Religion briefs


Piqua-Trinity Church services continue

PIQUA — Trinity Church welcomes visitors at 11 a.m. Sunday morning. You can connect with Trinity Church online at, or on Facebook. The church is located at 622 Gordon St., Piqua. Call (937) 606-2650 for more information.

True Life services, in person or online

TROY — Join True Life Community Church this Sunday for the June sermon series, “Jonah.” Learn more about the acceptance God has for all.

• A block party featuring fellowship, food, a bounce house and activities for all ages will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 13.

• Loads of Love, a program providing laundry supplies and assistant for the community, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at Sherwood Laundry.

The community is always welcome; TLC will open its doors this Sunday with worship service starting at 10 a.m. The service will also be livestreamed on Facebook. Please join us as we stand together in worship.

Connect with TLC online at, or on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. TLC is handicapped accessible. The church is located at 56 Foss Way. Call 937-332-0041 for more information.

First Lutheran holds services

TROY — First Lutheran Church of Troy is back to public worship and invites the community to weekly worship services on Sundays at 10 a.m.

AA-Open Group will be held at 6 a.m. on Mondays, and AA-Men’s Group will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays.

First Lutheran of Troy is located at 2899 W. Main St., Troy, and can be contacted at (937) 335-2323 or [email protected]. Visit for more information.

Victory Baptist Church to show “I Still Believe”

PIQUA — Victory Baptist Church will hold a special showing of the movie “I Still Believe” at 6:30 p.m. on June 25.

“I Still Believe is based on the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp. The showing is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 937-773-6469.

Victory Baptist Church is located at 1601 South St. in Piqua.

St. Bonifice announces annual Mission Rummage Sale

PIQUA — The eighth annual rummage sale, sponsored by the Mission Committee at St. Boniface & St. Mary Parishes, will be held on July 10 and 11 in the Caserta Activities Center, 218 S. Downing St., Piqua. Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 .am. to noon Sunday.

Proceeds from the rummage sale benefit the parishes’ missionaries in Chile and Guatemala and their twinning project in Dominica. A variety of household items, toys, holiday decorations, and more will be for sale. There will also be home-baked goods, a food-stand, a purse/scarf/jewelry boutique, and complimentary religious items.

Donations are being accepted for the rummage sale. Anyone wishing to donate may drop off items at the Caserta Activities Center on Thursday, July 8 and Friday, July 9. To arrange donation pick-up or for additional information, contact Don Stonerock, 937-773-2400.

Clothing, baby cribs, car seats, mattresses, or CRT TVs are not accepted.

First United Methodist Church holds Rummage Sale

TROY — First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Franklin St., will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 18 and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 19. The sale will be held at First Place Christian Center at 16 W. Franklin St.

Saturday will be bag day — items fit in a large trash bag will total $7 and items fit in a grocery bag will total $2. Proceeds will go to local charities.

St. Patrick’s offers Loss of Spouse Seminar

TROY — The Loss of Spouse seminar is for people grieving a spouse’s death. It will be held at St. Patrick Parish Center, 444 E. Water St., Troy, upstairs in Room 3, on Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and widowed men and women. They offer helpful insights on:

• What to expect in the days to come

• How to deal with the loneliness

• What to do with your spouse’s belongings

• Why it won’t always hurt this much

And other practical help for dealing with the challenges of widowhood.

Everyone who attends will receive a booklet with over 30 short readings on how to live with grief and eventually rebuild your life.

Registration is not necessary and there is no cost.

The St. Patrick’s GriefShare Team will be in attendance to help answer questions and give their support.

For more information, contact Pat Smith at the Parish Office, 937-335-2833, ext 105, or [email protected].

St. Patrick’s to hold RCIA Information Hour

TROY — St. Patrick Catholic Church is having an RCIA Question and Answer Information Hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23 at St. Patrick Church Undercroft; 409 E. Main St., Troy. The Undercroft entrance is located on N. Crawford St. at the west side of the church.

St. Patrick Church RCIA Information Hour RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults, is for both unbaptized persons and baptized Christians who wish now to live their baptismal life in the tradition of the Catholic Church.

Information is available for children, adults and families. Refreshments will be offered.

For information, please contact Ken Vendryes; 937-545-9197 or Susan Anderson; 937-335-2833, ext. 104.

Hoffman United Methodist Church announces Art Show

WEST MILTON — After having to cancel in 2020, Hoffman United Methodist Church is now accepting applicants for their 14th Art Show.

The art show will be held July 30 through Aug. 1 in the church’s activity center at 201 S. Main St., West Milton. The purpose of this non-juried show is to share area talent with the public. Participants must be high school age or older. The application deadline is July 12.

Some pieces may be available for purchase, with the transactions handled directly between the artist and the interested party.

Thanks to donations from a number of donors, the people’s choice awards will again total $2,000. Awards to be given are: $400 for first place; $300 for second place and $200 for third place. Eleven additional awards of $100 each will also be presented.

Application forms may be picked up at the church office and Wertz Variety in West Milton, and at the Hotel Gallery in Tipp City. Forms are also available for downloading at For further information call John at 937-478-2078.

Covington Christian Church announces annual Food for Children program

COVINGTON — Covington Christian Church is starting its seventh annual Food for Children program.

This is a summer lunch program designed for children 2 to 17 years of age. Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult. Each week the child will receive a meal at the park along with fun faith-based activities. All children in need will receive a bag of grocery items to take home for the rest of the week. Only children who attend will receive a grocery bag for that week.

This program is serving the Covington School District. Therefore, proof of address (utility bill, etc.) must be provided to register. Preregistration is preferred and available at church office Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be on-site registration available.

Covington Christian Church to host Luncheon Drive Thru

COVINGTON — The Covington Christian Church Women’s Fellowship Salad Luncheon Drive Thru will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 18.

The drive thru can be entered from the alley off Pearl Street next to Covington Christian Church. Two containers full of the more popular salads, including the signature Hot Chicken Salad and desserts all for donation, will be delivered to each vehicle. All meals will be prepackaged and ready for pickup. Special requests will not be taken at this time.

Stop by the church office to preorder and leave donations by June 17. Supplies will be limited so if lunch hasn’t been reserved please come early. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Questions may be directed to the office at 937-473-3443. Covington Christian Church is located at 115 N Pearl St. in Covington.

Piqua Knights of St. John to host blood drive

PIQUA — The Knights of St. John community blood drive will be held Thursday, June 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 110 S. Wayne St., Piqua.

Appointments for blood drives must be made at or by calling 937-461-3220.

Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors also are asked to bring their CBC donor ID card.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 years old with parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically.

First Presbyterian Church of Troy to host blood drive

TROY — The First Presbyterian Church of Troy community blood drive will be heldWednesday, June 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 20 S. Walnut St., Troy.

Appointments for blood drives must be made at or by calling 937-461-3220.

Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors also are asked to bring their CBC donor ID card.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 years old with parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically.

Piqua Association of Churches starts video updates

PIQUA — Piqua Association of Churches President Paul Green prepared a video in February that can be accessed by going to YouTube and typing “Piqua Association of Churches’ 1st video update” to watch.

In the video there is a request for updates and changes to the church/pastor prayer list by contacting Jean Martin at (937) 214-3021.

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