Religion briefs

Car wash offered

TROY — A car wash for donation will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. May 20 at Troy Baptist Temple, 691 Staunton Road, Troy. Proceeds will help youth attend summer camp.

First Lutheran on summer schedule

TROY — All are invited to First Lutheran Church this weekend as four young people receive the Rite of Confirmation at a 9:30 a.m. service.

Beginning Sunday, the church transitions to its summer schedule, with a single 9:30 a.m. service of the traditional nature, but with a blend of hymns and praise/worship music. Pastor Holst has added The Children’s Message to every service, when the children come to the front to have their very own time with Pastor Holst and to talk about Jesus.

Trinity to host heroin talk

TROY — On Sunday, May 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, the Robert E. Torrence Medical Fund will host Thom Grim, Executive Director of the Miami County Recovery Council, to speak at Trinity on the heroin and opiate crisis and how it is impacting Miami County.

The Torrence Medical Fund, a mission of Trinity Episcopal Church, brings this information to the parish and neighboring community to educate people on steps being taken to fight drug abuse and drug addiction, as well as providing available resources. The fund is currently partnering with the Recovery Council to assist in aiding those individuals seeking to free themselves of heroin and opioid addiction.

A time for questions and discussion will follow this informative presentation.

The church is located 60 S. Dorset Rd., Troy. For more information contact the church office at (937) 335-7747 or, or visit

Lostcreek to award scholarship

LOSTCREEK TWP. — Lostcreek United Church of Christ and the Dorothy Kirk Scholarship Committee will offer a gospel program and scholarship presentation at 6 p.m. May 21 at Lostcreek United Church of Christ, two miles east of Miami East Schools on Troy-Urbana Road.

Megan Lawson, a Miami East senior, will be awarded the $1,000 Dorothy Kirk Scholarship for 2017. Dorothy Kirk was a long time organist at Lostcreek UCC.

Lawson, the daughter of Karen and Jeff Patton, plans to attend Wright State University and major in Mechancal Engineering The entertainment will be The Cove Springs Praise Group. There will be a free will offering to benefit the scholarship fund. Refreshments and fellowship will follow. The church is handicapped accessible.

The Light Readers to perform

MIAMI COUNTY — All are invited to join Bethel United Methodist Church and Casstown United Methodist Church at one of their regular worship services on Sunday, May 28. The Light Readers will present their inspirational skits and songs at those services.

Bethel United Methodist Church’s service begins at 9 a.m., the church is located at 2050 E. Loy Road. Casstown United Methodist Church’s worship starts at 10:45 a.m. and the church is located at 102 Center St., Casstown.

Happy Run 5K planned

TIPP CITY — A Happy Run 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. May 29 at Upper Room Worship Center, 648 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City. Registration is $15 and can be made online at Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. Awards will be given to top threee males and females in five age groups. For questions, call Destinee Javier at 570-1229.

Garage sale set

WEST MILTON — Hoffman United Methodist Church will have its annual garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 1. Most items are a quarter. The church is handicap accessible. The location is 201 S. Main St., West Milton. Proceeds go to local missions.

Motorcycle ride planned

COVINGTON — On Sunday, June 4, Fields of Grace Worship Center in Covington will be hosting Paul Teutul Jr. at their 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

Teutul is widely recognized as the chief designer and fabricator of some of the world’s most famous motorcycles, as featured in the hit television series “American Chopper” on the Discovery Channel. Although Teutul started his career as co-founder of Orange County Choppers, after branching off, he now shares his creativity and unique approach to design with the world through his work at Paul Jr. Designs.

For more information about obtaining tickets, contact Fields of Grace at (937) 573-4282 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Tickets are limited and required.

Following the 11 a.m. service will be a bike blessing at approximately 12:15 p.m. at the church. The ride will leave from the church immediately after the blessing ( about 12:45 p.m.) traveling west on State Route 41 and then turn south on State Route 48. The route will take riders through Pleasant Hill, West Milton, Union, and Englewood, riding under Interstate 70 and turning east on Heathcliff Road, heading north on Meeker Road and turning east on Little York Road going south. The ride will end on Miller Lane, where the bikers will split up and find their own eating spots.

Any further questions please call Graham Furrow 937-701-5216

St. Patrick offers special tours

TROY — Learn more about a Hawaiian Adventure (planned for January 2018) at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 in the church undercroft. Find out more about traveling with Fr. Eric Bowman on the Collette Tour. Fr. Eric will share his past Hawaiian adventures and pictures and some Hawaiian treats will be provided.

This fall, the church is planning a trip to Kentucky and the Ark Encounter with Wendt Touring. This will be an overnight excursion on Sept. 26-27 and reservations are open now. The total fare is $299 per person, double occupancy.

The group will travel by deluxe motor coach stopping at the Abbey of Gethsemani and at a distillery. There will also be a guided tour of Bardstown and a visit the Basilica of St. Joseph, before a stop in Williamstown, Ky., to visit The Ark Encounter.

For more information on any of these trips please contact Pat Smith at St. Patrick Parish Office (937) 335-2833, ext. 105.

Kids music program offered

TROY — St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold an arts and music program for children ages 4–16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, July 10 through Aug. 10, at 130 S. Walnut St. in Troy.

The summer program will introduce children to a variety of band instruments and art forms, providing children with a basic understanding of music and an opportunity to express themselves through dance, drama, and visual arts such as painting and pottery. Under the supervision of church staff, college students majoring in music and the arts will offer guidance and leadership.

Parents can register their children for the full five weeks, one or more selected weeks, or by the day on a drop-in basis.

The program is free, and lunch will be provided daily.

For a registration form or more information, call (937) 335-2028 and ask for the Rev. Donna Morton. Deadline for registration is June 30.