Religion briefs

Live nativity planned

PLEASANT HILL — The Annual “Live Nativity Walk” at Stillwater Community Church, will take place on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5.

There will be six guided walks each night. The first walk starts at 6 p.m., with walks every half hour and the last walk to begin at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. After the walk, stay warm by the fire and enjoy some hot chocolate, cookies and fellowship.

SCC is located off St. Rd. 48 between Covington and Pleasant Hill. Turn West off 48 onto Sugar Grove Rd. Call (937) 473-5270 for more information.

Christmas Cookie Shoppe to open

TROY — Delicious home-made holiday cookies and candy will be sold by the pound at the Christmas Cookie Shoppe, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin across from the Troy First United Methodist Church.

The event is being sponsored by the Troy United Methodist Women. The proceeds will be used for mission work. For further information, please call the church, 335-2826.

Christmas church tour set

PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill Community Church Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Ministerium, will be Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.

Schedule for the evening is: Brethren in Christ at 6:30, Church of the Brethren at 6:50, Church of God at 7:10, First Brethren Church at 7:30, United Church of Christ at 7:50 p.m.

The evening concludes with time for fellowship. Enjoy light refreshments and singing of carols at the United Church of Christ at 8:10 p.m.

Free Christmas celebration in Pleasant Hill

PLEASANT HILL — The community is invited to join in celebrating the birth of Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Pleasant Hill at 105 S. Main Street, located one block south of the monument on the east side just past Hill St.. Children can pet the animals.

Enjoy fellowship by the fire and refreshments with the villagers. There will be hot chocolate, hot cider and cookies. Fun for the whole family.

This event is free and everyone is welcome.

Church to host open house

COVINGTON — Covington Church of the Brethren would like to invite you to our “Christmas Open House” on Dec. 13, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Wright and Wall Street in Covington, Ohio.

A light lunch will be available. For further information, call the church office at 937-473-2415 or e-mail:

Seniors invited to Christmas party

WEST MILTON — All senior citizens in Union Township are invited to be our guests at our “Very Merry Christmas Party” Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 2-4 p.m. The Senior Ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1209 South Miami Street, West Milton, OH, will host the event.

The Milton-Union Center Stage Show Choir will be the featured entertainment. Food, games, carol singing and fellowship will complete the afternoon.

Mark your calendars now and plan to enjoy a wonderful Christmas party with other seniors in the community. For more information, please phone 698-6036.

Church to present concert

WEST MILTON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, West Milton, Ohio will present their annual “The Sounds of Christmas” concert Friday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Marsha Fischbach, this year’s concert will feature the quartet “Salem”. The quartet, composed of four members from the Salem Church of God in Clayton, Ohio, is a gospel group based in southwest Ohio.

Rounding out the evening’s program are the Good Shepherd Christmas Choir, the Shepherd’s Bells, Louise Adams on violin, Paula Barker on flute, and Betty Lou Johansen on piano.

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

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