Religion briefs


Need a Warm Meal?

PIQUA — Trinity Church will offer a free carry-out meal to the community. The menu includes barbecued chicken, stuffed baked potato, and salad. The meal will be offered between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Trinity Church is located at 622 Gordon St. in Piqua. Please go to the rear entrance of the church.. Must be in person to receive meal.

Children’s Christmas Party set

PIQUA — Trinity Church Piqua invites area children and families to its Children’s Christmas Party from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. Children will make ornaments, decorate cookies and enjoy Christmas treats. Trinity Church Piqua is located at 622 Gordon St. For more information, call (937) 916-3002.

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 937-916-3002 for more information.

True Life services, in person or online

TROY — Join True Life Community Church this Sunday for the December sermon series, “Special Delivery.” The Church and congregation will track the coming Messiah through the absolute truth of God’s word this Christmas season.

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.

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.

Christmas concert set for Dec. 10

TIPP CITY — The Ohio Valley British Brass Band will present a Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City. A variety of religious and secular Christmas selections will be performed. The concert is free.

Blood drive set for Dec. 11

TIPP CITY — Unwrap your holiday spirit and give the gift of life at the Ginghamsburg Church community blood drive Saturday, Dec. 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 6759 South County Road 25-A, Tipp City.

Everyone who registers to donate will get the “Be a Hometown Hero This Holiday” fleece blanket with CBC blood drop logo. Appointments are encouraged. Schedule online at or call (937) 461-3220.

The holiday season is an important time to donate. Many businesses and organizations are not hosting blood drives due to continued COVID-19 related restrictions and people are often distracted from donating during this busy time of holiday activities and travel.

The season of giving is a good time to give back. CBC asks community members to consider becoming a blood donor, donating more often, becoming a platelet or plasma donor, or sponsoring a blood drive. Call (937) 461-3220 to learn how you can help.

Journey to Bethlehem planned

TROY — Journey to Bethlem will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12 at Union Baptist Church, located at 1833 E. Peterson Rd. in Troy.

Experience this interactive event! Worship at the temple, converse with the shopkeepers, appear before the tax collector, speak with the innkeeper and his wife, see the angel appear to the shepherds, and visit the manger. Great for all ages. There will be indoor/outdoor displays. The event is handicapped accessible and features live animals. Free admission.

For more information, call 937-335-1045.

‘The Sounds of Christmas’ concert set for Dec. 17

WEST MILTON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, West Milton, will present their annual concert, “The Sounds of Christmas,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17.

Directed by Marsha Fischbach and accompanied by Betty Lou Johansen, the Good Shepherd Christmas Choir and Shepherd’s Bells will present many beautiful songs of the season.

This year’s concert will feature cellist, Tara Mar Iddings, and the singing group, “Praises, Unplugged.”

This free concert will be performed in the sanctuary of the church at 1209 S. Miami Street, West Milton. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss this evening of Christmas music. Call 698-6036 for more information.

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