Religion briefs

Pot pie supper today

TROY — The annual chicken potpie supper will be held today 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, coleslaw 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.

Harvest Home Sunday upcoming

TROY — Rev. Don Crist will continue as minister this Sunday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut. He has chosen the sermon title of “Staying Hydrated.” Church service starts at 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.

Next Sunday is Harvest Home Sunday at St. John’s. Members and guests are invited to wear gardening or farming clothes. Following the service we will serve brats, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, and brownies

St. John’s is a downtown landmark located on the corner of Walnut an Canal Streets since 1883. The church is accessible with parking readily available on the street. For more information contact St. John’s at (937) 335-2028.

Community welcome to TLC

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.

Nursery and children’s ministries are available. TLC is handicapped accessible. 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 back on regular schedule

TROY — First Lutheran Church has returned to its regular worship schedule, with a traditional Sunday worship service at 8:30 a.m. and a blended/modern worship service at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, Pastor Holst will preach the sermon “All Are Welcome.” 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.

Service set for classes of ‘68, ‘78

TROY — First United Church of Christ is holding a worship service honoring the Troy High School Classes of 1968 and 1978 at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. Jack (Class of 1968) and Cindy Arthur will be leading the worship. Jack’s sermon is entitled, “The Way We Were, But What’s Next?”

The church is located at 120 S. Market Street in downtown Troy. All are welcome.

Fall festival at TCN

TROY — Troy Church of the Nazarene invites the community to its annual Fall Family Festival, a free event set for 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. The festival will feature inflatables for children, yard games, food (including gourmet hotdogs), a cake walk, music, a petting zoo, scavenger hunts, pumpkin decorating and miniature golf. TCN’s Fall Family Festival is a time of fun and fellowship for all ages.

Troy Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Barnhart Road, is at the intersection of Barnhart and Ohio 55 (Market Street), a quarter mile west of Interstate 75. For more information about TCN’s Fall Family Festival or the church’s ministries, please call (937) 339-3117 or visit

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.

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 (937) 667-3110 or Deb Keppel at (937) 901-4461.

Chili supper fundraiser Oct. 6

PLEASANT HILL — Pleasant Hill First Brethren Church invites the public to a chili supper from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. The menu is chili, peanut butter sandwiches, cornbread, desserts and drinks. Donations will be accepted and will be used to send youth to summer church camp.

First Brethren Church is located at 210 N. Church St., Pleasant Hill, OH (corner of Church Street and Walnut Street – 1 block west of Indian’s Pizza). For more information, please call the church at (937) 676-2802.

Traveling Shamrocks to meet

TROY — The Traveling Shamrocks invite you to a special travel presentation, “Irish Splendor,” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the St. Patrick undercroft. Learn more about a trip set for Oct. 15-22, 2019.

The church is located at 409 E. Main St., use the ramp door off Crawford Street. Contact Pat Smith (937) 335-2833, ext. 105, with questions.

WWI commemoration planned

PIQUA — Bethel United Methodist Church, 2505 E. Loy Road, Piqua, has registered to participate in Toll the Bells at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, which is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities in World War I.

The World War I Centennial Commission and Commemorative Partners call on all Americans everywhere to toll the bells in honor of the 116,516 Americans who died in “The War to End All Wars.” Bells are to toll 21 times, at five second intervals. It is based on the 21 gun salute.

Organizations and individuals can join the Bethel U.M. Church congregation by going to to register to Toll the Bells.