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After-school program offered


CASSTOWN — Casstown United Methodist Church is hosting an after-school program on the first Wednesday of each month during the school year (Sept. 3). This free program will offer snacks, stories of hope, crafts, games and other activities, service projects, and more, as well as an opportunity to work on homework with the help of local adults.


Thel program is for students in kindergarten to 5th grade and will be held at the Church, 102 Center St., Casstown. For more information, call the church office at 937-339-4828.


Share-A-Meal upcoming


TROY — Bring your family and friends for food and fellowship to the First United Church of Christ’s Share-A-Meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 6.


They will be serving baked ham, green bean casserole, summer veggie salad, brownies and beverages. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped. accessible.


Good Shepherd hosts ‘Rally Day’


WEST MILTON — On Sunday, Sept. 7, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in West Milton will kick off its Sunday School year with a Rally Day and carnival. Classes are available for all students from ages 3 to high school.


After worship on Rally Day, a cookout lunch will be provided for everyone. After lunch, there will be carnival games with prizes, a scavenger hunt, and a jumphouse. There will a balloon launch at the end of the carnival.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located at 1209 S. Miami St. For more information, call 937-698-5826 or visit www.goodshepherdwestmilton.org.


Food needed for FISH

WEST MILTON — The Senior Ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, West Milton, invites the public to help those in need in our community. On Sunday, Sept. 7, a drive-through food collection will be held from 2-4 p.m. to benefit the Union Township FISH Pantry. Just drive through the front driveway of the church at 1209 S. Miami Street (Route 48) in West Milton to drop off your donations. Any non-perishable items are needed including canned fruit and vegetables, dry cereal, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, hand soap, toothpaste, and paper products. No clothing items, please.


Along with Good Shepherd, evangelical Lutheran churches all across America will be working on their own “God’s Work, Our Hands” service projects to benefit their local communities.


All donations will stay in our community. For more information, call the church office at 937-698-5826.


Share Milton church memories


WEST MILTON — The first of the three fall sessions of Milton Memories oral history recording sessions will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the West Milton Municipal building located on S. Miami St.


This panel will be the last panel to discuss Milton area churches. The panel will consist of: Dr. Ray Stinsman -Church of God Campground; Jeff Warner-Ludlow Falls Camp; Pastor Dave Hixon-Brush Creek Church of God; Tom Elifritz-Main Street Baptist Church, Laura; Wilmadeen Netzley and Marie Fine-Laura Christian Church; and Pastor Dale Scott-Grace Baptist Church, Ludlow Falls.


These sessions are open to the public and audience participation is encouraged. The sessions air on the West Milton Public Access channel. DVDs of all sessions are available for purchase and at the Milton-Union Public Library on loan. Any questions, call Barb at 937-698-6559.


Women’s fellowship hosts market

WEST MILTON — West Milton United Church of Christ’s Women’s Fellowship hosts its annual Flea Market Sept. 11-12 in the social hall. Their theme is “What is one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!” Proceeds go to local and county missions.

The market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. , Friday, Sept. 12.

The church is located at 108 S. Main St. For more information, call 937-698-6615.


Kids’ consignment at Sulphur Grove


HUBER HEIGHTS — Sulphur Grove Church thinks kids grow too much to pay full price. So the church will be hosting a huge kids’ consignment sale from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, and will reopen from noon to 1 p.m. for a half price sale.


Bring $1 for the entry fee or donate a non perishable food item for entry. For more information, like “Hickory Dickory Shop-Kid’s Consignment Sale” on Facebook, email HickoryDickoryShop@gmail.com, or call (937) 236-5970/


Sulphur Grove Church is located at 7505 Taylorsville Road in Huber Heights.


Get “hot chicken salad” at UCC luncheon


COVINGTON — The public is invited to enjoy the large assortment of homemade salads, desserts, finger sandwiches at the salad luncheon by the Women’s Fellowship of the Covington United Church of Christ from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19.


Diners can enjoy their specialty “Hot Chicken Salad” as well as other desserts, salads and a drink for a small donations. Carry outs are available upon request.


The church is air conditioned and handicap accessible.


Please use the basement entrance in the alley on the north side of the church. The church is located at 115 N. Pearl St.


Mark your calendar for Oct. 17 for another salad luncheon. Oct. 17 is also the “Country Store” with homemade noodles, candy, cakes and many other goodies in addition to our monthly salad luncheon.


Experience financial peace


TROY —Nearly 2.5 million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Ramsey on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.


FPU will be held in Troy at the Calvary Baptist Church located at 1045 Monroe Concord Road in Troy. The classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29.


Through common-sense principles and small-group accountability, FPU gives people the tools they need to change their behavior and succeed financially. On average families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly.


After purchasing a membership each participant receives a workbook, Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money, an envelope system and an audio CD library. Participants will also have access to budgeting forms and MP3s of all the lessons. For more information or to purchase a membership, go to www.daveramsey.com.


To register for the class, contact Jason Barclay at (937) 335-3686 for more information or to register.


Pot pie supper offered


LOSTCREEK TOWNSHIP — Lostcreek United Church of Christ will hold its annual chicken pot pie supper at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11.


The meal will consist of chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, choice of vegetable, salad, pie or cake and drink. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Carry-outs will be available.


Proceeds from the supper will be used for local missions.


The church is located at 7007 Troy-Urbana Road and is handicapped accessible.


Cancer-Companions support group available

TROY — With the help of a grant from the Troy Foundation, St. Patrick Church is offering a cancer support group, Cancer-Companions, Bringing Hope to the Journey on Thursdays.


The support group will meet at St. Patrick Parish Center, 444 E. Water St., upstairs in Room 3 on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.


The support group will offer information on cancer resources and individual support from someone that understands.


For more information, call Pat Smith at (937) 335-2833, Ext. 105, or rsmith3055@a0l.com.


Compiled by Joyell Nevins


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