While some churches have resumed “in person” services, many are continuing with live Zoom and Facebook broadcasts of services and offering activities using an online format. Members should contact their individual house of worship for updated information.
The New Haven Register encourages churches, mosques, synagogues and temples to send updates to firstname.lastname@example.org if they would like them listed in the calendar or the religion briefs.
Christ Episcopal resumes services
ANSONIA — Christ Episcopal Church, 56 South Cliff St., has resumed its services. From June 28 to Sept. 6, morning prayer and a 9 a.m. service will be held.
Beth Israel Synagogue is online
WALLINGFORD — Beth Israel Synagogue, 22 N. Orchard St., Wallingford, is continuing online services.
Torah teachings will be conducted online at www.bethisraelwallingford.org
The Rabbi will remain in contact on when and what time any events will take place online. The Board of Directors continues to meet monthly via tele/video-conferencing.
Visit www.bethisraelwallingford.org for more information.
Temple Beth David offers online programs
CHESHIRE — Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., Cheshire, is closed, but virtual events are being held on the online platform Zoom and on Facebook Live.
Church planning holiday fair
SEYMOUR — Seymour United Methodist Church, 90 Pearl St., will hold a holiday craft fair 10 a.m-2 p.m., Dec. 8, with handcrafted items, jewelry, fashion, books, baked goods and more.
Soups, sandwiches, hotdogs, deserts will be available to eat in or take out.
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Congregation B’Nai Jacob schedules services, events
WOODBRIDGE — Congregation B’nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge, is continuing to hold services using Zoom. If you don’t know how to Zoom, visit https://www.bnaijacob.org/ or call 203-389-2111.
July 19, 26, 10:15 a.m., Zoom book discussion by Rachel Korazim on “A Trumpet in the Wadi.”
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Weekday minyan services: 7:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Shabbat Shmooze: Fridays, 6:p.m. followed by service at 6:30
Shabbat morning service: 9:45 a.m.
Saturday Bread and Torah 9 a.m.
Havdalah service: 8:30 p.m.
Bread and Torah, Sundays at 10 a.m.
Pirkei Avot class, Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Church holding can, bottle drive
ANSONIA — Christ Episcopal Church at 56 South Cliff Street, Ansonia (directly across from Ansonia Public Library), is collecting clean bottles and cans.
Grocery stores have closed their bottle redemption centers during the pandemic. Clean bottles and cans can be dropped off in the collection bin next to the office entrance at any time.
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OLD SAYBROOK — First Church of Christ Saybrook is continuing online worship. The 9 a.m. Sunday Jazz service and the 10:30 service may be found live at www.facebook.com/firstchurchOS. On Tuesdays, join an online Tuesday morning coffee, conversation, and Corinthians.
To contact First Church of Christ Saybrook firstname.lastname@example.org or www.firstchurchsaybrook.org
Church offers help, online services
OLD LYME — Members of Shoreline Church are offering to pick up and deliver groceries, prescriptions and other essential items to area residents who are at risk of contracting Corona virus, or who are afraid to go out in public to get the things they need.
Those who live in the following 15 communities who need help just need to e-mail or call the special number provided: Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Clinton, Chester, Deep River, Lyme, East Lyme, South Lyme, Essex, Westbrook, Niantic, Waterford, New London, Salem and Montville.
There is no charge for the services, other than reimbursement for goods picked up and delivered. Being unsure of the duration of this threat, services will remain available until life returns to normal. If anyone is interested in volunteering, call the church at 860-304-9853.
If you are a shut-in, at higher risk for the coronavirus, or otherwise feel uncomfortable completing daily routines during the crisis, e-mail the Church at: SLCwillhelp@gmail.com or call 860-304-9853 and leave a message.
The church will live-stream its Sunday morning services throughout the crisis at https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineChurchCt/ & at www.shore.sermon.tv
For more information on the church, visit SLC77.com
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
EAST HADDAM — St. Stephen’s will still hold online worship services on Sundays at 10 a.m. St. Stephen’s holds prayer services via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. and noon. See www.StSteves.org for more details on how to participate.
No change: “The Path” online Bible study via Zoom, 8 p.m., Wednesdays
For more information about these and all St. Stephen’s events, visit www.StSteves.org.
St. Andrew’s collecting used clothing
NORTH BRANFORD — St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1382 Middletown Avenue, Northford, is holding a clothing drop off project.
The church has teamed up with St. Pauly Textile Inc., to collect used clothing. The company works with non-profit organizations, like St. Andrew's Episcopal, to set up used clothing drop off sheds designed to give community members a clean, attractive, and well-monitored place to donate gently used textile items, which are then distributed both here in the U.S. and worldwide to people who need them. To learn more, visit www.stpaulytextile.com/
The church receives funding for clothing collected, and additionally has the option to use any of this clothing to serve local community needs.
St. Pauly Textile, Inc. collects over 120,000 pounds of clothing every day and estimates that this clothing ends up in 44 different countries (including the United States) yearly. All of the usable clothing is worn by someone, somewhere in the world. In 2017, the company was able to help keep over 20 million articles of clothing out of landfills. The company was founded 22 years ago in Rochester, NY and is an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau.
Accepted items include clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, linens, pillowcases and stuffed animals. Donors are asked to put items in a plastic bag to protect against dirt and the elements.
There is a small box on the shed that contains receipts to help donors take a tax deduction.
For information, call Nan Monde, Sr. Warden, St. Andrew's, at 203-710-7005.