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.

• 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 Church hosts blood drive

TIPP CITY — Victory Church will host a community blood drive Tuesday, July 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. at 4645 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City.

There is no deferral or delay in donating after receiving any COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins are accepted as space allows. Schedule online at or call 937-461-3220.

Rummage sale announced

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.

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.

Food for Children program announced

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.

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