The following centers of worship offer many possibities for worship and are all located in the Connecticut area or just over the border.
BRISTOL - THE CHURCH OF THE ETERNAL LIGHT - All are welcome to come and worship at our historic "Little Church on the Hill" located in Bristol, CT. We offer a full range of Pagan, Wiccan, Spiritualist, and non-denominational services including special rites of passage. Handfastings/Weddings, Baptismals/Wiccanings and Funeral rites performed by fully licensed and ordained Priestesses. Sunday services are at 2 p.m., classes, special events, Sabbats and Esbats are all open to the public. Please contact the church at (860) 582-9636, or by mail at P. O. Box 1331, Bristol, CT 06011-1331. Visit our website at www.churchofeternallight.org.
CHICOPEE, MA - HEALING HANDS OF LIGHT SPIRITUALIST CHURCH - Located at 465 Granby Road. Sunday services 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Services consist of sharing, healing, and spirit messages followed by coffee, light meal or snack and conversation with like-minded people. Mediums Days and special events listed on our website as they are planned. Pastor, Rev. John Sullivan (413) 592-0300. Visit their website at www.healinghandsoflightspch.com.
EAST HARTFORD - HARE KRISHNA TEMPLE - All are welcome to join us at our weekly vegetarian feast and festival, Sundays 3 to 6 p.m. Kirtan, bhajans, Bhagavad-Gita meditations, spiritual questions and answers, and a free vegetarian dinner at the Hare Krishna Temple, 1683 Main Street, East Hartford. Call (860) 289-7252 or visit www.iskconct.org for more info and directions.
HARTFORD - FIRST CHURCH OF THE DIVINE LIGHT, INC. - Meets every Sunday at 3 p.m., 50 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford, CT. Lectures, Healings, Message Services. For info please contact Rev. Fletcher Bass, Jr. at (860) 242-6806. Visit our website at www.firstchurchdivinelight.org.
HARTFORD - TWILIGHT FIRE CIRCLE, INC. - A Pagan Church serving the Greater Hartford Community. We hold open rituals for all the major Sabbats and some of the Full Moons. We are available for legal handfastings, wiccanings and other rites of passage. We hold monthly workshops on the 3rd Monday of every month. Twilight Fire is an Incorporated, State and Federally recognized Church, with IRS 501(c)3 (Non-profit) status. See Support Groups for contact information and more details.
MERIDEN - NEW ENGLAND INNERFAITH MINISTRIES - a spiritual based teaching in Meriden, Ct. We hold weekly spring and summer study groups, classes, seminars, and privates sessions on realizing the infinite possibilities for success and healing that each one of us is gifted with. Monthly hour-long meditation for peace and healing held at New England Innerfaith Ministries. Call Rev. Jean Battah for times and location at (203) 238 -3673. 112 East Main Street, Meriden.
MIDDLEFIELD - ECKANKAR TEMPLE OF CT - a place for all who love God. Eckankar, the religion of the Light and Sound of God. Worship services are the second Sunday of every month 10 a.m., with fellowship and refreshments afterwards. The Temple is located at 1 Harvest Wood Road, at the corner with Rte. 66. For information call (860) 346-2226; www.ct-eckankar.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDDLETOWN - SCIENCE OF MIND - The Science of Mind and Spirit is a Spiritual Philosophy for the thinking person. It is "The Study of Life and the Nature of the Laws of Thought." This philosophy is a synthesis of all religious teachings, the common thread that runs through all the major religions of the world. We believe whatever the mind holds to and firmly believes in forms a new pattern of thought within its creative mold, as whatever thought is held in mind tends to take outward form in new creation. We meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the DeKoven House Community Center, 245 DeKoven Drive, Middletown, CT to bask in the flavor of Spiritual Realization as we celebrate being in this Thing called Life in the company of like-minded people on their spiritual path. By retraining the mind and creating new thought patterns, anyone can have a happy, rewarding and fulfilling life. Contact: Rev. H.Patrick Pollard RSc.F., Connecticut Center for Spiritual Living, P.O. Box 1261 Middletown, CT 06457, phone: (860) 391-5772.
