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 October sermon series, “Dare To Be Different.”

In this world, everyone will have struggles. Everyone will face opposition. Everyone will be challenged. And there is a reason for that, this world is not anyone’s home. So, answer hate with love, find joy in the midst of trials, and rely on a strength beyond oneself. Everyone is meant to be… Different.

A Time to Pray will be held each Sunday at 9 a.m. on the TLC campus. Join the church as they pray for our church family and the local community.

Everyone is always welcome; Sunday worship service starts at 10 a.m. Livestreams of the service are also available on Facebook. Please join the church as they 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.

Free Library available

TROY — A Little Free Library is located at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy.

The Little Free Library is a small wooden box filled with books with the concept of “take a book, return a book” book exchange. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share, and the library functions on the honor system.

Booths available for craft show

WEST MILTON — There are some booth spaces available for the Hoffman United Methodist Church Holiday Craft Show. The show will take place in the church activity center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 20. For further information call Tina at 937-719-3245.

The Eclectic Four offers concert

TROY — The Eclectic Four, a quartet comprised of local musicians Yvonne Washer Carson (piano), Janice Brenneman (violin), Tara Mar Iddings (cello), and Sharon Schwanitz (alto saxophone) will present a concert of classical and contemporary works on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, located at 1431 W. Main St., Troy. The concert is free and open to the public ,and it is respectfully requested that face masks be worn.

Singers wanted for church choir

WEST MILTON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in West Milton is inviting singers to sing in their Christmas Choir.

After a year off, they will present their annual “Sounds of Christmas” concert on Friday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. The concert will be performed in the sanctuary of the church at 1209 S. Miami St. High School through adult ages are welcome. The community is invited to enjoy a wide variety of Christmas music.

Practices are at noon on Sundays, after worship service. Anyone attending another church is asked to come after their service. The first practice is Sunday, Oct. 10.

Anyone who would like to participate but can’t attend the first practice, please contact Marsha Fischbach, director, at 937-698-6036 for more information.

Griefshare Seminar offered

TROY — St. Patrick Church will be offering “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays”, which is a helpful, encouraging seminar that features video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance.

This seminar will be held in St. Patrick Parish Center, upstairs Room 3. 444 East Water St.

Those who participate will learn what emotions to expect during the coming days, how to prepare for the holidays, how to manage relationships and holiday socials, and how the holidays can help you heal.

Those who attend will receive a book with over 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survivial.

Anyone is welcome to attend this special, two-hour event.

The Fall Sessions begin Sept. 8. Registration is not necessary. For more informaiton, contact Pat Smith at [email protected] or 937-335-2833, ext 105

Church to host luncheon drive-through

COVINGTON — The Covington Christian Church Women’s Fellowship Salad Luncheon drive-through will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15.

The drive-through can be entered from the alley off Pearl Street next to Covington Christian Church. Containers full of the more popular salads, including the signature hot chicken salad and desserts all for donation, will be delivered to each vehicle. Also featured will be a broccoli salad and corkscrew pasta salad. 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 Thursday, Oct. 14.

Supplies will be limited, so arrive early if lunch hasn’t been reserved. Office hours are Monday-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., Covington.

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