Religion briefs


Ukraine pastors join local worship service

TROY — The Valley Church in Troy will be hosting Rev. Andriy and Maryana Takhtay during its 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. services this coming Sunday, July 3.

Rev. Andriy and Maryana Takhtay pastor a church in Kviv, Ukraine and have been granted special status from the Ukrainian government to be in the U.S. for several weeks. They have been actively involved in helping people out of the country and getting humanitarian aid into Ukraine.

The Valley Church will be sharing more about how the church and Miami County can rally together to support the efforts of humanitarian aid to the 8 million displaced Ukrainians in their own country and all those suffering from the ongoing war.

The Valley Church in Troy is located at 916 North Market Troy in Troy in the Sherwood Shopping Center next to RedBerry and their website is

True Life services, in person or online

TROY – Join True Life Community Church this Sunday for the July sermon series, “Hostage.” Discover how to truly break free, once and for all, from the ties that bind.

You are always welcome; Sunday worship service starts at 10:00 a.m. You can also live-stream this service on Facebook.

The public is invited to join with them 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 United Church of Christ services

TROY — First United Church of Christ, located at 120 S. Market Street (corner of Canal and Market Street) invites all to join with them in worship. Services are available each Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Those who are unable to in person can join the Sunday worship service via the Facebook page of First United Church of Christ.

Come for coffee and fellowship each Sunday before worship. During worship, Rev. Lauren Allen will share an inspirational message for adults and children alike.

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 meal from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week.

Piqua-Trinity Church services, meal offered

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.

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.

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