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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


Thanksgiving meal offered today

COVINGTON — The Covington Eagles and Fields of Grace Worship Center will host a free Thanksgiving dinner on today 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. Please bring a can or box of food for a local food bank.

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.

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

Trinity plans kirking of the tartans

TROY — This Sunday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church will celebrate the kirking of the tartans.

During the kirking of the tartans, bagpipes and drums play, and Scottish clan banners are carried and blessed during the service. The Order of Service is taken from the prayer book used in Scotland today. The Miami County Pipes and Drums will provide the special music.

It is an old Scottish Highland custom literally meaning “churching” of the tartans. The clear, distinctive cross-line patterns represent specific clans (families), regions, and regiments. They are popularly known as Scottish plaids.

At the reception following the service, the haggis will be piped in and special Scottish refreshments will be served. Haggis was hailed as the national dish of Scotland after a poem by Robert Burns in 1787.

The church is located at 60 S. Dorset Road in Troy.

Communion, Thanksgiving service at First Lutheran

TROY — All are welcome to join the worship services with Holy Communion this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. traditional service and the contemporary 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 2899 W. Main St., Troy.

Pastor Holst’s message will be “Christ, Be Our Light!” There is always a special message for children during the worship services and Sunday school will be offered for all ages.

First Lutheran also invites the community to a Thanksgiving Eve worship service with Holy Communion Pastor Holst’s message will be “No Reason For Giving Thanks?” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Call (937) 335-2323 for more information. The church is located at 2899 W. Main St.

Messy Church set for Sunday

TROY — Join First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market Street in Troy, for Messy Church, a fun and casual way for families to worship God together. The event is set for 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.

There are a variety of “messy and fun” activities planned, a short celebration service and a light dinner. Messy Church is for all people, no matter what stage they’re at in their faith journey and of any age. Please use the Canal Street entrance, which is handicapped accessible.

Annual turkey supper set

FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church will host their annual turkey supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The meal includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, and an assortment of pies.

Freewill donations will be accepted with proceeds going to the missions project. Carry out meals will be available.

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, on Dec. 2.

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 NashvilleUCC@yahoo.com.

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 www.vandaliabaptist.org 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
http://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2017/11/web1_DanJacksonJazz-2.jpgProvided 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