Religion briefs


Rummage sale set for Oct. 30

TROY — Richards Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 831 McKaig Ave. in Troy, will be holding a rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Covington Church to serve meal

COVINGTON — The Covington Church of the Brethren, 101 N. Wall Street, will be serving their chicken and noodles and apple dumpings, carry-out only, on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until sold out).

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no indoor dining. Customers are asked to wear masks when entering, ordering, and paying for their carry-out items.

The chicken and noodles and apple dumplings will be sold hot and ready to eat, in single-serve, carry-out containers. Ice cream cups can be purchased as well.

Enter the church at 101 N. Wall Street and take the elevator down to the church kitchen, or go around the corner to enter the Wright Street door and take the stairway down.

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

Church Bazaar Planned

COVINGTON — St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church, 6925 W. US Route 36, Covington, will be hosting their annual Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be many crafters and vendors, a raffle for a handmade quilt and many other items, and homemade baked goods.

Church to hold Quilt Raffle, Open House

TROY — The First United Church of Christ will hold a quilt raffle on Dec. 12 following their 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Tickets can be purchased at the church’s open house on Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The proceeds from the raffle will go to benefit various church outreach programs such as the Backpack Program and Holiday Outreach.

For more information, please call the church office at 937-339-5871.

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

COVINGTON — The Covington Eagles and Fields of Grace Worship Center will provide a free all-community Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, Nov. 20. This year they will be providing 1,500 meals.

Meals are restricted to home delivery only. No dine-in options will be available.

The meal this year will consist of turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade dressing, homemade noodles, green beans, dinner roll and pumpkin pie.

Home deliveries will be made to surrounding communities within a ten mile radius between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. Meals can be reserved by calling Fields of Grace at 937-573-4282, Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Thursday, Nov. 18. No calls will be taken the day of the meal or at the Eagles.

For more information, please contact Fields of Grace Worship Center or visit or Facebook.

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