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NewsReligion briefs, Feb. 27, 2021

Religion briefs, Feb. 27, 2021

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NORTH BRANFORD — Northford Congregational Church, 4 Old Post Road, North Branford, will have an Easter weekend flower/plant sale to benefit the church 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2-3, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 4, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be helping.

Masks and social distancing will be required for everyone’s safety. In the event of inclement weather, the flowers/plants will be sold inside the church social hall downstairs.

To reach the church, call 203-484-0795, go to www.northfordcongregational.church or email northfordcc@gmail.com.

Temple Beth Sholom plans 75th Anniversary celebrations

HAMDEN — In fall 2021, Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Avenue, will celebrate its 75th Anniversary. Programming includes Friday Night Shabbat services to recognize congregants who joined during each decade, a special recognition of past Temple presidents, and much more. It will all lead up to a culminating event in November 2021. Details will be available on www.tbshamden.com.

Seeking memories: If you or your family were members of Temple Beth Sholom – or attended a special event at Temple Beth Sholom, email tbshamden75@gmail.com your Temple Beth Sholom story. We will be compiling memories for a tribute book.

For more information, contact Lauren Piscitelle at communicationsvp@tbshamden.com.

North Branford Congregational Lenten schedule

NORTH BRANFORD — North Branford Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 1680 Foxon Road, North Branford, announces its Lenten service schedule.

March 10 – Taize Service, 7 p.m. live streamed on Face book

March 24 – Taize Service, 7 p.m. live streamed on Face book

March 28 – Palm Sunday, 10 a.m., outdoor service

April 1 – Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. in church service

April 3 – 9 a.m.-noon, Decoration of the Cross; bring cut flowers for outdoor decorating of flower cross.

April 4 – 9 a.m. Outdoor “mini” Easter Service; 10 a.m., Indoor Easter Sunday service

Shoreline Unitarian programs in February

Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society is inviting its members and the public to expand positive connections with others, in a socially-distanced way of course. Each week of February or “Fun-uary” has a different theme for connecting. Feb. 22-28 is “Random Acts of Kindness Week.”

Share experiences by joining the Zoom “Lunch Bunch” with Bracken, Rev. Terry Sweetser, and others each Monday. To access the Zoom link, go to www.shorelineunitarian.org and click on Calendar, then “Lunch with Rev.” Or communicate your experiences directly to Rev. Terry at rev@shorelineunitarian.org. The church has served the Shoreline since 1962 and a worldwide faith for more than 500 years. The church office can be reached at 203-245-8720.

Congregation Mishkan Israel holding services

HAMDEN – Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd, Hamden is conducting virtual services and events online.

For more information and list of events, visit cmihamden.org or call the office at 203-288-3877. For pastoral emergencies, call Rabbi Immerman directly on at 203-584-7396

Temple Beth Sholom service schedule

HAMDEN — Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Avenue, Hamden is conducting virtual services. For more information visit www.tbshamden.com or call the Temple Beth Sholom office at 203-288-7748.

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.

Weekday minyan services at 7:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Zoom

Saturdays, 9 a.m. Bread and Torah on Zoom

Shabbat morning service, 10 a.m. on Zoom

Rabbi Shapiro winter/spring class. Monday evenings 7:30-9 p.m. How did the siddur come to be the way it is?

Feb. 27, Trivia Night Fundraiser.

Winter coat collection for Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. The donation box is located between the outer and inner doors of the synagogue.

CBJ has also joined with the United Church on the Green to collect funds for Columbus House.

Temple Emanuel continues online services, events

ORANGE — Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, 150 Derby Avenue, continues to conduct virtual services and events via Zoom and YouTube. “Stay connected with our community. Keep your physical distance while maintaining your social and spiritual connections,” members said.

Details are on the Temple Emanuel website, www.tegnh.org, or call 203-397-3000.

Christ Episcopal, Ansonia, resumes services

ANSONIA — Christ Episcopal Church, 56 South Cliff St., has resumed fall and winter hours for Sunday services at 10 a.m.

For more information, visit www.christchurchansonia.org/ or call 203-734-2715.

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.

To reach the temple, email office@tbdcheshire.org or call 203-272-0037; Rabbi Micah is always available to talk at rabbiMicah@tbdcheshire.org.

St. Andrew’s provides services, food pantry

NORTHFORD — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1382 Middletown Avenue, Northford, is located at the intersection of Routes 17 & 22.

The church is a member of the Middlesex Area Cluster Ministry Network, along with Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Killingworth and St. James Episcopal Church in Higganum. Rev. Bryan Spinks is Priest-in Charge at St. Andrew’s.

Due to the COVID pandemic, services are held on Zoom, and may also be viewed on the church’s Facebook page at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Northford CT.

St. Andrew’s is home to the Food Pantry of North Branford, located on the lower level of the church’s parish hall. The Community Dining Room uses the church kitchen and parish hall to prepare and deliver meals to the homebound in Northford and North Branford.

St. Andrew’s also partners with St. Pauly Textile in a broad outreach program to help people in need in the U.S. and around the world. Donations of usable clothing, shoes, belts, purses, sheets, blankets and stuffed animals may be made at the donation shed located in the church parking lot.

For more information contact Nan Monde, Sr. Warden, 203-710-7005; or MACM Network office, 860-345-0058; or Rev.Spinks, 860-304-5266.

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