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Church Services and Events Announced

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Mar 182014
 

Good shepherdChurch of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, Orange announces upcoming events:

Weekly Services

Wednesday

7:00 p.m.                                 Midweek Contemplative Eucharist with Discussion and Healing Prayer

Sunday

7:45 a.m.                                 Traditional Eucharist – no music

9:00 a.m.                                 Church Alive, Eucharist with the worship band

10:30a.m.                                Choral Eucharist

Lenten Program Series

All Welcome

Join us for a Lenten series, To Serve Christ in all Creation, an exploration of how we care for the environment as people of faith. Sunday mornings during Lent in the parish hall from 9:50 a.m. – 10:25 a.m., March 9, 16, 23, 40 and April 6.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

April 17 Holy Thursday: Supper, Foot Washing, and Worship–6:00 p.m.

April 18 Good Friday: Stations of the Cross, Youth –4:00 p.m.; Good Friday Liturgy 7:00 p.m.

April 19, Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil, Worship, and Eucharist–8:00 p.m.

April 20, Easter Sunday: Easter Sunrise Worship Service- 6:00 a.m.

Family Easter Service followed by Easter Egg Hunt on Church Lawn- 8:30 a.m.

Choral Eucharist of the Resurrection- 10:30 a.m.

 

Funeral Home on Plan & Zoning Agenda

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Sep 162013
 

File photo from zoning meeting

File photo from zoning meeting

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission meeting will take place at the Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

During the regular portion of the meeting, the Commission will cover:

1.   Review of the Minutes from the September 3, 2013 meeting.

2.   Old Business.

3.   New Business.

  1. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

  1. Discussion on a moratorium on Production, Distribution, and Dispensaries for Medical Marijuana.

Then, at 8 p.m.

6.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (*4)

*RE-ADOPTION OF THE ORANGE ZONING MAP WITH ASSOCIATED REGULATION CHANGE, – Upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan and Zoning Commission.  The Orange Zoning Map has been digitally “updated.”  There are no changes to any zoning districts or boundaries.  In conjunction with re-adopting the Zoning Map, it is also proposed to amend Section 383-16 – Zoning Map, of the Orange Zoning Regulations.

*PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS, – Submitted by Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church.  To define and provide for Undertaker Establishments as a Special Use in the Residential RES District.

*APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE, – Submitted by Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church.  The proposal is to locate a funeral home/undertaker establishment at property known as 460 and 480 Racebrook Road.  A SITE PLAN APPLICATION has been submitted.

*APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE, Submitted by Barbara Thomas for property known as **350 Boston Post Road.  The proposal is to locate a ‘Smoothie King’ retail store/beverage establishment with a ‘drive-thru’ service window.  Also proposed is a service counter and take out service. (Sections 383-50 A., E., F., and Article XIV of the Orange Zoning Regulations).  A SITE PLAN APPLICATION has been submitted.

**350 Boston Post Road is the plaza in which OLA Restaurant is located, across from Fire Station #2.

 

 

Plan & Zoning Commission Will Hear Proposal For New Hindu Church

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Aug 202013
 

A map of the proposed Chinmaya Mission parcel

A map of the proposed Chinmaya Mission parcel

Tonight an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL USE, submitted by the Racebrook Estates, LLC for property known as 393 Derby Avenue (former Legions of Christ – “Parcel A”) will go before the Town Plan & Zoning Commission during the public hearings section of its regular meeting at Town Hall.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.: public hearings generally begin at 8 p.m.

The proposal is for the Chinmaya Mission Fairfield New Haven, Inc., to utilize one of the existing buildings as a place of worship.  Proposed construction on-site consists of an addition to the existing parking lot.

A SITE PLAN APPLICATION also has been submitted. The mission would use about 5 acres out of the entire former Legions of Christ Property (now known as the Preserve property)

About the Chinmaya Mission (from their website):

“The Mission is dedicated to spreading the knowledge of Vedanta and other Hindu scriptures.

CMH conducts weekly discourses (Satsanga-s) and study groups for adults, and classes for youth (Yuvakendra) and children (Bala Vihar).

Chinmaya Mission strongly believes that spirituality is a family activity.

Special care is taken to conduct spiritual and cultural programs that interest all members of the family.




Our Mission is to provide to individuals, from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means
for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to the society.



Our Aspiration is to provide maximum happiness to the maximum number of people for the maximum time.”