Religion briefs

Kids’ consignment sale today

HUBER HEIGHTS — Sulphur Grove Church will be hosting a kids’ consignment sale from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 19 and will reopen from noon-1:00 p.m. for a half-price sale on select items at the church, 7505 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights.

Bring $1 for the entry fee or donate a non perishable food item for entry. For more information follow Hickory Dickory shop on Facebook at or email

Troy Church of the Nazarene to host Fall Festival

TROY — Troy Church of the Nazarene invites the community to its annual Troy Community Fall Festival from 4-7 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 1200 Barnhart Road, Troy.

The event will feature a petting zoo from Idle Hour Ranch LLC, jumpies, games, face-painting, an obstacle course, corn hole, popcorn and cotton candy. Food will be available for purchase on-site from Susie’s Big Dipper.

For more information, please telephone (937) 339-3117.

Troy FBC to hold homecoming service tomorrow

TROY — Troy Freewill Baptist Church will be holding homecoming services all day tomorrow at the church, 2482 S. County Road, Troy.

All are welcome to attend.

The Dysart Family to sing tomorrow

CASSTOWN — The Dysart Family will be performing at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Casstown United Methodist Church, 102 Center Street, Casstown. All are welcome.

State of marriage discussed at Lifetree Cafe

TROY — The program “Is Marriage Obsolete? Why More People Are Saying, I Don’t” will examine the declining marriage rate and the underlying causes of the trend at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Lifetree Cafe, located inside St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy.

The program encourages those who attend to share their views of marriage. Use the Canal St. door for entrance to the café or the Walnut Street ramp for the handicapped entrance.

St. Patrick Church invites Catholics back

TROY — Catholic parishoners who have left the church are invited to come back and talk to rejoined parishoners about getting back into full, active service at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, and 29 and Oct. 6. The meetings will take place in the St. Patrick Parish Center at 444 E. Water St., Room 4, in Troy.

Zion Lutheran Church garage sale scheduled for Sept. 24 and 25

TIPP CITY — Zion Lutheran Church is holding the annual Mum Festival Garage sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the church, located at 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City.

Items for sale include furniture, books, kitchen items, linens, electronics, craft items, seasonal items, glassware, baby items, toys, garden items, jewelry and home decor. The half-price sale and $2 bag sale begins at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25.

Plenty of parking is available in the church parking lot between North 3rd and 4th streets.

First UCC to serve pot pie supper Sept. 26

TROY — The women of First United Church of Christ will be serving a chicken pot pie supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the church, 120 S. Market St., Troy.

The supper includes chicken and pot pie, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, green beans, a variety of desserts and beverages. Admission is $8 a person while guests age 10 and under are $3.

Women’s Fellowship, who is sponsoring the event, uses these funds to assist with their support of community agencies such as Partners in Hope, Lincoln Center, recreation programs at the Troy Genesis Center, as well as the First UCC Backpack Program and Share-A-Meal.

Please use the Canal Street entrance for handicap accessibility.

GSLC to sponsor clothing drive Sept. 27

WEST MILTON — The Senior Shepherds of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are sponsoring a clothing drive to benefit The Clothesline, a non-profit organization providing new and gently used clothing, accessories and linens for the whole family at very reasonable prices and free of charge in emergency situations.

Anyone interested in donating may drop them off at the church between 2-4 p.m. Sept. 27 at the church, which is located at 1209 South Miami Street, West Milton.

To drop off items before that date, please call the church office at (937) 698-5826.

Support for parents, caregivers

TROY — Special seminar and support groups will be offered at St. Patrick Parish starting Sept. 9.

The church offers GriefShare for those who have lost loved ones through death. Two sessions are offered on Wednesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center, 444 E. Water St., Troy.

These sessions are for patients, family and care givers. These support groups can be beneficial for those going through a tough time to help them feel they are not alone or their thoughts and feelings are not abnormal. Share with those dealing with the same situations and help each other through this time while learning ways to do it from the experts.

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

Artists sought for art show

WEST MILTON — Hoffman United Methodist Church is looking for applicants to take part in the ninth annual art show Oct. 2-4 in the activity center at 201 S. Main St., West Milton. The deadline for entering is September 14.

The purpose of the show is to share area talent with the public. The show is non-juried. Some pieces may be available for purchase, with transactions handled directly between the artist and the interested party.

A gift from local arts patron Bill Netzley of Netzley Roofing has enabled Hoffman to offer monetary awards again this year. Awards to be given are $500 for first place, $400 for second

place, and $300 for third place. Seven additional awards of $100 each will also be presented. This year there will be a youth category open to current high school students with two $50 awards presented in that category.

Application forms may be picked up at the church office, Really Cool Stuff and The Hen’s Nest in West Milton, and The Hotel Gallery in Tipp City. Forms are also available for downloading from the church website at