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 November sermon series, “Give till it Helps!” Everyone is called to build something lasting as God makes clear His plan for their future.

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

A 24 hour Prayer Vigil will be held Saturday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. until Sunday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m.

The church will also particiapte in Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.

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.

Craft show set

WEST MILTON — The Hoffman United Methodist Church Holiday Craft 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.

Tipp City churches to host blood drive

TIPP CITY — Two Tipp City churches will be hosting blood drives in the community in the coming weeks.

The Tipp City United Methodist Church community blood drive will be held Thursday, Nov. 18 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 8 West Main St., Tipp City.

The Victory Church community blood drive will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. at 4645 South County Road 25-A, Tipp City.

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.

Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email [email protected] or call 800-388-GIVE.

Lostcreek Church to host Bible School

CASSTOWN — Lostcreek United Church of Christ’s Bible School, “Journey to Bethlehem”, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. The church is located at 7007 Troy-Urbana Road and children 3 years through third grade may attend. Please bring a canned good. Lunch will be provided.

Piqua Church to hold carry-out meal

PIQUA — The Trinity Church will offer a free carry-out meal to the community from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at Trinity Church, 622 Gordon St.

The menu will consist of pot roast with potatoes onions, and carrots, as well as coleslaw and corn bread muffins. Meals will be served through the the rear entrance of the church.

Live Nativity walk planned

COVINGTON — The Annual “Live Nativity Walk” presented by Stillwater Community Church will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4. There will be six guided walks each night, conducted every half hour. The last walk is to begin at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and every one of all ages is invited. The walks take place on the grounds of Stillwater Community Church, located at 7900 Sugar Grove Road between Pleasant Hill and Covington.

After each walk, participants are invited to warm up by a crackling fire, enjoy some hot chocolate, delicious homemade cookies, and fellowship.

For more information, call 937-473-5270, e-mail [email protected], or visit the Stillwater Community Church Facebook page.

Troy Church hosts Bazaar

TROY — The Troy Church of the Nazarene, West Route 55 and Barnhart Road, will host its 27th Annual Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. Over 35 area crafters will display fall and Christmas decorations, homemade jewelry, baskets, candles, woodcrafts, gift items, Mugger Sluggers, Juco Crafts, Paparazzi Jewelry and much more. The Naz’ Cafe will be serving throughout the day. Free parking and door prizes.

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.

Annual St. Boniface Cabbage Roll / Heritage Bread Sale

PIQUA — St. Boniface Parish is taking orders through Nov. 15 for its Oktoberfest Cabbage Rolls and Heritage Breads. The home-made, pork cabbage rolls are oven and freezer ready and can be purchased in pans of 1 to 12 cabbage rolls; all sizes include a sauerkraut/tomato mixture and baking directions.

Fifteen-plus different breads made from the parish’s Heritage Festival Bread Booth recipes are available as well. To obtain an order form, place an order, or for more information email [email protected] or visit the parish office at 310 S. Downing St. or contact 937-773-1656. Order form can also be downloaded from

Order Pick-Up is Saturday, Nov. 20 from noon to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Caserta Activity Center, 218 S. Downing St. Proceeds from the sale benefit the parish’s Family Life Group.

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.

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