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.

Trinity Church hosts Harvest Festival

PIQUA — Trinity Church invites area families to its Harvest Festival from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.

The festival will have free carnival-style games for kids to play and win candy. Free hotdogs and popcorn will be served. The festival will be held in the parking lot behind Trinity Church at 622 Gordon St.

Trick or Trick and Eat night planned

TROY — St. John’s United church of Christ, located at 130 S. Walnut St. in Troy, will host Trick or Treat and Eat on Oct. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A meal will be served, and there will also be games and candy for the children. This is no charge, but donations will be accepted. Masks are recommended.

Fall Rummage and Bake Sale planned 

PIQUA — St. John’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Wood Street and South Downing Street in Piqua, will host a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. Household items, clothing including coats, books and more will be available. Anyone can enter from parking lot entrance. The facility is handicap accessible.

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.

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 the event, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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

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