Religion briefs

Meth tragedies discussed at Lifetree Café

TROY — Practical ways to prevent meth use will be offered at Lifetree Café on Monday May 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm. The program, titled “Meth: Stories of Horror and Hope,” features a filmed interview with Cindy Gray, a woman who lost a son due to methamphetamine use.

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

Drinks and snacks are provided. For more information contact Pat Robinson at 937-405-7375 or probinson1@woh.rr. com

Memorial Day events planned

FLETCHER — This Memorial Day weekend, Fletcher United Methodist Church invites the community to participate in a series of events.

On Friday May 27, the church will host a movie night in the park beginning at 9 p.m. At 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28, the “Caring for Carrie” 5K Run/Walk will kick off. Check-in and registration for that event will start at 8 a.m.

A traditional worship service will be held Sunday, May 29, at 8:15 a.m. with a contemporary worship service to begin at 10:45 a.m. Carnival at the Park will follow from 4-7 p.m.

On Monday, May 30, the church will hold a Memorial Day Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

First Lutheran Church to host events

TROY — The community is invited to join First Lutheran Church for their dynamic sermon series: I WILL! This week’s, “Trait of the Outwardly Focused Christian” is “I Will Serve.” Pastor Ric Barnes will be delivering the message.

This Sunday the church will be celebrating the Rite of Confirmation at both services. The Confirmands will be sharing in their own words, “Why I have said YES to Jesus.”

On Friday, May 29, First Lutheran is hosting a free family movie night at 7 p.m. Everyone will enjoy this popular family friendly movie, popcorn, candy and beverages.

FLC is located at 2899 W. Main St. in Troy. For more information, call (937) 335-2323.

57th annual Memorial Day luncheon set

CASSTOWN — On Monday, May 30, Casstown United Methodist Church will host their 57th annual Memorial Day luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A variety of sandwiches, including barbecued pork, shredded chicken, ham and hot dogs will be available, as well as assorted salads and desserts. All items will be sold a la carte.

The building is handicapped accessible and carry-out is available. The church is located at 102 Center St., Casstown, on the corner of Center and Washington Streets.

Grandma’s Kitchen to close two days

WEST MILTON — Grandma’s Kitchen at Hoffman United Methodist Church in West Milton will be closed Wednesday, June 1, for maintenance to the activity center and surrounding areas. It will also be closed on Wednesday, July 6, due to the Fourth of July holiday. Otherwise, the regular serving hours are 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Strawberry pancake breakfast set

TROY — A Strawberry Pancake Breakfast will be held by the Troy United Methodist Women from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4.

Delicious pancakes, sausage, and fresh strawberries will be served at the First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St. in Troy. A free-will offering is suggested with the proceeds used to fund local missions.

Gibbon Singers to perform

TROY — Troy Freewill Baptist Church will have the Gibbon Singers at their 11 a.m. service on Sunday, June 5. The public is welcome to attend.

Troy Freewill Baptist Church is located at 2482 S. County Road 25-A in Troy.

Registration opens for Vacation Bible School

COVINGTON — Stillwater Community Church is offering Vacation Bible School from 9-11:20 a.m. on June 6-10. This year’s theme is “Bible Times.” Again this year the VBS Bible Story Teacher is Steve Schenk, AWANA Director.

Register by sending an email with your child’s information to or call (937) 473-5270 or send message on the Facebook page. The church is located at 7900 W. Sugar Grove Rd., Covington.

Church to host drama camp

TROY — The First United Methodist Church will once again hold a Drama Camp the week of June 13-17.

The camp will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy.

The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17, in the Church Sanctuary.

Come discover new drama games, new stories, new songs and new friends. The camp is for anyone who has completed grades K-6. Registration forms are available at the church or may be downloaded on the church website,

Questions? Contact Susan Furlong at