Religion briefs

Anniversary services set

TROY — The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ will recognize the 20th anniversary of their pastor, Dr. Charles Carnes, and his wife, Lady Rose Mary Carnes, during the month of September. Services are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16, at noon, Thursday and Friday, sept. 27-28, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 30, at noon.

Guest speakers include Elder John Carnes from Valdosta, Georgia, and pastors Elder Ernest Scales and Elder Clarence Plump from Dayton, and pastor Elder Gene Collier from Troy. The theme for anniversary services is “The hand of the Lord hath done this.” Troy and the Miami Valley communities are invited.

Dan Jackson Quartet to play

TROY — On Sunday, Sept. 16, from 2-3:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church will host a jazz concert benefiting Muscular Dystrophy. The Dan Jackson Quartet, an ensemble of professional musicians from Cincinnati, will perform in the church sanctuary.

The church is located at 60 S. Dorset Road in Troy. For more information, call (937) 335-7747.

Trinity will also host an Alzheimer’s caregiver series. The dates and topics include:

• Monday, Sept. 17, from 6-7 p.m., Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

• Monday, Sept. 24, from 6-7:30 p.m., Communication and Behaviors

• Monday, Oct. 1, from 6-7 p.m., Legal and Financial Planning

All programs are free and will be held at the church. Please RSVP to 800-272-3900.

Crist to deliver sermon

TROY — Rev. Don Crist will return to the pulpit at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut, this Sunday. The service starts at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Crist has chosen his sermon topic as “Zach and the Neighborhood.” Sandra Ehrlich will be the guest pianist for the service.

The church is 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) 335-2018.

TLC offers programs

TROY — True Life Community Church’s Sunday worship service will begin at 10 a.m. “I Am Jesus,” is the September sermon series.

Women’s Life Groups meet on Tuesday evenings, from 6-8 p.m., or Wednesday, mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beth Moore’s Study of Daniel will be the focus for each class.

Wednesday evening programs, from 6:30-8 p.m., include Children’s Classes, Life Groups or Discipleship Class 101.

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

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.

FLC anniversary upcoming

TROY — First Lutheran Church offers a traditional Sunday worship service at 8:30 a.m. and a blended/modern worship service at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Holst will preach the sermon “It’s Costly Being Christ’s.”

There is always a special message for the children. Sunday School for all ages will be offered.

The Anniversary Choir practices Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

On Sept. 30, the church will celebrate its 170th anniversary with a festive worship service at 9:30 a.m. with special guests and a reception to follow.

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

Pot pie supper upcoming

TROY — The annual chicken potpie supper will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at First United Church of Christ in Troy.

The menu includes homemade potpie with chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw or applesauce, beverages, and a variety of homemade desserts, pies and cakes. The cost will be $8 per person and $3 for children 10 years old and under. Carry outs will be available.

The church is located at 120 S. Market St. on the corner of South Market and Canal Streets. Please use the Canal Street entrance. Handicapped accessible.

Mum Festival garage sale set

TIPP CITY — Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St. Tipp City, is holding its annual Mum Festival Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. The half-price sale and the $2 bag sale begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.

Proceeds from the sale have traditionally supported many local, regional and international non-profit agencies, such as Needy Basket, Jeremiah’s Letter and ELCA World Relief, to name a few.

There is plenty of parking in the church parking lot with entrances off N. Third and N. Fourth Streets.

Anyone who would like to donate items that are in good repair or working order (clothing, TVs and car seats cannot be accepted) may bring them to the church on Sunday, Sept. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. and on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24-25, from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact the church office at 667-3110 or Deb Keppel at 901-4461.