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


Community invited to 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 will preach the sermon “Hope: The Coming Dawn Of Joy, Healing and Comfort.” There is always a special message for children during the worship services and Sunday school will be offered for all ages.

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

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 gospel concert planned

TROY — On Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., Strictly Gospel Ministries will present Christmas with the Littles at First Baptist Church in Troy. They will be joined by special guests the Branches.

The church is located at 53 S. Norwich Road. A suggested $10 offering will be accepted at the door. For more information, call (937) 475-4760 or visit www.strictlygospel.org.

Christmas breakfast set

PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ will hold a Christmas pancake and sausage breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Donations of cash or food will be accepted for the Newton food pantry and Christmas basket program.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, juice, and coffee, tea, or milk.

The church is located in Pleasant Hill, one block west of the intersection of State Route 48 and State Route 718. Contact the church office at (937) 676-3193 for more information.

Tipp City UMC to host blood drive

TIPP CITY — Donors can “Be a Deer” by supporting the Tipp City United Methodist Church community blood drive Monday, Dec. 11, from 3-7 p.m. in the Great Hall, 8 W. Main St. The “Be a Deer – Donate Blood” long-sleeve t-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate. Community Blood Center encourages you to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

Support group announces topics

TROY — St. Patrick Church Cancer Support Group’s December session will feature a special prayer service and blessing with Father Michael.

The session, “Using Our Faith for this Journey,” will touch on the Relic of St Peregrine and include talk by Hank Deneski. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 in the St. Patrick Parish Center Room 3, 444 E. Water St., Troy.

For more information, contact Pat Smith at the Parish Office at 335-2833, Ext 105, or rsmith3055@aol.com.

Good Shepherd to present annual concert

WEST MILTON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will present their annual concert, “The Sounds of Christmas,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15.

Directed by Marsha Fischbach and accompanied by Betty Lou Johansen, the Good Shepherd Christmas Choir and Shepherd’s Bells will present many songs of the season. This year’s concert will again feature the quartet “Salem.” The quartet, composed of four members from the Union/Brookville area is a gospel group consisting of members of a variety of ages, backgrounds, and professions.

This free concert will be performed in the sanctuary of the church at 1209 S. Miami St., West Milton, Ohio. Phone 698-6036 for more information.

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/21/2017/12/web1_DanJacksonJazz.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