Religion briefs

Share A Meal today

TROY — Today from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., First United Church of Christ will be serving homemade noodles with chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, pie and beverages at their regular Share A Meal. Carry outs will be available at 12:30 p.m., as quantities last.

This program is free to anyone wishing to participate or in need of a warm nourishing meal. This is one way of reaching out to the community, while giving an opportunity to socialize with others. 120 S. Market St. Troy. Please use the Canal Street entrance, which is handicapped accessible.

Blood drive planned

DAYTON — First Presbyterian Church in Troy will host a community blood drive Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 2-6 p.m. in the meeting room, 20 S. Walnut St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Scouting 4 Donors – Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

Everyone who registers to donate is automatically entered in the drawing to win an Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle. Donors must be 18 by the Sept. 2 conclusion of the campaign to win.

Rummage sale set

TROY — The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 1624 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 25-26. The last two hours on Saturday, a bag of items will be $2.

Moore to make simulcast appearance

PIQUA — LifeWay Christian Resources and Living Proof ministries are partnering to simulcast Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore, live from Toledo on Sept. 16. Piqua Grace United Methodist Church is once again serving as a host location for the Piqua area.

The theme is “Captivated: The Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road.” Moore will share truth from Scripture to help guide women on their own journeys of faith.

Doors open at 9 a.m. for registration and light breakfast and the event ends at 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a full day of music and worship, a catered lunch from Susie’s Big Dipper in Piqua, sessions led by Moore, and fellowship.

Women may purchase tickets at Grace United Methodist Church at 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua, or go to and register and select lunch order under current events. Mail in registration and lunch orders can also be accessed through Contact the church office for further information at (937) 773-8232.

Godwin to speak at FOG

COVINGTON — On Sunday, Oct. 1, Fields of Grace Worship Center in Covington will be hosting John Godwin at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. These services are for the public but will also focus on honoring our first responder’s in the area.

Godwin is one of only two regular cast members of “Duck Dynasty” who is not part of the Robertson family. He will be speaking at all three services about his life before and during his career with Duck Dynasty. He will be giving autographs and having photos taken after each service.

Free tickets are available now, but the number is limited. Tickets are required for the services.

For more information, please contact Fields of Grace at (937) 573-4282 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

Preschool enrollment open

FLETCHER — The Fletcher United Methodist Church is currently accepting applications for their 2017 fall preschool program. The program is for 3 and 4-year-old children.

For more information, contact Barb Thomas, director, at (937) 368-2470.

Morning prayers, bible study at FLC

TROY — Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., Pastor Holst leads morning prayers at First Lutheran Church. On Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m., the ladies gather with Pastor Holst for Bible Conversations, the Book of Ephesians. The community is always welcome.

On Sundays, First Lutheran offers a single service at 9:30 a.m. Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sundays each month. Pastor Holst always has a children’s message just for the little ones as well.

Shamrocks offering Hawaiian adventure

TROY — It’s not too late to join “The Traveling Shamrocks” of St. Patrick Church on a Hawaiian adventure planned for January 2018.

The trip will feature Oahu, Kauai and Maui and all the highlights: Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Oahu’s North Shore, Waimea Canyon, Kauai Coffee Estate, as well as an authentic Polynesian Luau. Fr. Eric Bowman will share the beauty of these islands and show off his favorite spots. If it has always been your dream to go to Hawaii, now is your chance.

For more information, contact Pat Smith at (937) 335-2833, ext. 105, or