialis; Portuguese/Antonia Gomes; German/Katharina Weirether; and Vietnamese/Anna Nguyen. The second half of the prayers will be prayed in English. Between each decade, Marian hymns will be sung.
Hymnal selections by Director of Music & Organist, Peter DeMarco. The Cantor will be Choir member, Marie Cox. Following the Rosary, refreshments will be served in St. Gabriel Hall.
All are welcome to attend. For information, call Rose at 203-878-6427.
Church to celebrate anniversary
NEW HAVEN — The 115th anniversary celebration for St. Anthony Church, 25 Gold Street, New Haven, will be held from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 17, at Woodwinds of Branford.
Tickets are $60 per person and include a dinner buffet, open bar and live entertainment by Michela Musolino and Rosa Tatuata. Seating is tables of 8-10, with assigned seating.
For reservations or information call Sandy D'Agostino 203-387-1935 or Franchessca Flores 203-624-1418. Cut off date for reservations is November 4, 2019.
Bereavement group to begin
NORTH BRANFORD — “Sorrow Into the Light,” a bereavement support group for anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one, will meet through Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. in the chapel of the North Branford Congregational Church, 1680 Foxon Road. The group is led by Gerry Borgerson, a retired Marriage and Family Therapist. If you have questions, call Gerry at 203-483-1116.
Hawaiian Mission bringing cultural program to Connecticut
NEW HAVEN — Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives are bringing the Bicentennial Hawaiian cultural and history theater program on tour to New England, Sept. 29-Oct. 23. The play “My Name is ʻŌpūkahaʻia” will be on a month long tour of museums, churches, and historic sites, bringing the story of Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia, the Native Hawaiian man that travelled to New England and who inspired the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) to send Protestant missionaries to the Hawaiian Kingdom, to a new and historically-connected audience.
Local performances include:
Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program, New Haven, 7 p.m., Sept. 30, free.
“My Name is ʻŌpūkahaʻia” by Moses Goods, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.
“My Name is ʻŌpūkahaʻia” by Moses Goods, 7 p.m., Oct. 14, First Congregational Church of Guilford, 110 Broad Street, Rt 77 at the Green, Guilford.
For the full performance schedule for the entire tour, visit https://www.missionhouses.org/new-england-programs/
Lay ministry training available
WALLINGFORD — Masonicare Health Center, 22 Masonic Ave., seeks volunteers for its Lay Training in geriatric ministry.
Open to people of all faiths, the program has been teaching basic ministry skills to volunteers nearly 20 years.
Volunteers assist the chaplains with worship services, including vespers; programs that allow elders to explore and express their spirituality and faith through art, sacred circle dance and music; hymn singing; chanting and drumming; as well one-to one pastoral visits.
Other opportunities include transporting seniors to religious activities and instrumental accompaniment at worship services, vespers and hymn sings.
For more details, contact Chaplain Thayer Quoos at 203-679-6259 or email@example.com. For more about Masonicare: www.masonicare.org or 888-679-9997.
for people 60-plus
OLD SAYBROOK — The New Adventures Team of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, is sponsoring a “new adventures” series geared to people 60-plus.
Attendees don’t need to be church members. RSVP to Charlotte Schlesselman at 520-560-0183 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call St. Paul Church at 860-388-2398.
OLD SAYBROOK —— First Church of Christ Congregational, 366 Main St., is offering the following:
Early Bird worship, 8-8:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room, offers a more casual service with prayer, reflection, quiet music and communion.
Soul Service, 9-9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, offers a variety of music, centered around rhythm & blues and jazz, with time for prayer and Scripture message, all underscored by a live band.
Faith Exploration for All, 9:40-10:20 a.m., with church school for pre-K-Grade 8, and workshops for adults and teens, including Bible study, spiritual practices, such as meditation and praying, and faith and health workshops.
Traditional worship, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, offers music, including the First Church Choir, singing, times for prayer and silent meditation, Scripture readings, a sermon, and an opportunity for giving.
Nursery care is available 9:30-11:30 a.m. for ages infant to 3 years.
For more information, contact 860-388-3008 or www.firstchurchsaybrook.org.
‘Resting in God’
MADISON — “Resting in God, Two Centering Prayer Groups” is held 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30-11 a.m. Saturdays at Mercy by the Sea, 167 Neck Road.
Centering prayer is a method of entering silence in order to “be still and know” God. Free-will donation is accepted. For more information and to register, contact Claire at email@example.com or 203-245-0401.
Introduction to Judaism, Hebrew
HAMDEN — Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, has two adult education classes that are open to the community.
Rabbi Herbert Brockman teaches the introduction to Judaism class, which is on the basics of the Jewish tradition, its history, theology and observances, surrounding the life-cycle of a Jew and the yearly festivals. The class is held Sundays 10-11 a.m.
Rabbi Steve Steinberg is teaching introduction to Hebrew, which can be taken alone or in concert with Brockman’s class. It meets Sundays 11 a.m.-noon.
RSVP: Sarah at 203-288-3877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
doors to visitors
MERIDEN — Baitul Aman “House of Peace” Mosque, 410 Main St., holds Coffee, Cake, & Conversation at 8 p.m. Fridays.
Information: www.TrueIslam.com, www.alislam.org, email@example.com, @zahirmannan, facebook.com/zahir.mannan.7, MuslimWritersGuild.
MILFORD — Once a month, Sunday worship services at United Church of Christ, 30 Ormond St., Devon, include an American Sign Language interpreter.
A grant for the interpreter was provided by the CT Concerned Citizens for People with Disabilities.
For more information, call 203-878-4685.
Free dropoff program
is for ages 3, 4 years
WOODBRIDGE — Congregation B’nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Road, offers Gan Hayeled 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays.
The free drop-off program for ages 3 and 4 will run every Sunday that religious school is in session.
Call B’nai Jacob at 203-389-2111 for details.
slated in area
GUILFORD — “Meditation in Daily Life” is offered 3-4 p.m. Sundays at Shoreline Center For Wholistic Health, 35 Boston St. No. 2. Classes are $12 each. No one turned away for lack of funds, according to a center press release.
Contact meditationinconnecticut.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-266-6041.
rehearses in loft
MILFORD — The Choir of St. Mary’s is holding rehearsals in the choir loft. The all-ages choir is open to all the members of Precious Blood Parish. It sings at the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass, and for special services all year. There is no audition. Learn more at www.preciousbloodparishmilford.org/music/.