• Hindi Cultural Celebration Comes To Newtown

    The colors, music, foods and dance of the Hindi culture arrived at Edmond Town Hall on May 11 as the annual celebration of the Greater Danbury Hindi Learning Center drew nearly 100 people to the Alexandria Room. According to school spokesperson Madhuri Jerfy, the event is the culmination of the school year, meant to showcase and recognize the achievements of the children and students who have been part of the program in recent months.

  • A Milestone For The Monsignor

    Monsignor Robert Weiss, pastor of St Rose of Lima Church, was honored at the 40th anniversary of his ordination at a Mass celebrated on Sunday, May 19, at the church. Numerous dignitaries spoke at the event, which was followed by a reception. Shown at the altar following t...

  • Passing The Peace Cranes

    Origami peace cranes that had been roosting on the Newtown Congregational Church sanctuary altar since shortly after 12/14 have begun a new journey. The 1,000 cranes had been made by members of Saron United Church of Christ, in Sheboygen Falls, Wis., on ...

  • Registration Open For Newtown Ecumenical Vacation Church School

    Newtown Ecumenical Vacation Church School (EVCS) 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church invites all children to the Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together. Newtown EVCS is a vacation bible school sponsored by four Newtown churches: Newtown U...

  • ‘Tragedy, Trials & Tribulations: The Grace in Calamities,’ Sunday

    The Al Hedaya Islamic Center in Newtown will host its first conference event on Sunday, May 12. The program will be divided in a number of segments, with the first part of the day taking place at Edmond Town Hall and the later portion to be held at The Al Hedaya Islamic Center.

  • "Unity In Diversity" Programs Preview, May 13-June 26

    Unity in Diversity is a weekly television show centering on pastors, clergy and other leaders and representatives of faith communities in the local area. Program host the Reverend Leo McIlrath discusses their beginnings, buildings and furnishings, their key personnel, li...

  • NCC Annual Meeting Notice

    On Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 11:30 am, the annual meeting of the members of Newtown Congregational Church will take place in the church sanctuary, 14 West Street. The purpose of this meeting is to vote on staffing plan recommendations for the 2013-14 budget...

  • "Strength For Service To God And Country:" NUMC Inaugurates Distribution Of Daily Meditations For First Responders

    Emergency personnel who rushed to Sandy Hook School on 12/14 were selected to be the first to receive a new daily devotional patterned after a manual that has given comfort to US military service people since World War II. The executive committee of the National Association of Conference Presidents of UMM recently allocated $1,500 to pay for the books to come to Newtown. Last Sunday, during the 10 am worship service, representatives of UMM joined Newtown United Methodist Church leaders to present copies to two local firefighters and an EMT. In doing so, NUMC was the first in the country to distribute the new devotionals.

  • Amen!

    During a Sunday morning service that was filled with activity, this young parishioner at Newtown United Methodist Church seems to have found himself lifted in prayer. The 10 am worship service on April 28 included the welcoming of new members to the Sandy Hook church, the ...

  • Church Women United Planning May Friendship Day Celebration

    New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury will be “Swinging Wide the Doors of Hospitality” to members and friends of Church Women United of Newtown/Greater Danbury for the 2013 May Friendship Day Celebration, taking place Friday, May 10, at 12:30 pm. The ecumenical ladies and friends of both towns will be enjoying lunch, and a worship service with music and entertainment, as they celebrate this annual event. For 2013 Church Women United has decided to follow a common theme for all three of its annual celebrations. This year CWU units will explore the biblical text Revelation 3:20 (“Behold I stand at the door and knock”).