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SEYMOUR — The St. Nicholas Parish Men’s Club will host a pasta dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at Father Keane Hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Mountain Rd.

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ANSONIA — Christ Episcopal Church will host a spring basket bingo bash at 7 p.m. Fridays, April 5, June 14 and June 28, at the church, 56 South Cliff St.

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SEYMOUR — Great Hill United Methodist Church, 225 Great Hill Rd., will sponsor a Pampered Chef Party at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12.

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OXFORD — The Oxford United Church of Christ will host its annual Soup Supper and Book Sale from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the church, 3 Academy Rd.

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OXFORD — The Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the church, 25 Great Hill Rd.

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ANSONIA — Christ Episcopal Church, which houses the Samela Memorial Food Pantry, is in need of a new or slightly used conveyor belt and installation for the basement stairwell of the parish hall to assist clients with transport of food/product up the staircase directly to the parking lot, an…

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SOUTHBURY — In honor of Women’s History Month, B’nai Israel Sisterhood will sponsor a special Torah Study about Women in the Torah at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at B’nai Israel, 444 Main St. North.

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Congregational Church will host its Pierogi Sale from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday and 11 a.m. to noon every Sunday until Good Friday, April 19. There will be a choice of potato and cheese, sweet potato and cheese and sauerkraut and onion. The cost is $6 fo…

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An acoustic coffeehouse is set for 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at First Congregational Church of Woodbury, 214 Main St. South. Performers include (back, from left) Ron Blake, Lenore Blake, Bill Loder, Doug Mahard, Frank Pergola, Bob Gotta, Marty Brennan and Matt Minor, and (front) Ala…

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WATERBURY — Sister Dolores Lahr, the executive director for mission integration at St. Mary’s Hospital, will introduce three presentations on the St. John’s Bible at different faith communities.

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OXFORD — St. Thomas the Apostle Church will host a Lenten Soup Supper Series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, through April 11, in the Church Hall, 733 Oxford Rd.

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SOUTHBURY — The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut plans a Women’s Seder from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the facility’s Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Community Function Hall, 444 Main St. North.

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WOODBURY — St. Paul’s Church will host its annual Women’s Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the church, 294 Main St. South.

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SOUTHBURY — The Church of the Epiphany will host its annual Corned Beef Dinner on Saturday, March 16, at 262 Main St. North. The menu will include corned beef with all the “fixings,” as well as hot dogs for children if desired.

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ANSONIA — Christ Episcopal Church, which houses the Samela Memorial Food Pantry, is in need of a new or slightly used conveyor belt and installation for the basement stairwell of the parish hall to assist clients with transport of food/product up the staircase directly to the parking lot, an…

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Arlene D’Aquila (seated) registers for the St. Rose of Lima Women’s Lenten Retreat set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Holy Innocents Faith Formation Center, 38 Church Hill Rd., Newtown. Assisting with the registration is Pam Arsenault (left), one of the coordinators of the re…

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ANSONIA — The Episcopal Church Women’s Group distributed $12,700 to the following non-profits in the Lower Naugatuck Valley.

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OXFORD — Good Grief, a free program dealing with loss and grieving, will be presented from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church Lower Parish Center, 733 Oxford Rd.

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BRIDGEWATER — St. Mark’s Church will host a Corned Beef Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the church, 5 Main St. South.

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ROXBURY — The Altar Guild of Christ Church, Roxbury will host its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Parish House.

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LITCHFIELD — A Lenten Day of Recollection will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Shrine of Lourdes in the Montfort House, 83 Montfort Rd.

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 Megan Hartery, pictured here with Pastor Sandy Koenig, received her Bible at North Congregational Church of Woodbury on Sunday, February 10. All North Church fifth graders receive a Bible as part of the church’s Christian education program.

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LITCHFIELD — The program “Ever Ancient, Ever Now: Encountering Holy Wisdom” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Wisdom House Retreat Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Rd.

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WATERBURY — In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Shrine of St. Anne for Mothers, the women of the church have issued “The Shrine of St. Anne Cookbook,” a collection of 496 recipes, most from French Canadian kitchens.

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SEYMOUR — Trinity Episcopal Church will host an event called Not Your Mother’s Mardi Gras Party! from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at 91 Church St.

