Religion briefs

Provided photo The Dan Jackson Jazz Quartet, an ensemble of professional musicians from Cincinnati, will perform Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy

Noodles, apple dumplings offered

COVINGTON — The Covington Church of the Brethren’s fall fundraiser, featuring homemade chicken and noodles and apple dumplings, will be held today. The church is located at the corner of Wall and Wright streets.

Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until all is sold out, which usually occurs around 5 p.m. The public is invited to come and eat in, or carry-out.

The noodles are prepared from a tried-and-true recipe first developed years ago as the church’s festival booth offering. Beverages will be available, and there will be ice cream cups.

The church is handicapped accessible from the Wall Street entrance and an elevator there goes to the lower level where the dining hall is located. The Wright Street entrance also leads directly to a stairway down to the dining hall.

For more information, email or call (937) 473-2415.

Bazaars planned for today

• TIPP CITY — For the first time in many years, the Women’s Ministries of the Tipp City Church of the Nazarene is holding a craft bazaar in order to raise money to refurbish the church kitchen. The bazaar will be held in the Family Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

• COVINGTON — St. Teresa Catholic Church, 6925 W. U.S. Route 36, Covington, will be holding their annual church bazaar today from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a quilt raffle with other prizes. Outside crafters and vendors will be present with many hand-crafted items. There will also be homemade baked goods available.

• TROY — The Troy Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Barnhart Road, will offer its 24th holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

More than 50 crafters from across the area will fill the church with home and holiday gift ideas, including jewelry, baked goods and more. Lunch, including homemade desserts, will be served throughout the day. There will be door prizes, and parking is free.

For more information, call (937) 339-3117 or visit

St. Patrick offers holiday help

TIPP CITY — When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. St. Patrick’s Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants deal with emotions and offers tips for honoring traditions, surviving social events and find hope for the future. The event will be held at 10 a.m. today in the St. Patrick Parish Center, 444 E. Water St., Troy.

Questions contact Pat Smith at (937) 335-2833, ext. 105 or

Outreach event for kids set

TIPP CITY — Children in grades 3-5 are invited to Blitz, a monthly outreach event that provides a fun and safe environment to hang out with friends, sponsored by Ginghamsburg Church.

This month’s theme for Blitz is Jungle Adventure. Come hang out at the Avenue, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City, with friends, jump on inflatables, play basketball, eat yummy snacks and dance the night away from 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. Cost is $5 at the door.

For more information, contact Stephanie Tracy at or 937.667.1069.

Vendors sought for craft show

WEST MILTON — Hoffman United Methodist Church, West Milton, will hold its annual craft show on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church activity center.

There are still a few booth spaces available. Reservations continue to be accepted. To reserve a space or for more information, call Jean Sanders at 937-698-5541.

Thanksgiving meal offered

COVINGTON — The Covington Eagles and Fields of Grace Worship Center will host a free Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the Covington Eagles Hall.

Those attending are asked to please enter through the Debra Street entrance to the hall.

The meal this year will consist of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade dressing, homemade noodles, green beans, dinner roll, pumpkin pie or Mrs. Wick’s sugar cream pie and drinks.

There will be take-outs available from 6-7 p.m. only. There will be a limit of two meals per adult. To pick up a take-out meal, please enter through the Debra Street entrance as well.

Home deliveries will be made to surrounding communities to individuals and their caretakers who are unable to attend the meal because of being home bound or being unable to drive. Meals can be reserved by calling Fields of Grace at (937) 573-4282, Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Thursday, Nov. 16. No calls will be taken the day of the meal.

Please bring a can or box of food for a local food bank.

For more information, contact Sherry Furrow at Fields of Grace or visit or Facebook.

Tipp City UMC to host bazaar

TIPP CITY — Tipp City United Methodist Church will host its second-annual Christmas Bazaar to benefit Angel House Children’s Home and Secondary School in Tanzania, Africa.

Talented artisans will offer a wide variety of handcrafted gift items. Joe’s Diner will provide an a la carte menu of soups and sandwiches and Oakstone Oven Co. will sell wood-fired pizza by the slice.

The Christmas Bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 2, at Tipp City United Methodist Church, 8 W. Main Street, in conjunction with the church’s annual Cookie Walk. Cookies are sold by the pound from 9-11 a.m.

Choir members sought

NASHVILLE — Nashville United Church of Christ, 4540 W. State Route 571, West Milton, invites all interested community members to join their choir for this year’s Christmas Cantata, “Heaven on Earth.”

The cantata will be presented during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Dec. 17. The only required rehearsals for the cantata are Dec. 6 and 13 from 7-8 p.m. To obtain printed music and a listening CD, contact the church office at: (937) 698-5867 or

Christmas musical planned

VANDALIA — The Vandalia Baptist Temple Choir will present “Shepherds and Kings,” a family-friendly Christmas musical at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17. The show will be held in the auditorium of the Vandalia Baptist Temple, 724 Helke Road, Vandalia. All are welcome.

For more information, visit or call (937) 898-5761.

Provided photo The Dan Jackson Jazz Quartet, an ensemble of professional musicians from Cincinnati, will perform Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy photo The Dan Jackson Jazz Quartet, an ensemble of professional musicians from Cincinnati, will perform Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy


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