Religion briefs

Special music at St. John’s Sunday

TROY — Please join St. John’s United Church of Christ for worship at 9:30 a.m., on July 22, at 130 S. Walnut St., in Troy. Special music will be provided by tubist, Cynthia Stanley.

A downtown landmark on the corner of Walnut and Canal streets since 1883, St. John’s is an accessible church. Parking is readily available on the street. For more information, contact St. John’s at (937) 335-2028.

FLC on summer schedule

TROY — First Lutheran Church is now on its summer worship schedule. One worship service will be held every Sunday at 9:30 a.m., with Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of the month. This Sunday, Pastor Holst will preach the sermon, “God’s Intention For Us.”

FLC’s ladies’ exercise class, “Tune, Stretch & Pray,” meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dress comfortably and bring a mat. This class is open to members and the public.

Call (937) 335-2323 for more information. The church is located at 2899 W. Main St. FLC provides a staffed nursery during worship services.

Concert to benefit Puerto Rican recovery

WEST MILTON — Nashville United Church of Christ is hosting a Caribbean Concert featuring Joseph Glenn on his steel pan drums at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. The concert will be held outdoors at the Nashville UCC Recreation Park located at 4857 State Route 571, between Tipp City and West Milton.

Along with music, there will be balloon animals and face painting for the children, and samples of Puerto Rican food and drink for everyone. The Kona Ice truck will also be there with their tropical shaved ice on what we hope will be a beautiful summer day. The rain date is the following Sunday, Aug, 5. Although there is no charge for the activities, a free-will offering will be received.

Nashville United Church of Christ (UCC) is a member of the United Churches of Christ and is pastored by the Rev. Lynn Labs. The church is located at 4540 West State Route 57, West Milton, OH 45383 and is two miles east of West Milton, or five miles west of Tipp City on the corner of State Route 571 and Wheelock Road. For more information you can contact the church at (937) 698-5867.

Grace Baptist to offer VBS

LUDLOW FALLS — Grace Baptist Church in Ludlow Falls will host Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening from July 30 through Aug. 3. Themed “Camp Moose on the Loose,” the program is open to kids aged 4 through sixth grade.

The program will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 2500 State Route 48, Ludlow Falls. Call or text (330) 275-0733 if you need a ride.

Brandt UMC will host VBS

TIPP CITY — Brandt United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8 p.m. Aught 1-3. The theme is “Maker’s Fun Factory.” Families are invited to join on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. for cookies and ice cream.

The church is located at 6805 E. U.S. Route 40, Tipp City.

TLC to hold family picnic

TROY — True Life Community Church invites the community to Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. weekly. The next sermon series regards I, II, III John: “Appealing to the truth about Jesus through eyewitness testimony.”

The TLC Family Picnic at Ludlow Falls is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Men’s Life Group will be held at 6:30 a.m. on Friday mornings.

The church has no steps and is accessible. Nursery and children’s ministry is available.

The church is located at 56 Foss Way. Call (937) 332-0041 or visit for more information. Connect with the church on Facebook or YouTube.