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St Luke’s Presents Lecture Series on Religious Art; Displays Handwritten, Illuminated Bible

Saint John's Bible page illuninated hand-written
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With the invention of the printing press, so went the practice of writing the bible by hand — until Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, produced a 1,165-page handwritten, gold-illuminated bible in 2011. A limited edition of one of the seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible is on display at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Parish for all to view for one year. St. Luke’s is also hosting a three-part lecture series this month on Bible art. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jazz Vocalist and Pianist Katharine Hedlund Performs Friday in Darien

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Noted jazz vocalist and pianist Katharine Hedlund, who grew up in Darien, will return to town Friday night for a benefit concert at the First Congregational Church of Darien. Katharine, who grew up in Darien, is often compared to Norah Jones and Diana Krall but is a unique and captivating jazz/soul singer in her own right. She will be accompanied by two other former Darien residents: drummer Willie Bruno and bassist Nick Trautmann. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rev. Dale Paulsen, Former Noroton Presbyterian Church Youth Minister, Dies in Car Accident in California

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The Rev. Dale Paulsen, 67, pastor of a California Church and former youth pastor at Noroton Presbyterian Church, died in a car accident on Sunday evening, hours after he had announced his retirement after 23 years at the Morro Bay Presbyterian Church. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Celebrate Recovery Ministry on Monday Celebrates Its First Year at Noroton Presbyterian Church

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The one-year anniversary of the start of Noroton Presbyterian Church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry is being celebrated with music and food on Monday, Oct. 15. The  group was set up to help anyone deal with hurts/habits/hangups using the 12 steps in a Christ-centered environment. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Congregational Church Concert with Puerto Rican Music to Raise Money for Relief Effort

Concert for Mariana Puerto Rico project https://www.fcc4puertorico.org/
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Marking the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico and caused more than 3,000 deaths, The First Congregational Church of Darien is sponsoring a concert of Puerto Rican music to raise money to help rebuild the village of Mariana, Puerto Rico. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to Visit St Luke’s Parish June 24

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Darien’s Saint Luke’s Parish later this month will welcome Bishop Rowan Williams, formerly the Archbishop of Canterbury, the highest-ranking leader in the Anglican community of churches, worldwide. At two services on Sunday, June 24, Williams will be preaching and the Magdalene College Choir will be singing. The Choirs of Saint Luke’s will be joining the Magdalene College choristers for the service of Evensong that afternoon. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Talk and Discussion on #MeToo Movement at First Congregational Church Lunch, May 22

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First Congregational Church of Darien’s Women’s Association and Board of Outreach are hosting a Spring Luncheon and discussion of the #MeToo movement. Gayle Weinstein, president of the Board of Directors of The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education, will lead the talk. (more…) Continue Reading →

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