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Aug 28 HONORING LAW ENFORCEMENT: The First Baptist Church of Ansonia will hold a special “Honoring Our Ansonia Blue” Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Sunday, August 28, at 4 p.m. at the church, 235 Prindle Ave., Ansonia, CT. Speakers will include the Mayor and Chief of Police of Ansonia. Info: 203-734-0434 http://www.fbcansonia.com/leadership.aspx. (8/8)
Sept 1 FRANKLIN GRAHAM TOUR: Franklin Graham and the Decision America Tour are holding prayer rallies across the nation. The Connecticut rally will be held Thursday, September 1st, at 12 noon, at the state capitol in Hartford. Rev. Graham will be sharing the Gospel and asking people to take a stand to live out their faith at home, in public, and at the ballot box. Info: www.DecisionAmericaTour.com. (8/17)
Sept 4 FREE BAND CONCERT: The U.S. Coast Guard Band will perform Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” Sunday, September 4th, at 1 p.m. at historic Fort Trumbull State Park. Canon fire will be performed by The Artillery Company of Newport, Rhode Island. Fort Trumbull State Park is located at 90 Walbach Street, New London, CT. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for seating at this free concert. Info: 860-444-7591 or www. uscg.mil/band. (8/8)
Sept 7-28 SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS: A free workshop on the basics of starting your own business will be held each Wednesday in September, beginning September 7th. The four workshops with different topics will run Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Parson’s Government Center, 70 West River Street, in Milford. The workshops are sponsored by the City of Milford, the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. To register for the workshops, call Lisa at 860-240-4892. For more information, call Julie at 203-783-3230. (8/8)
Sep 10 BOATING COURSE: The About Boating Safety Course will be held Saturday, September 10th, starting at 8 a.m. at The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 Training Center, 1 Helwig Street, Milford, one block north of Milford Boat Works. Successful completion of this 8-hour course satisfies the Connecticut licensing requirements for both boats and personal watercraft. Family participation is encouraged. All students will need to get a State of Connecticut Conservation ID Number before taking the class. The cost is $60.00. Info: 860-663-5505 or http://a0142403.uscgaux.info. (8/24)
Sep 17 NAUTICAL COURSE: The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 24-3 is offering the Charts, Navigation, and GPS course Saturday, September 17th, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their training center, located at 1 Helwig Street in Milford, one block north of Milford Boat Works. Cost is $60.00. Walk-ins are welcome. Info: 860-663-5505 or http://a0142403.uscgaux.info. (8/24)
Sep 17 COMMUNITY AWARENESS-TOUCH A TRUCK: Walters Memorial A.M.E Zion Church will host s “Community Awareness-Touch A Truck” event Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 445 Broad Street, Bridgeport. Many community organizations will be available to provide information on the services they provide. Food will be available for purchase. Cost of the event is $3.00. Info: 203-333-8250 or http://thenry75.wix.com/yourcommunitybpt. (8/22)
Sep 22-Nov 10 ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP: A class/support group on “Overcoming Anxiety and Panic” is an eight week course to combat anxiety, fear, phobia, and panic, and facilitated by retired Jonathan Law High School psychologist Roseann Meyer. The class will present biblical principles and cognitive-behavioral strategies to overcome anxiety and panic. The class will meet every Thursday night, September 22nd to November 10th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 400 Burnt Plains Road, Milford, CT. Cost is a $25.00 church donation. Info: Tonya at 203-874-8928. (8/25)
Sep 24 BENEFIT MOTORCYCLE RIDE: His Divine Fellowship, Incorporated. will hold a Day of Joy Benefit Motorcycle Ride to raise funds for a Thanksgiving Family Style Dinner for single mothers and fathers in the Dixwell Avenue area. The ride will be Saturday, September 24th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and be held at 2320 Mcdonald’s Lot, Hamden Plaza. There will be a $10 donation for the benefit ride. Info: 203-435-4205. (8/8)
Regular Events and General Messages
WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Promise Land Church in West Haven sponsors Connecticut Women of Faith and Courage featuring Rev. Cheri Cerrone the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at Best Western Hotel, 490 Sawmill Road, West Haven, CT. The free event encourages women to reach their full God-given potential. Info: 203-589-9607 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (1/22)
PRO-LIFE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Birthright of Greater New Haven is looking for help in counseling, organizing, fundraising, marketing, and promotion to help save the unborn. Dedicated volunteers are needed to work in Birthright’s Hamden office, off local bus routes. For information or to get involved, call and leave a message for MaryAnn at 203-934-3105 or www.birthright.org. (7/18/12)
HELP FOR ADDICTIONS: Are you dealing with an addiction in your life or the life of a family member or friend? Supportive weekly meetings are held at local churches in your area seven nights a week. For Higher Ground meeting locations call 203-888-9974 or visit www.HigherGroundMinistry.org. (1/30/12)
PREGNANCY SUPPORT: If you know someone dealing with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy and need support, contact Birthright of Greater New Haven. They give help to girls or women regardless of age, marital or economic status, or creed. They provide free pregnancy tests, and their services are confidential. They are located at 176 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT. Phone 203-934-3105. Emergency hot line 24 hrs a day: 1-800-550-4900. (8/18)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Do you enjoy helping animals with special needs? The Hope Alliance for Animals, Inc. is a Christian-based sanctuary for special needs cats in Killingworth, CT. They are looking for caring people who can give just two hours a month to be involved in this special ministry. Info: 860-663-0324 or www.hope-alliance.org . (7/16)
CHILDBIRTH CLASSES: Free childbirth classes for pregnant teens and young adults up to age 21 are offered in a free eight-week program at Milford Hospital. Info and reservations: 203-876-4285.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MENTORING: The “Across Ages Mentoring Program” is looking for caring adults ages 45 and older to share two hours a week with a middle school child in activities such as fishing, building something, playing catch, or other kid-friendly activity. Mentors listen to, support, and accept the children as they are. Info: 203-878-6365, ext. 331 or www.milfordmentoring.org.
