Religion briefs

Restoring broken trust explored Monday

TROY — Whether trust can be restored in a marriage following betrayal will be explored at Lifetree Café at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12, located inside St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy.

The program — titled “Busted Trust: Can it Ever Be Restored?” — features a filmed interview with Michael and Trinity Wilbourn, a married couple who coped with broken trust. Also featured in the session is psychologist Doug Weiss, an expert on marital counseling who has appeared on Dr. Phil and Good Morning America and Oprah.

Use the Canal Street door for entrance to the café and use the Walnut Street ramp for the handicapped entrance.

Fletcher UMC to host wellness fair

FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church will host their Community Health and Wellness Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher.

Premier Community Health will provide free health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol/HDL, blood sugar and A1C tests for diabetics. Kroger Pharmacy will provide flu shots for $30 (Medicare and Medicaid accepted). Prevnar pneumonia vaccine will be available for those over 65 years of age with insurance. The Miami County Health Department will provide health information along with Dermascan skin screenings. Balance screenings will be provided by Freedom Chiropractic.

Additionally, there will be displays from the Area on Aging, Digestive Specialists, Health Partners Free Clinic, and Heartland of Piqua. Also, Curves of Piqua, Thin & Healthy, Total Fitness, YMCA of Piqua, Mary Kay, and Chasity Moran (Licensed Massage Therapist) will be represented.

Covington Church to host luncheon

TROY — The Women’s Fellowship of the Covington Christian Church will have the last salad luncheon for 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at the church, 115 N. Pearl St., Covington.

The luncheon will include homemade salads, desserts and finger sandwiches from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m for the donation of $6. The holiday bazaar will also be held that day. Carry outs are available upon request.

This is the last salad luncheon for 2015. The luncheon will start again in 2016 on the third Friday in June. The date is June 17, 2016. Please use the basement entrance in the alley on the north side of the church.

Rummage sale set for Oct. 16-17

TROY — First United Church of Christ is having a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 and 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at the church, 120 S. Market St, Troy.

Items on display include fishing items, Precious Moment figurines, storage containers, nice clothes, men’s suites and more. All proceeds go to benefit the church’s Relay for Life Team, so come and shop for a cure.

Harvest Festival upcoming

ST. PARIS — The First Church of God is holding a harvest festival and cruise-in from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the First Church of God Shelter House across the street from Graham Elementary, St. Route 36, St. Paris.

The festival will include vendors and crafts, food, a punkin-chunkin contest, cruise-in, hayrides and a silent auction to support a missions trip to Nicaragua.

Those interested in having a booth or have any questions are asked to call (937) 663-4441 for more information. Spaces are limited.

Support for parents, caregivers

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