Religion briefs

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.

Celebrating new beginnings at First UCC

TROY — First United Church of Christ will be having a ‘Celebration of New Beginnings’ at the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, April 10. We will be introducing our newly developed plan for church vitality. As part of the celebration, Steve Baker from WHIO will join us, as well as the Troy High School Jazz Band. The Rev. John Wimberly will be the guest preacher. A luncheon will be served following the service.

First UCC is on the corner of Market and Canal St. and is handicapped accessible. If you have any questions call the church office at 339-5871.

Encounters with angles discussed at Lifetree Café

TROY — Stories of divine intervention will be explored at Lifetree Café at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11.

The program titled “Angels Among Us: Stories of Miraculous Encounters” features a filmed interview with Kelley West, a woman who credits angels with saving her life during an explosive domestic incident.

Use the Canal Street door for entrance to the café and the Walnut Street ramp for the handicapped entrance.

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

Rummage sale set

TROY — A rummage sale is being held by the United Methodist Women from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 15, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 16, at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin, Troy. Many good used items and clothing are for sale.

Proceeds will be used for mission work. For further information, please call the First United Methodist Church at 335-2826.

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.

Community invited to free meal

FLETCHER — The Fletcher United Methodist Church will host their free community meal from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19.

The menu includes homemade chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, and desserts. All are welcome to enjoy some great food while catching up with friends at Fletcher UMC.

Homemade Amish foods for sale

COVINGTON — The apple dumplings and Amish homemade noodles made and served in Covington for many years are back and will be sold by the Covington Church of the Brethren from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

Eat in or carry out will be available. The church is located at 101 N. Wall St., Covington, Ohio.

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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