Religion briefs

Hog roast Sunday

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Church of the Nazarene will host a hog roast on Sunday, Oct. 14, following its 10:30 a.m. service.

There will be pulled pork, desserts and fresh sides on the menu, in addition to live music and family fun. No RSVP is needed and all are welcome.

The church is located at 1221 W. Main St. in Tipp City. Call (937) 667-6586 for more information.

FLC back to regular schedule

TROY — First Lutheran Church has returned to its regular schedule, offering 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 “God Wants Full Custody of You.”

There is always a special message for the children. A staffed nursery is available.

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

St. John’s begins sermon series

TROY — Rev. Don Crist continues his series this week entitled “The Beloved Community” at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut at 10:30 a.m. The second sermon in this series is entitled “It All Begins With Me”.

On Wednesday evening, the Economic Justice committee will continue their discussion on “White Privilege”.at 6:30 p.m. at the Church. Everyone is invited to attend.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the big event is “Trick or Treat and Eat”. Members will be passing out candy and serving hot dogs, chili, chips, dessert and beverages.

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 call 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. “Supernatural” is the Sept. 30 to Oct. 28 sermon series. TLC will study spiritual warfare, angels, demons, and the Holy Spirit. Nursery and children’s ministries are available.

Wednesday evening programs, from 6:30-8 p.m., include Children’s Classes, Life Groups or Discipleship Class 201.

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

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.

Train talk at CCC

COVINGTON — Covington Christian Church will host a train photography show at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Chris Haines will share a slideshow titled “Railfanning with the Family” and talk about some of the locations and subjects.

Haines is a lifelong “railfan” and Covington resident. He and his family have traveled across the country together photographing trains. He is also a business owner and volunteer firefighter.

The event is free and will be held at the church, 115 N. Pearl St., Covington.

Christmas musical seeks singers

WEST MILTON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church invites high school through adult ages to sing in their annual Christmas musical, “The Sounds of Christmas.” The musical will be presented on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.

Practice will be on Sundays beginning Oct. 14 after church at 11:45 a.m. If you attend another church, you can come to practice after your own church service. All practices will be held in the Good Shepherd sanctuary at 1209 S. Miami Street, West Milton.

Bring your family, friends, relatives anyone that would like to sing in a choral group at Christmas. Please call Director, Marsha Fischbach with any questions at 698-6036.

Valley Church coming to Troy

TROY — Join The Valley Church for its Launch Sunday on Oct. 14 at The Troy Rec (11 N. Market St.). Services will be held at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. There are services for children ages birth to fifth grade too.

What can the community expect at The Valley Church? Music a little too loud, people trying not to take themselves too seriously, kids having more fun than should be allowed.

Music Sunday set for Oct. 21

TROY — On Sunday, Oct. 21, at the 10:30 a.m. worship service, First United Church of Christ is planning a special service to celebrate God’s gift of music. As J.S. Bach put it, “I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.”

Tara Mar, cellist, as well as others will be performing. The community is invited to join First United Church of Christ for this special service.

Trunk or Treat upcoming

COVINGTON — Fields of Grace Worship Center will host their eighth annual “Trunk or Treat” Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1-3 p.m. at the Covington Community Park. This is open to all communities.

There will be a trunk-decorating contest for those who wish to participate. This year there is no theme for the trunk competition. First place receives $100, second place $50 and third place $25. Please call (937) 573-4282 and advise if you want to participate in the contest or just be a part of the lineup.

Covington FFA will once again be holding their Kiddie Tractor Pull, put on by the National Kiddie Tractor Pull Association at Trunk or Treat. This is for ages 3-8 years and registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Street exit to the park. Tractor Pull begins at 1:30p.m. This event is free. First, second and third place trophies will be awarded in each age group. Winners will advance to the state level.

There will be no parking at the park. Please park on surrounding streets and at Finfrock Construction. Transportation for handicapped individuals will be provided to the park from this location.

Entrance to Trunk or Treat will be from the Main Street exit only.

For more information, please contact the church at (937) 573-4282, visit us on Facebook or go to

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.