MIDDLETOWN - BUDDHIST FAITH FELLOWSHIP OF CT - New England's largest Shin Buddhist congregation provides a caring, spiritual and open environment with Buddhist gatherings, sacred chants, sitting meditation, 12 Step Group, Sunday School, Buddhism 101, 201 and 301 courses, prison education, mindfulness retreats, social activities and community outreach. We gather on most Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Memorial Chapel, 343 Washington Terrace, Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Call (860) 805 - 2078 or visit www.bffct.net.
MIDDLETOWN - CHENREZIG TIBETAN BUDDHIST CENTER OF CT - This is a rare opportunity to experience the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition from a completely qualified master, Khensur Geshe Wangdak. Rinpoche, our spiritual director, was born in Eastern Tibet in 1934 and holds the highest degree attainable in the Tibetan Buddhist Lineage: Geshe Lharampa from Drepung Loseling Monastic University. Rinpoche served for almost two decades as senior teacher and eventually Abbott of Namgyal Monastery; personal monastery to His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama. He is considered by his colleagues to be one of the greatest living scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. His unique way of elucidating complex philosophical topics so they can be understood and practiced in daily life, has attracted students from all over the world. Please join us three times per week to share this amazing experience. Sunday 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Scriptural explanation with English translation on topics including Karma, the Two Truths and the Four Noble Truths; Tuesday 7 p.m. - Prayer and Mantra recitation; Saturday 10 a.m. - Prayer to the 21 Taras; first Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. - Introduction to Buddhism. Our center is located at 504 Main St., 2nd Fl., Middletown, CT. Phone: (860) 346-6136.
MYSTIC - THE SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF PEACE AND LIGHT - Located at Hyatt Place, 224 Greenmanville Avenue. Member of the National Spiritualist Assoc. of Churches. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
NEW HAVEN - THE CENTER OF LIGHT - A congregation of modern-day Christian mystics. The Center of Light is both a welcoming spiritual community and a school for spiritual training and development. We offer Sunday Services to adults and children, spiritual community, classes, seminars, and individual spiritual instruction to people in the greater New Haven Area. Sunday Services are uplifting, inspiring and deepening in consciousness. The Service includes singing, prayer, and a sermon that is relevant to the process of spiritual development. It also includes a powerful and transformative Communion Service. Each Service begins with a half-hour of silent meditation that allows each person to quiet his or her mind and prepare to take in the blessings of the Service and Communion. Our chapel is full of peace, love, and the palpable Presence of God. Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Meditation followed by 10 a.m. services. Children's Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Daily Meditation and Communion M - F: 6 a.m. and Sat. 8 a.m. See our multiple classes and events listings. Center of Light is located at 844 Grand Ave., New Haven, CT 06511. Contact us for more information at (203) 785-9085, email@example.com or visit NewHaven.CentersOfLight.org.
NEW HAVEN - THE PANTHEAN TEMPLE - "In Celebration of the Old Religions since 1995," Connecticut's First Pagan and Wiccan Temple (formerly named the Pagan Community Church). We are a growing community in the Valley and New Haven, CT area. Our temple is incorporated, federally recognized as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, and is member of the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits. We offer full services and are available for legally binding handfastings/weddings, wiccaning/paganings and other rites of passage. Contact HPs. Rev. Alicia Folberth at (203) 734-7222, Panthean Temple@aol.com. Write: Panthean Temple, P.O. Box 5622, Bridgeport, CT 06610 or visit our website at www.pagancommunitychurch.org.
NEW HAVEN - TIBETAN BUDDHISM, CENTER FOR DZOGCHEN STUDIES - 15-17 Tour Ave. All are welcome to join the on-going three week introductory course on Buddhism given at the Center every Sunday at 10 a.m. This introduction will provide information regarding Buddhism, its application to everyday life and the activities of the Center. No previous experience with Buddhism is necessary. (203) 387-9992.
NEW LONDON - SPIRITUALIST CHURCH - See NIANTIC.
NEWINGTON - CHURCH OF THE INFINITE SPIRIT - A member of the National Spiritualist Association of Churches, meets at the Masonic Temple, 80 Walsh Avenue, Newington. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. on most second and fourth Sundays of the month. Check our website a www.NewingtonSpiritualistChurch.org for any changes. Messages and healing are given during service and fellowship hour with refreshments follow after service. All are welcome! .
