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  • On Main Street, Honoring The Miracle Of Hanukkah

    Shannon Hicks
    Religion
    December 29, 2016, Thursday
    Chabad of Ridgefield, Edmond Town Hall, giant menorah, Hadassah of Greater Newtown/Danbury, Hanukkah, menorah

    It was a picture of perseverance on Tuesday night, when it took Rabbi Sholom Deitsch nearly 20 minutes to light a giant menorah that had been temporarily placed in the courtyard of Edmond Town Hall. ...Read Full Article

  • Year In Review: Staffing Changes, Special Events And Big Changes In Religious Settings

    Shannon Hicks
    Religion
    December 29, 2016, Thursday
    Church Women United, Church Women United-Newtown, Interfaith Partnership For Refugee Resettlement, Ken Stroud, Kenneth Stroud, Newtown Interfaith Association, Pastor Kathie Adams-Shepherd, Reverend Mel Kawakami, Reverend Salin Low, Sandy Hook Baptist Church closed, Shabat Across America, St John's Episcop, St John's Episcopal Church, year in review, year in review religion

    Three churches closed in Newtown in 2016, and staffing changes in others meant many resident worshippers had a year of change in their house of worship. Approximately 40 people gathered in the pews o...Read Full Article

  • Faith Offers A Reminder On The Reason For The Season

    Shannon Hicks
    Religion
    December 10, 2016, Saturday
    Baybrook Farm, Baybrook Farm and Rescue, Faith at Newtown, Live Nativity, Tim Kuhn

    Members of Faith at Newtown offered a live presentation of the meaning behind the Christmas season on December 3. Members of the church, which holds worship services in Sandy Hook, presented a Live...Read Full Article

  • 12/14 Community Interfaith Prayer Vigil Planned

    Shannon Hicks
    Religion
    December 9, 2016, Friday
    12/14, 12/14 anniversary, 12/14 fourth anniversary, Community Interfaith Prayer Vigil, interfaith gathering, Newtown Interfaith Association

    The Newtown Interfaith Association has announced its plans for a Community Interfaith Prayer Vigil on the fourth anniversary of 12/14. Trinity Episcopal Church, at 36 Main Street, will host this ye...Read Full Article

  • Hannukah Happening At Booth Library Sunday

    The Newtown Bee
    Religion
    December 8, 2016, Thursday
    Congregation Adath Israel, Hanukkah Happening

    On Sunday, December 11, from 1 to 3 pm, Congregation Adath Israel will host a Hanukkah Happening in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. This free event will feature games, arts,...Read Full Article

  • Program Encouraged Young Artists Through Weekly Projects

    Shannon Hicks
    Religion
    November 29, 2016, Tuesday
    Adrienne Keogler, Art Through Faith, Art Through Faith * Faith Through Art

    St Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church recently hosted a pair of Art Through Faith * Faith Through Art programs. Artist and St Rose parishioner Adrienne Keogler conducted the program, which had faith-...Read Full Article

  • Giving Thanks For Diversity, Unity And Community

    Shannon Hicks
    Religion
    November 23, 2016, Wednesday
    Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering, Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association, Thanksgiving

    Approximately 100 Newtown residents and neighbors gathered Sunday evening for this year’s Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering. Following a theme of “Celebrating Our Unity In Diversity,” leaders of...Read Full Article

  • Residents Invited For Conversation With ‘Great Spiritual Migration’ Author

    The Newtown Bee
    Religion
    November 22, 2016, Tuesday
    Brian McLaren, The Great Spiritual Migration

    Newtown Congregational Church announces an upcoming program with author Brian McLaren. Residents are invited to join NCC leaders and members for a program with Brian McLaren on Saturday, December 3. ...Read Full Article

  • Dinner Fundraiser For Friends of Kakamega Orphan Care Centre

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Religion
    November 19, 2016, Saturday
    Friends of Kakamega Orphan Care Centre, Kenya, Newtown Congregational Church, Pastor Carra McFadden

    A group of high school students and chaperones traveled this past summer to provide orphans in Kenya a summer camp experience, and some of the travelers spoke about their own experience at a dinner fu...Read Full Article

  • Dinner Fundraiser For African Orphanage Being Planned

    The Newtown Bee
    Religion
    November 9, 2016, Wednesday
    Emily Krasnickas, Friends of Kakamega, Friends of Kakamega Orphan Care Center, Hanna Holmes

    A dinner fundraiser for Friends of Kakamega Orphan Care Center, located in Kakamega, Kenya, will be held at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, on Saturday, November 12. The event will ...Read Full Article