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The Rev. Evalyn Wakhusama of the Nambale Magnet School in Kenya visited North Congregational Church of Woodbury on Sunday, February 3. The congregation of North Church supports the children of the Nambale Magnet School through prayer and fundraising throughout the year. Rev. Wakhusama was gr…

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WASHINGTON — The Salem Covenant Church will host Lenten Lunches from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays from March 6 to April 10 at the church, 96 Baldwin Hill Rd.

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SEYMOUR — Great Hill United Methodist Church will host an Indoor Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday, February 23, in Fellowship Hall, 225 Great Hill Rd.

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ROXBURY — The Roxbury Congregational Church will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at the church, 24 Church St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The hosts are Joan Temple and Chris Childs. The event is BYOB and those attending may bring their own snacks.

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SOUTHBURY — B’nai Israel Sisterhood is sponsoring a two-part program this month to introduce Judaism and Shabbat in a modern way with liberal beliefs and practices.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury United Methodist Church will host a pasta supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9, in the church’s fellowship hall, 4 Church St.

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WASHINGTON — St. John’s Episcopal Church will host a Blizzard Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 16, at 78 Green Hill Rd.

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WOODBURY — The First Congregational Church and Mattatuck Universal Unitarian Society will co-host a service with Ali Antar, Ph.D., who will address the similarities between the Abrahamic religions and what is unique about Islam at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, February 10, at 214 Main St. South.

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LITCHFIELD — Marguerite Mullée, Ed.D. will present A Joyful Noise: Sacred Chant Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Rd.

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NEWTOWN-WATERBURY — The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will present Heroic Music for Brass and Organ at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 20, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main St. in Newtown, and Sunday, January 27 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 16 Church St. in Waterbury.

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SEYMOUR — The Great Hill United Methodist Church, 225 Great Hill Rd., will host indoor flea markets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, January 26, February 23 and March 23, in the church’s fellowship hall.

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WOODBURY — Woodbury United Methodist Church will host a pasta supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 19 at 4 Church St. The menu includes pasta and meatballs, freshly made marinara sauce, bread, salad, dessert and beverages.

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Members of Christ Episcopal Church in Roxbury have published a new cookbook called “Christ Church Cooks.” The book includes 16 full menus for various occasions and the recipes to go with them, from formal teas and dinners to casual barbecues and picnics.

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Three members of Monroe’s Boy Scout Troop 62, sponsored by the Stepney Volunteer Fire Department, were recently inducted as Eagle Scouts at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Trumbull. Pictured are (back, from left) Scoutmaster Eric Anderson and Monroe park ranger and tree warden David Sol…

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SOUTHBURY — Bible Players will perform its award-winning comedy improv and variety show at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 27 at the Walzer Family Jewish Community Campus, 444 Main St. North. Creative founders and directors Andrew Davies and Aaron Friedman will perform with a team of young actors.…

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St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Oxford recently delivered 50 trays of Christmas cookies to homebound parishioners and recently bereaved families who are mourning the loss of a loved one or family member. Among the members of the Cookie Angel Ministry are (from left) Tina Haverl, Mary Sulliv…

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Community Services Council of Woodbury treasurer Janice Morgan Scruggs (left) and volunteer Susan Grudzien display part of the bounty of toys, games, crafts and other gift items provided by generous civic and individual donors for the annual CSCW Santa’s Shop hosted on December 12 by North C…

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LITCHFIELD — “Finding a Rhythm to Walk in: A Contemplative Weekend Retreat” will be hosted from 6 p.m. Friday, January 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, January 13 at the Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center with Linda Chidsey presenting.

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The Kent Singers will perform a Make We Merry concert featuring traditional and contemporary carols at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at St. Andrew’s Church, 1 North Main St., Kent. The concert will be conducted by James Knox Sutterfield, with piano and organ accompaniment. The Kent Singers is …

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SEYMOUR — Trinity Episcopal Church will bring back the Living Nativity at 6 p.m. Sunday, December 16, to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

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Members of First Congregational Church of Woodbury honored the Rev. Howard Mayer as they celebrated his third year as pastor. Rev. Mayer, a self-professed Anglophile, was treated to an English tea and presented with a basket of English treats. The tea included cucumber sandwiches with the cr…

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NEWTOWN — Congregation Adath Israel will host a community interfaith service to acknowledge the sixth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School during the Shabbat service beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, December 14, 115 Huntingtown Rd.

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The adult choir of Sacred Heart Church invites the public to attend the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 16. Nine readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, all related to Advent and the birth of Christ, will be followed by carols related to the te…