NIANTIC - THE NEW LONDON SPIRITUALIST CHURCH Sunday morning services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Sleep Inn, 5 King Arthur Drive, Niantic, CT. See our website, www.nlspiritualist.com for updates, schedule of services, and driving directions. Services are held 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon every Sunday with song, guest speaker, healing and spirit greetings. Fellowship and pot-luck lunch following. Bring a dish or just your appetite. Food for body and soul. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Member of the National Spiritualist Association of Churches and Connecticut State Spiritualist Association.
NORWALK - UNITY OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY - A spiritual resource for positive living. Affiliated with Unity Institute, publishers of "The Daily Word." Adult Discussion Group on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Celebration Service Sundays at 10:30 a.m. - childcare provided. Visit our webpage at www.ufconline.org for more information on Special Events and Classes at UFC. Rev. Shawn Moninger, Minister. 3 Main Street (above the Ford dealership), Norwalk, CT 06851. (203) 855-7922.
NORWICH - NATIONAL SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF NORWICH - A member of the National Spiritualist Association of Churches and the CT State Spiritualist Association, invites you to join us at 29 Park Street, off Main St., Norwich. Sunday services are 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. This caring congregation provides a spiritual, open minded, and safe environment to all who seek support in the challenges of their lives. Service consists of Oration, Healing, and Spirit Messages. Coffee, cake, and lively conversation follow the service. Visit our website: www.nscnorwich.net for more information or call (860) 886-8522.
NORWICH - UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF NORWICH - A member of the Unitarian Universalist Association, meets at 148 Broadway, Norwich. Service starts at 10:30 am every Sunday. A lively coffee hour follows the service. Please visit our website for more info: www.uunorwich.org.
OLD GREENWICH - ALBERTSON MEMORIAL CHURCH OF SPIRITUALISM - Member of the CT State Spiritualist Association and National Spiritualist Association of Churches. 293 Sound Beach Ave. Sunday services 11 a.m. Fellowship and refreshments afterwards. For further information, call (203) 637-4615 or visit www.albertsonchurch.org.
SOUTH WINDSOR - UNITY OF GREATER HARTFORD - 919 Ellington Rd. (Rt. 30). Rev. Ed Townley, Senior Minister. Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m., with children's classes and nursery starting at 10:15 a.m. Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus. We honor the universal truths in all religions and respect each individual's right to choose a spiritual path. We honor all people as being created with sacred worth, and the many ministries of our spiritual center reach out to all who seek support in the challenges of their lives. Many classes, events, and activities offered each week. Visit our website at www.unityhartford.org for more information or call (860) 289-8963.
TORRINGTON - UNITY IN THE FOOTHILLS - 102 Prospect Street. Our Sunday Services and children's Sunday School begin at 10:30 a.m. Throughout the week we offer classes, workshops and prayer sessions, all to provide tools for your journey. Are you spiritual, but not religious? Have you found yourself experiencing and exploring your spiritual life, though not through traditional religious programs? Unity has its roots in such a path, and our community continues to honor each individual's journey. We are affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries, home of "The Daily Word" and Silent Unity-the worldwide telephone prayer ministry. Learn more about us at www.unityinthefoothills.org. Rev. Bill Heller, minister. Unity in the Foothills - the progressive New Thought Spiritual Center of Northwest CT. (860) 496-9593.
WEST HARTFORD - SHIN BUDDHIST FELLOWSHIP - Elmwood Community Center, West Hartford, CT. (860) 289-4551. The SBF is an independent and progressive lay Buddhist community offering deep healings and Zen practice, and spiritual discussions. This community gathers twice a month, on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:45 p.m. See schedule and topics on at http://shin-westhartford.tripod.com/
WEST HARTFORD - CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY - All are welcome. Free introductory services Sundays, 1 - 5 p.m. Scientology means the study of knowing, in the fullest sense of the word (Dhyana). We believe that you are basically good and essentially spiritual in nature, and our goal is to help you live with spiritual purpose, dignity and happiness in a materialistic world. 779 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 061119. (860) 233-4933. firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILLIMANTIC - THE FIRST SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF WILLIMANTIC - Located at 268 High St., Willimantic, CT 06226. Member of the National Spiritualist Assoc. of Churches. Full Service Church. Spiritual Lecture, Healing Service and Spirit Communications. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m., September through May. Fellowship and refreshments afterwards. For Church summer schedule, workshops and other information, please call (860) 423-5774. All are welcome. Visit www.firstspiritualistchurch.org.
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