Religion briefs

Strawberry pancake breakfast set

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

Delicious pancakes, sausage, and fresh strawberries will be served at the First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy.

A free will offering is suggested with the proceeds used to fund local missions.

Community invited to service at Crystal Room

TROY — The community is invited to a Sunday morning worship service at the Crystal Room at 10 a.m. on June 5. Everyone is welcome. The Crystal Room is located at 845 W. Market St., Troy, just west of Kroger.

For more information call (937) 335-2826 or visit

Biker Sunday set at Troy Church of the Nazarene

TROY — The public is invited to Troy Church of the Nazarene’s 17th annual Biker Sunday, set for Sunday, June 5, which begins with a special worship service at 10 a.m.

Hank Chafin of the First Heavy Metal Church of Christ will be the guest speaker, and music will be provided by the 5:14 Band. The worship service will include a Biker Blessing. There will be a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed at 1 p.m. by the Barber Boys Memorial Ride, a scenic tour of Southwest Ohio.

Troy Church of the Nazarene is at 1200 Barnhart Rd., west of Interstate 75 at the southwest corner of Ohio 55 (West Market Street) and Barnhart Road. For more information about TCN’s Biker Sunday events, please call (937) 339-3117 or visit

First Lutheran to host events

TROY — First Lutheran Church is now on its summer worship schedule. Service will be at 9:30 a.m. JAM (Jesus and Me) Kids will be teaching the little ones the story of, “Jesus Sends Out the Twelve,” during the 9:30 a.m. service in the church lobby.

Guest Dan Reke will share his message, “A Heart for Jesus.”

FLC will be selling strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting during the 2016 Strawberry Festival. The church is also hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 9 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the church. Please register at:

Vacation Bible School will be July 10–14, from 5:30-8 p.m. This year’s theme is Cave Quest: Following Jesus the Light of the World. Register for VBS at the church or online at

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.

Cave Quest VBS at Ginghamsburg Church

TIPP CITY — Ginghamsburg Church will open its doors to children in the community, age 3 and potty trained through fifth grade, for a free family event held June 13-16.

During Cave Quest Vacation Bible School, kids will spend each evening spelunking through field-tested activity stations with their Cave Crews. Every station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible point in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone engaged.

Register at For more information about Ginghamsburg Church, visit

VBS at Pleasant Hill First Brethren Church

PLEASANT HIL — Plan to send your children to Lifeway’s ’Journey Off the Map’ Vacation Bible School at Pleasant Hill First Brethren Church. Here they will learn God’s Truths, June 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

The week will be filled with Bible-learning experiences, games, songs, a snack, as well as other exciting activities.

The program is for those age three (potty-trained) through eighth grade.

On Monday, please arrive at 8:45 a.m. so your child can register.

First Brethren Church is located at 210 N. Church St. For more information, or to pre-register, call (937) 676-2802 Tuesday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or

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. 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

Church to host 5K

TROY — On Saturday June 18, Grace Family Worship Center will host the Make Every Mile Matter 5K run, walk or ride. This event is in memory of Pastor Howard Collier, the founding father, pastor, and friend who touched countless lives during his 43 years of ministry.

The race begins at 9 a.m., with check-in and registration beginning at 8:15. The cost to register is $20. The first 50 registered will receive a free T-shirt.

Register online at make checks payable to Grace Family Worship Center and send to: PO Box 237, Troy, Ohio 45373.

Grace Family Worship Center is located at 1477 S. Market St., Troy.

For additional information call (937) 397-0603 or (937) 552-7670.