SHELTON — Trinity Lutheran Church, 183 Howe Avenue, Shelton will host an Everywhere Funfair Vacation Bible School, June 24-27, 6-8:30 p.m., for pre-K through Elementary ages. Call the church at 203-924-4128 to register and for more details.

CLINTON — A free ‘Life is Wild, Life is Good” Vacation Bible School will be held June 24-28, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 12 Commerce Street, Clinton. Children ages 3 to 12 are invited for activities, songs, crafts games and snacks. Register by calling the church office at 860-669-8396 or emailing to office@clintonumc.org.

Church joins Branford Festival

BRANFORD — The First Congregational Church of Branford invites residents to visit its meetinghouse during the Branford Festival, with historical displays. The opening is part of the church’s 375th anniversary. The building will be open June 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and June 16, 9-11 a.m.

For information, call the church office at 203-488-7201, or 375@firstcongregationalbranford.org

Pentecost service set at Christ and the Epiphany

EAST HAVEN — Christ and The Epiphany Church will celebrate a special Pentecost Service, June 9 at 9 a.m., commemorating the birth of the Christian church.

The Gospel lesson will be read in English, French, Italian, and Spanish. All are welcome to attend the service and pot luck brunch to follow.

Christ and The Epiphany Church is located at 39 Park Place (on the Green) in East Haven,. For information, call 203-467-2310.

Rabbi to celebrate 10th anniversary June 23

ORANGE — A celebration marking Rabbi Farbman’s 10-year Anniversary with Temple Emanuel will be held June 23, 6 p.m. at the synagogue, at 150 Derby Avenue, Orange.

RSVPs are due by June 16; go to www.tegnh.org

For more information, call Temple Emanuel: 203-397-3000 or visit http://tegnh.org/

Congregation B’Nai Jacob schedules events

WOODBRIDGE — Woodbridge, Congregation B’nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge, announces the following:

Weekday minion services, 7:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Bread and Torah: Saturday mornings 9-9:45 a.m., followed by Shabbat service.

Saturday, June 8: Third meal of Shabbat, 8 p.m., followed by service and study session led by Rabbi Shapiro at her home. If interested, call the synagogue office 203-389-2111.

Sunday June 9: Morning service followed by Kiddush luncheon, 9:30 a.m.

Monday, June 10: Minyans at 7:45 and 9:30 a.m., including Yizkor.

Wednesday, June 19: Synagogue annual meeting, 7 p.m.

Temple Beth David schedules events

CHESHIRE — Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., Cheshire, announces the following events and programs.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Micah every Thursday at noon in the TBD social hall. Bring your own lunch;

Youth Shabbat Service: First Friday for youth, 6:30 p.m.

Shabbat service: First Friday, 7 p.m. In this musical Shabbat experience, sing through much of the service. Services are participatory, spiritual, and fun.

Torah study: Join Rabbi Micah and a group of adults for Torah Study on Saturdays beginning at 8:45 a.m. and enjoy coffee, bagels, and a discussion about the weekly parsha.

www.tbdcheshire.org

Bereavement group offered in North Branford

NORTH BRANFORD — North Branford Congregational church,1680 Foxon Road, presents a bereavement support group, “From Sorrow into Light,” 7 p.m., through May 29 at the church chapel.

This support group is intended to help anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one. Gerry Borgerson is the facilitator. For information, call 203-483-1116.

Church to host outdoor service

NORTH BRANFORD — Northford Congregational Church and the Rev. Robin Blundon invite local residents to participate in a community and family worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, at the Farm River in Northford, behind the municipal buildings and ball field at Totoket Park. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket, bug repellent — and boots if it has rained.

This community event will feature the Rev. Robin Blundon from historic Northford Congregational Church, which is located in the Northford village in North Branford. For information, call 203-484-0795.

Lay ministry training to begin

WALLINGFORD — Masonicare Health Center, 22 Masonic Ave., seeks volunteers for its Lay Training in geriatric ministry.

Open to people of all faiths, the program has been teaching basic ministry skills to volunteers nearly 20 years.

Volunteers assist the chaplains with worship services, including vespers; programs that allow elders to explore and express their spirituality and faith through art, sacred circle dance and music; hymn singing; chanting and drumming; as well one-to one pastoral visits.

Other opportunities include transporting seniors to religious activities and instrumental accompaniment at worship services, vespers and hymn sings.

For more details, contact Chaplain Thayer Quoos at 203-679-6259 or tquoos@masonicare.org. For more about Masonicare: www.masonicare.org or 888-679-9997.

Discussion series

for people 60-plus

OLD SAYBROOK — The New Adventures Team of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, is sponsoring a “new adventures” series geared to people 60-plus.

