Religion briefs

Community pasta dinner offered

ELIZABETH TWP. — Cove Spring Church will host its annual community pasta dinner from 5-7 p.m. today, at the Elizabeth Township Community Center, 5760 Walnut Grove Road.

Dinner includes choice of lasagna or baked spaghetti, bread sticks, salad, homemade dessert and beverage. Free will donations will be accepted.

Share-A-Meal lunch set

TROY — The First United Church of Christ’s Share-A-Meal will be held today from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The menu includes jambalaya, corn bread, applesauce, pie and beverages. Share-A-Meal is intended to reach out to the community by providing nourishing meals and an opportunity to socialize with others in the community.

The monthly Share-A-Meal Program is on the first Saturday of each month at First United Church of Christ on the corner of S. Market and Canal Street, Troy. Please use the Canal Street entrance which is handicapped accessible.

“Intimacy anorexia” examined at Lifetree

TROY — A glimpse into marriages suffering from Intimacy Anorexia will be shown at Lifetree Café at 7 p.m. on Monday April 4.

The program, titled “Intimacy Anorexia: The Dark Secret That’s Killing Marriages,” features a filmed interview with Dr. Douglas Weiss, a licensed psychologist. He explains that intimacy anorexia is the intentional withholding of emotional, spiritual and sexual intimacy from one’s spouse and is a condition that affects both men and women.

Lifetree is located inside St John’s United Church of Christ at 130 S. Walnut St. Troy. Use the Canal Street door for the entrance to the café and the Walnut Street ramp for the handicapped entrance.

For more information contact Pat Robinson at or (937) 405-7375.

Troy Gospel Tabernacle celebrating 80 years

TROY — Troy Gospel Tabernacle will celebrating their 80th year anniversary on Sunday, April 10. The service begins at 10:30 a.m.

There will be special speakers and special music by Songbird Betty Tasker, Nicole Cottom, and the group The Levis. This event is open to the public.

The church especially wants to invite all who have been a part of TGT to help them celebrate this auspicious occasion.

If you plan to attend, please contact Pat Skinner at 937-339-7385 or email with your name, current address and phone number.

Family parish event set

TROY — Frank Runyeon will present Luke: Stories on the Road at St. Pat’s on April 16. Frank is a well known actor who now dedicates his life to interpreting scripture and traveling around the world.

A spaghetti dinner in the under croft will be held after the 5 p.m. mass, followed by the presentation at 7:15 p.m. in the church.

Free will donations will be accepted. Child care will be provided for children 6 and under.

Senior Spring Fling features handbell artist

WEST MILTON — All senior citizens in Union Township are invited to a “Senior Spring Fling” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. The Senior Shepherds of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host the event.

David Pinkerton, a solo handbell artist will be the featured entertainment. His programs are a mixture of golden oldies and sing-a-longs, the classical and the humorous, interesting bell lore stories, and his famous bell tossing.

For more information, please phone (937) 698-6036. The church is located at 1209 S. Miami St., West Milton (next to West Milton IGA.)

Pennsylvania rail adventure planned

TROY — Looking for a fun trip this summer? Wendt Touring is offering a four day, three night vacation June 27 – 30, 2016.

Participants will travel by motorcoach to Pittsburgh, then take a scenic train ride to Lancaster, Penn. Travel into the heart of the Alleghenies and around Horseshoe Curve, before continuing across the state through mountainous terrain and into the Amish farmlands of Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country.

Trip highlights include: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, the world famous Horseshoe Curve, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, and more.

The tour fare is $699 per person based on double occupancy, $684 per person based on triple occupancy, $879 per person based on single occupancy. A $100 per person deposit is due to secure reservations with the balance due by May 6.

Check out St. Patrick Church’s website for the itinerary and reservation form or contact Pat Smith at the parish office (937) 335-2833, Ext. 105.


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