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE FOR A TAX DEDUCTION: Residents in Fairfield County can get a tax deduction by donating their old car to the Christian Counseling Center of Norwalk. Call the center and have the vehicle towed away. Donors will be given a donation receipt to use in reporting the tax deductible gift. Donors are entitled to deduct up to $500 in their income tax returns. If the car is worth more than $500, it will be sold, and a receipt stating the gross amount will be mailed to the donor within 30 days after sale. The center will receive $150 for each car to use to subsidize the cost of counseling for persons unable to afford the fee. Info: Rose at (203) 846-4626, ext. 300.
WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS: Millions of people around the world are trapped in darkness without hope. Wycliffe Bible Translators brings light and gives hope to these communities through translation and literacy programs. You can help. Ask your employer about their matching gift program. Federal employees can participate through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our C-F-C number is 1-1-737. To learn more, call 1-800-WYCLIFFE. or visit www.wycliffe.org .
NATIONAL HUNGER HOTLINE: Do you have to go hungry tonight so your children can eat? If so, call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3HUNGRY for help. You will be connected to food programs and services in your community. Call 1-866-348-6479 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All calls are confidential, and se habla español.
NURSING HOME MINISTRY INSTRUCTION: Many people living in America’s Care Centers today were a part of what has been called “The Greatest Generation.” They need visitors — they need friends — they need the Lord. To help you or your church get started as an Ambassador for Christ in this needy area, the SonShine Society is offering a free step-by-step guide to Nursing Home Ministry. Write SonShine Society, that’s S-O-N-shine Box 327, Lynnwood, Washington, 98046. Ask for the free “Power Packet.”
PUPPY RAISERS NEEDED: Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a national non-profit organization that breeds, trains, and places assistance dogs with children and adults with disabilities, is looking for volunteer puppy raisers in Connecticut. At CCI our pups have a very special destiny—to assist a person with a disability in leading a more fulfilling and independent life. Puppy raisers help CCI pups achieve their full potential by providing lots of love, leadership, and socialization. To volunteer or for more information, call 1-800-572-BARK (2275) or log on to http://www.cci.org/.
CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSES: New England Christian Coffeehouses are a growing ministry in Connecticut and other New England states, offering Christians an opportunity to fellowship with other believers, be exposed to a variety of Christian music and artists, and introduce non-Christians to the Gospel in a less formal setting. For information on times and locations of events, log on to http://www.newenglandchristiancoffeehouses.com/.
CHRISTIAN BIKERS: If you’re a Christian motorcycle rider and are looking for some good Christian fellowship, ride along with the Beacon Bikers of New Haven, the local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association. All bikes and bikers, men and women, are invited. Info: Bob Riendeau (860) 384-4547 or http://cmaner5.org/NES/BEACONBIKERS.
HELP FOR GAMBLING: Are you concerned about your gambling, or someone else’s gambling? Free confidential assessment and treatment is available. Call Suzanne at the UCONN Health Center Gambling Research and Treatment Program. The toll free number is 877-400-0570 or visit www.GamblingTreatment.net
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR FOREIGN TEENS: Open your heart and your home to an international student. Pacific Intercultural Exchange needs host families urgently in your community for semester homestay programs. If you are interested, please call P.I.E. right away at 1-800-828-9001 or visit them at www.pieusa.org .
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