Attendees don’t need to be church members. RSVP to Charlotte Schlesselman at 520-560-0183 or chars1961@gmail.com. For more information, call St. Paul Church at 860-388-2398.

Worship services

scheduled

OLD SAYBROOK —— First Church of Christ Congregational, 366 Main St., is offering the following:

• Early Bird worship, 8-8:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room, offers a more casual service with prayer, reflection, quiet music and communion.

• Soul Service, 9-9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, offers a variety of music, centered around rhythm & blues and jazz, with time for prayer and Scripture message, all underscored by a live band.

• Faith Exploration for All, 9:40-10:20 a.m., with church school for pre-K-Grade 8, and workshops for adults and teens, including Bible study, spiritual practices, such as meditation and praying, and faith and health workshops.

• Traditional worship, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, offers music, including the First Church Choir, singing, times for prayer and silent meditation, Scripture readings, a sermon, and an opportunity for giving.

Nursery care is available 9:30-11:30 a.m. for ages infant to 3 years.

For more information, contact 860-388-3008 or www.firstchurchsaybrook.org.

Holy Trinity School

adding preschool

WALLINGFORD — Applications are available for next year’s preschool classes and grades K-8 at Holy Trinity School, 11 N. Whittlesey Ave.

The preschool, new for2019-20, will be for ages 3 and 4. Holy Trinity School, 105 years old, has students from Wallingford, North Haven, Meriden and Hamden.

For more information, visit www.hts-wallingford.org.

‘Resting in God’

prayer groups

MADISON — “Resting in God, Two Centering Prayer Groups” is held 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30-11 a.m. Saturdays at Mercy by the Sea, 167 Neck Road.

Centering prayer is a method of entering silence in order to “be still and know” God. Free-will donation is accepted. For more information and to register, contact Claire at crusowicz@mercybythesea.org or 203-245-0401.

Introduction to Judaism, Hebrew

HAMDEN — Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, has two adult education classes that are open to the community.

• Rabbi Herbert Brockman teaches the introduction to Judaism class, which is on the basics of the Jewish tradition, its history, theology and observances, surrounding the life-cycle of a Jew and the yearly festivals. The class is held Sundays 10-11 a.m.

• Rabbi Steve Steinberg is teaching introduction to Hebrew, which can be taken alone or in concert with Brockman’s class. It meets Sundays 11 a.m.-noon.

RSVP: Sarah at 203-288-3877 or slegassey@cmihamden.org.

Mosque opens

doors to visitors

MERIDEN — Baitul Aman “House of Peace” Mosque, 410 Main St., holds Coffee, Cake, & Conversation at 8 p.m. Fridays.

Information: www.TrueIslam.com, www.alislam.org, zahir.mannan@ahmadiyya.us, @zahirmannan, facebook.com/zahir.mannan.7, MuslimWritersGuild.

Bilingual service

added Sundays

NEW HAVEN — A landmark church on the Green is offering a bilingual, inclusive and progressively Pentecostal/charismatic, musical worship service at 12:30 p.m. Sundays in the Meeting House, 270 Temple St. at Elm Street.

It is in addition to the regular 10 a.m. service. It has been designed for those in the community who may appreciate a more non-traditional Christian experience, said the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Scott.

The worship is titled “Feel the Spirit! (Siente El Espiritu!)”

Deacon Edwin Perez, service leader, seeks to provide “Love, Welcoming and Inclusion (De Amor, Bienvenida, e Inclusión)” in a charismatic, bilingual worship service with music and signing.

For information, visit www.unitednewhaven.org or call 203-787-4195.

ASL interpreter

attends services

MILFORD — Once a month, Sunday worship services at United Church of Christ, 30 Ormond St., Devon, include an American Sign Language interpreter.

A grant for the interpreter was provided by the CT Concerned Citizens for People with Disabilities.

For more information, call 203-878-4685.

Free dropoff program

is for ages 3, 4 years

WOODBRIDGE — Congregation B’nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Road, offers Gan Hayeled 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays.

The free drop-off program for ages 3 and 4 will run every Sunday that religious school is in session.

Call B’nai Jacob at 203-389-2111 for details.

Meditation program

slated in area

GUILFORD — “Meditation in Daily Life” is offered 3-4 p.m. Sundays at Shoreline Center For Wholistic Health, 35 Boston St. No. 2. Classes are $12 each. No one turned away for lack of funds, according to a center press release.

Contact meditationinconnecticut.org, info@odiyana.org or 860-266-6041.

All-ages choir

rehearses in loft

MILFORD — The Choir of St. Mary’s is holding rehearsals in the choir loft. The all-ages choir is open to all the members of Precious Blood Parish. It sings at the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass, and for special services all year. There is no audition. Learn more at www.preciousbloodparishmilford.org/music/.