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Oct 29 CONCERT: The Windsbach Boys Choir from Germany will perform a program of works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Schultz, and German folk songs, Wednesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 230 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510. Info: 203-624-3101 or http://trinitynewhaven.org/home/full-calendar/. (9/25)
Oct 29-Nov 1 POWER TEAM: The Power Team, comprised of former world record holders, NFL football players, and professional wrestlers, will be giving free speed and strength demonstrations, along with inspirational messages, Wednesday, October 29th through Saturday, November 1st at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 2nd at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Center, 349 Wheelers Farms Road, Milford. Info: 203-877-1007, ext. 19, www.thepowerteam.com, or cornerstonemilford.org,. (10/8)
Nov 1 POLICE AUCTION: The Milford Police Department will be holding their Annual Police Auction Saturday, November 1st, beginning at 10 a.m. At 9 o’clock auction attendees may preview items to be auctioned off. Numerous bicycles and other items will be sold in “as is” condition to the highest bidder. The auction will be held in the rear of the Milford Police Department, 430 Boston Post Road in Milford. (10/15)
Nov 7-8 WOMEN’S SIMULCAST: Cornerstone Christian Center will host a Women of Faith “Live” Simulcast Friday, November 7th, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, November 8th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church, 349 Wheelers Farms Road, Milford, CT. Cost is $25.00. Info: 203-877-1007 or cornerstonemilford.org. (10/6)
Nov 8 JESUSFEST: JesusFest will be held Saturday, November 8th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., inside the Lifestyles Expo CT at Star Hill Family Athletic Center, 100 Gerber Drive, Tolland, CT. The JesusFest Pavillion is a special aisle at the Expo, containing displays by Christian churches, ministries, schools, businesses, and more. There will also be an all-day Jacob’s Well Christian Coffeehouse with hourly performances by acoustic Christian artists. Display space and sponsorships are available. Info: Drew Crandall at 860-872-3190 or dcrandall@ChristAtWork.org. (10/29)
Nov 8 SINGLES CONFERENCE: Connecticut Christian Singles Network will host a Fall Conference Saturday, November 8th, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Best Western Hotel, 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473. Be refreshed and encouraged through inspiring messages. Seminar and lunch (featuring assorted sandwich buffet, coffee, tea, and dessert) is $25.00. Reservations must be received by Saturday, Nov. 1. Call Danine at 203-598-5043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 9 VETERAN’S DAY PARADE AND CONCERT: The City of Milford will host their annual Veteran’s Day Parade Sunday, November 9th at 2 p.m., led by this year’s Grand Marshall Russell Edwards of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 251. The Milford Concert Band will perform “Red Shirts for Veterans 2014″ at 3:30 p.m. at Milford Town Hall. The concert if free.
Nov 11 WREATH LAYING CEREMONY: Milford’s Veteran’s Day Wreath Laying Ceremony will be Tuesday, November 11th, at 10:45 a.m., in front of Milford City Hall. All are invited to this short but moving ceremony. (10/15)
Nov 14-16 MILFORD THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: Milford Boy and Girl Scouts will hold their 10th Annual Thanks-4-Giving Food Drive round the clock beginning noon Friday, November 14th to noon Sunday, November 16, at Wasson Field Parking lot, West Main Street, behind Milford’s Parson’s Complex. Frozen turkeys, non-perishable food items, and monetary donations will be collected so Milford area’s less fortunate families can celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Food or money can be dropped off at Wasson Field, or one of Milford’s Stop & Shop, ShopRite, or Adams Supermarkets. Info: Tyler (203-530-7792). (10/15)
Nov 23 SILVER RING THING: Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center will be hosting a Silver Ring Thing, a national event that speaks honestly to teens about God’s plan for sex. The event will be Sunday, November 23rd, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at Christian Heritage School, 575 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT. Cost is $8.00. Info: HopelinePRC.com or SilverRingThing.com. (10/16)
Regular Events and General Messages
THE LISTENING SPACE: Covenant Congregational Church will host an Open Mic at the “Listening Space,” every third Saturday of the month at 1 Westminster Drive, West Hartford, CT. All ages and all performing artists are invited to share an evening of free family-friendly fun! Sign up at 6:30 p.m.; music starts at 7 p.m. Info: Jami at 860-977-0607. (1/13)
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 email@example.com. (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)
DONATION OF CRUTCHES 4 AFRICA: Church on the Rock, New Haven, in conjunction with Crutches 4 Africa, is sponsoring a collection of crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs. Please drop off your donations to Church on the Rock, 95 Hamilton Street, New Haven, CT 06511, or call 203-498-2687 for pick up. Info: www.crutches4africa.org. (12/7/09)
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 New Haven County. They are looking for caring people who can give just two hours a month to be involved in this special ministry. Info: 203-988-4654 or www.hope-alliance.org . (11/17/09)
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.
DONATIONS FOR MINISTRY REQUESTED: Taste N See Outreach Ministries, Inc. of Bridgeport is in dire need of donations of furniture and household appliances, clothing for men, women, and children, and vehicles in working condition, as well as financial donations. Tax deductions are available. Info: Gary 203-335-9351.
WOMEN’S CRAFTING FELLOWSHIP: Join the women of Seymour Foursquare Gospel Church for their monthly crafting fellowship “Crossing Paths” every second Saturday of the month, between 7 and 9 p.m. Bring your favorite craft project or hobby and enjoy lively, uplifting conversation and refreshment. The church is at 56 West St., Seymour, CT. Info: 203-881-3510.
CLIFFORD W. BEERS GUIDANCE CLINIC: Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic, a non-profit child mental health facility in New Haven which helps children, adolescents, adults and families who have been sexually, physically, and mentally abused, is requesting donations of clothing, hygiene products, electronics, board games, toys, arts and crafts…anything to keep families warm or put a smile on a face. Info:www.cliffordbeers.org or 203-772-1270 x213.
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 you r employer about their matching gift program. Federal employees can participate through he 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 espanol.
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.
CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: Mount Gideon Faith Fellowship Church hosts a Clothing Giveaway every 3rd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:00 A.M. only, at the Multi-Purpose House, 17 Shelton Ave., New Haven, CT.
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
FLEA MARKET: The Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, CT, hosts an indoor flea market on selected Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. You’re invited to come for breakfast. Vendors may rent space for $25.00. For information including the date of the next flea market, call Bud Clarke at 203-934-4446.
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 .