Religion briefs

First Lutheran Church to host events

TROY — The community is invited to join the First Lutheran Church for their new sermon series: I WILL! Learn the “Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian” with Pastor Ric Barnes.

The church is also hosting several events including personal Bible journaling at 9:15 a.m. on May 8, The Gospel in Miniature at 9:15 a.m. on May 15, and a free family movie night at 7 p.m. on May 29, featuring a popular kid friendly movie, popcorn, candy, and beverages. Join us and bring your friends.

Our church is located at 2899 West Main Street. For more information call (937) 335-2323.

First United Church of Christ to host Share-A-Meal

TROY — From 11:3o a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 7, the community is invited to the monthly Share-A-Meal event at First United Church of Christ. The menu includes ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverages.

The Share-A-Meal program provides an opportunity to socialize with others in the community. The church is located at the corner of South Market and Canal streets in Troy. Use the Canal Street entrance, which is handicapped accessible.

Community invited to free concert

VANDALIA — Award-Winning Southern Gospel music artist Jason Crabb will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Redemption Christian Tabernacle, 11780 County Road 25-A, 1 mile north Route 40 in Vandalia.

For more information, call (937) 667-0028.

Church to award scholarship

CASSTOWN — The members of Lostcreek United Church of Christ are planning the 2016 Dorothy Kirk Scholarship service for 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.

The $1,000 Scholarship for 2016 will be awarded to Erin Redick, a graduate of Miami East High School this year. She plans to attend Bowling Green State University and major in music education. Erin is the daughter of Kim and Brian Redick who reside near Fletcher.

Entertainment for the night will be The Cove Springs Praise Group and the Troy First United Methodist Church Handbell Quartet.

The church is handicapped accessible and is located at 7007 E. Troy-Urbana Rd., two miles east of Miami East Schools.