Religion briefs, Sept. 8, 2019

HAMDEN — Wyatt Allen, public speaker and author will visit Hamden for an extended seminar on the topic of Bible Prophecy and its relevance today. The event will be held in the historic church at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1247 Whitney Ave. Hamden, several days a week beginning Sept. 13 until Sept. 24. Location changes are to be announced. .

The seminar, entitled “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 Sept. 13 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.

Topics will include: Bible symbolism, identity of the Anti-Christ and the Mark of the Beast, the rapture, America and Israel in prophecy, why God lets bad things happen to good people, the Bible and Health, Signs of the Times and many more.

For more information on the Sept. 13 Hamden seminar, including specific dates and times, call or text 573-260-5505 or go to Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

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.

Christian education

program starts Sept. 17

HAMDEN —Beginning Sept 17, the Mt.Carmel Congregational Church will begin its fall Christian Education program. The classes, for grades K-8, will take place between 3:45 and 4:45 p.m. in the church's Parish Hall on each Tuesday afternoon.

The curriculum will center on music, art, computers, cooking, storytelling and many other fun activities as children learn the stories of the Bible in creative ways.

The Mt. Carmel Congregational Church is located at 3284 Whitney Avenue. For further information, contact the church at or call 203-248-7408.

Bible study group

begins in September

NORTH BRANFORD — North Branford Congregation Church, 1680 Foxon Road, North Branford, will offer bible study sessions on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, exploring the Old Testament.

The study begins Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. For those who are new, study bibles are avaiable for $20.50. Student guides are available for $11.50. For information, email Jennifer at

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.

Sept. 13. Shabbat Schmooze, 6 p.m., service follows at 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 14, 9 a.m., Bread and Torah, service follows at 9:45 a.m.

Sept. 15. Rabbi Richard Eisenberg will speak on his new book concerning “Addiction, The Opioid Crisis and Recovery Through a Jewish Lens” Sept. 15.

Attorney Henry Kopel will speak on “Hate Speech and the Law” Sept. 22.

For information, visit or call 203-389-2111.

Temple Beth Israel

schedules events

Beth Israel Synagogue, 22 N. Orchard Street, Wallingford, announces the following activities and services. Go to 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; 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 21: Shemini Atzeret, 9:00 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.

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 Sept 18-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.

Send a card, blanket

to a soldier or child

NORTH BRANFORD — Northford Congregational Church, 4 Old Post Road, everyone to stop in at either the Edward Smith or Atwater Library and write a short message of thanks and support to the 643rd CT National Guard Company the church has adopted.

So far the church has sent two boxes of letters to the soldiers and 28 handmade blankets to the children they have left behind. The cards collected at the libraries will be sent at the end of the summer. If you sew, knit, crochet or quilt, and want to send a blanket to a child left behind, you can leave them at the church during our Community Workshop, every Thursday from 4 - 6 p.m. or Sunday morning from 9 11:30 a.m.

To reach the church, call 203-484-0795, visit or email: Like us on Facebook.

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 Ōpūkahaia” will be on a month long tour of museums, churches, and historic sites, bringing the story of Henry Ōpūkahaia, 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 Ōpūkahaia” by Moses Goods, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.

“My Name is Ōpūkahaia” 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