Religion briefs

Epiphany Fair to be held

TROY — The Troy First United Methodist Church at 110 W. Franklin St., is holding an Epiphany Fair and drama on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 6-9 p.m. in the main church.

Epiphany is celebrated around the world as the time when the three Kings arrived from the east to worship the Christ Child. The fair will feature traditional Epiphany crafts and food from numerous countries, including the United States.

The play “It Started with a Star” will be presented in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call the church office at 335-2826 or visit

Lay people deliver sermons during search for new pastor

TROY — St. John’s United Church of Christ located at 130 S. Walnut St, Troy, will be having lay people from the church deliver the message, during the search for a new pastor. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

The message or sermon will be delivered during January by lay people from the congregation. The following is a list of the message titles and the congregant who will deliver that message:

Jan. 10 — Deb Hogshead, “Economic Justice

Jan. 17 — Earl Reives, “Faith for the Journey”

Jan. 24 — Patricia Robinson, “Ministries for God”

Jan. 31 — Mayor Mike Beamish, “Triple A Rated Christians”

Sausage sale set

WEST MILTON — The Hoffman United Methodist Men are taking orders for their 28th annual whole hog sausage sale. This project provides funds for missions.

Sausage is available in 1 pound bulk packages, either plain or with mild sage spices. Breakfast links are also available in 2 pound packages. Pricing is $3.50 per pound. Delivery is free.

Please call Les Trittschuh at (937) 698-5161 to place your order. Please order by Jan. 24.