Religion briefs


Guest speaker to give Sunday Service

PIQUA — Guest speaker Steve Shoop will give service at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27 at Trinity Church, 622 Gordon St. in Piqua.

Over the past 33 years, Steve and Cindy Shoop have invested their lives in ministering the Gospel of Jesus as missionaries. The public can connect with Trinity Church online at, or on Facebook. Call 937-916-3002 for more information.

Church presenting ‘Adam’s Voice’

TROY — The Troy Church of the Nazarene, located at the corner of West State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, will present “Adam’s Voice” in concert on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m. Adam’s Voice has been featured on Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Tourt and a John Hagee’s Christian’s Uniterd for Israel Event. The group has also performed the National Anthem at NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball games. A freewill offering will be received.

Covington Church hold Fastnacht dinner

COVINGTON — St. John’s Lutheran Church in Covington will be preparing their annual Fastnacht dinner this Tuesday, March 1 from 5 to 6:30pm. This year will be carryout only. Meals are $5 and include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade rolls and a donut. St. John’s Lutheran Church are located at the corner of Wall and Bridge streets in Covington.

St. Mary Church begins fish fries

PIQUA — The first of six Lenten fish fries at St. Mary Church in Piqua will be on Friday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Meals will be served in the cafeteria at Piqua Catholic for dine-in or carry out. There will also be a drive-thru to purchase meals.

Drive-thru meals will have a set menu that includes fried fish, macaroni and cheese along with cole slaw and a dinner roll. Dine-in or carry out meals will feature baked or fried fish, French fries or macaroni and cheese, cole slaw or applesauce and a dinner roll.

Adult meals will be $10, seniors and carry-out will be $9 and children 12 and under will be $8.

Serving could change to drive-thru only due to health restrictions.

Richards Chapel UMC services

TROY — Richards Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 831 McKaig Ave. in Troy, invites the community to join them for worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday.

You will be welcomed by warm and caring people. Pastor Kima Cunningham will be the messenger of God’s word each week.

Those who are unable to attend can participate at 11:30 a.m. on Facebook Live by visiting Rev. Kima Cunningham’s Facebook page.

Richards Chapel’s lunch program also provides free hot lunches to anyone needing a delicious meet from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week.

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 — “Hello, what a joy it is to introduce you to our church! You’ll discover that our passion is to provide a place where you can have a life-changing encounter with God,” True Life Community Church said in a news release.

Join True Life Community Church this Sunday for the February sermon series, “On Love.”

“We have heard it said, ‘God is Love.’ Discover God’s unconditional love for humanity,” True Life Community Church said.

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.

Westminster Presbyterian Church services

PIQUA — Westminster Presbyterian Church invites you to join them for worship at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. Services are family friendly and feature traditional music of the season. Call 937-773-0564 with questions. They look forward to seeing you and all are welcome!

Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 325 W. Ash Street, Piqua.

St. Patrick offers grief support

TROY — St. Patrick offers Loss of a Spouse Seminar and GriefShare Support on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Grieving the death of a spouse? Or do you know someone who is?

Your life has changed forever. The daily emotions and challenges can seem too hard to bear. Find help at a Loss of a Spouse seminar.

You’ll hear: Practical advice from others who’ve been there. What to expect in your grief. How to cope with life without your spouse. Why it won’t always hurt this much.

Please join this support group for this encouraging seminar 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 26 at the St. Patrick Parish Center, 444 E. Water St. in Troy, in the upstairs Room 3.

Registration is not necessary. Sponsored by its GriefShare Team. Questions, Contact Pat Smith, 937-335-2833.

GriefShare Support Group – Begins February 16th for 13 weeks

TROY — GriefShare offers support and encouragement for your grief journey, video seminar, small group discussion and workbook for journaling. Begin at any point each session is “self contained”.

They offer two sessions from either 1 to 2:30 p.m. or 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday. St Patrick Parish Center, upstairs Room 3.

Remember you don’t have to go through it alone.

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