It’s been 23 years since a White House staffer’s mysterious death, charges of corruption and rumors about the president led to a special prosecutor’s appointment. That was Whitewater in 1994, and that special prosecutor was Darien resident Robert Fiske Jr.
But Fiske’s illustrious legal career dealt with much more: Three Mile Island, the Americas Cup, drug lords and yes, even doing legal battle with Donald Trump. _____
— an announcement from St. Luke’s Parish
It’s all detailed in his 2014 book, Prosecutor, Defender, Counselor: The Memoirs of Robert B Fiske Jr.
Fiske is also a former member of the Darien Police Commission. Now Fiske will tell his own story — and answer questions — at 7 p.m., Wednesday Nov.
The Choirs of Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, and Christ Church in Greenwich will sing a service of Choral Evensong on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. at Saint Luke’s. The service will be the first joint effort between the two Episcopal parishes in recent memory. It is being conducted by Jamie Hitel (director of music at Christ Church) and David Pulliam, (director of music and organist at Saint Luke’s). ____________
The public is invited to an outdoor service to answer the hate shown in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend with a re-affirmation of love for all people at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14 at St. Luke’s Church. “[W]e want to lift up the spirit of oneness that we have as children of God.
The community is invited to the St. Luke’s Parish Annual Tag Sale, held indoors rain or shine on June 9 and 10. The sale takes place in the Youth & Community Center on the church campus, 1864 Post Road in Darien. Great merchandise in every category will be available, including housewares and small appliances, furniture, antiques, rugs, lamps, sports gear, patio furniture and lots more. It’s all priced to move in one weekend, so prepare to make a deal. Delivery is available for bulky items.
For Early Birds, there’s an exclusive Preview Night on Friday, June 9, 6 to 8 pm, with a $20 Entrance Fee at the door. The All-Day Tag Sale is on Saturday, June 10, 9 am to 4 p.m., with free admission.
Have you ever driven down the Post Road on a Thursday and wondered about the red and white Community Supper signs? Community Supper might be the best kept culinary secret in town, except that it’s not secret to the 100-plus folks who come week by week to share a $1.00 meal in a friendly and welcoming environment. For the past 10 years, Saint Luke’s has hosted this weekly dinner, open to all. “Our family attends Community Supper at least twice a month,” says parishioner Meredith Olmstead. “It’s truly one of the best things we do.”
At first the supper was a simple way to allow her kids to build relationships with people of all backgrounds and ages, but soon Olmstead found herself drawn to share her own Cordon Bleu background and now spearheads dinner preparation, with a group of friends, three times a year.
The Choirs of Darien’s Saint Luke’s Parish will sing a service of Choral Evensong on Saturday May 6 at 4 p.m. at Saint Bart’s Church on Park Avenue in New York City. The service will be part of their annual Royal School of Church Music choir festival featuring choirs from across Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York City. David Pulliam, director of music and organist at Saint Luke’s is conducting. The same Evensong repertoire will be sung by the choir at St. Luke’s the following day, Sunday May 7 at 6 p.m. The service is open to everyone at 1864 Boston Post Road.
The community is invited to meet some of our Muslim neighbors at a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m., in the Youth and Community Center at Saint Luke’s Parish, 1864 Post Road, in Darien. We are living in divisive times where people find themselves unsure of whom to trust. Now more than ever, communities need to come together to try to build bridges that overcome fear. Muslims have been specifically singled out as dangerous and threatening. This has affected how non-Muslim Americans view their fellow Muslim Americans.