Religion briefs


Provided photo Michael Wayne Smith, a national Christian recording artist, will be singing at Cyrene A.M.E. Church, located at 227 W. Ash Street in Piqua, on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.

Provided photo Michael Wayne Smith, a national Christian recording artist, will be singing at Cyrene A.M.E. Church, located at 227 W. Ash Street in Piqua, on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.


First Lutheran Church services

TROY — First Lutheran Church invites the community to a traditional Lutheran worship service on Sunday at 10 a.m.

There will be two Baptisms. Pastor Heidi Holst preaches the sermon: “What Is God Doing?” They will receive new members. The guest organist is Jeffrey Powell.

AA Men’s Group gathers Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Beginning Sept. 4 on Wednesdays will be “Mosaic,” the children and Youth Groups at 4:30 p.m. and “Kintsugi,” women’s support group at 6 p.m. Sunday School starts up Sept. 15 at 9 a.m.

The annual Church Picnic and Ice Cream Social will be held Sept. 8 after worship.

FLC is located at 2899 West Main Street in Troy near Washington Road and is handicapped accessible. For more information call (937) 335-2323, visit www.firstlutheranchurchtroy.org, or email office@firstlutheranchurchtroy.org.

TLC services

TROY – True Life Community Church invites the public to Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Lead Pastor Chris Daum will present Taken. This series will prepare you and equip you for that moment when you are taken.

Sunday, Aug. 25, is the TLYouth Ignite Fall Kickoff from 2-8 p.m. This will be a back to school bash for sixth through 12th grade students, featuring a cookout, games, and fun.

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

St. John’s United Church of Christ services

TROY — Join St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 South Walnut Street in Troy, for Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Join St. John’s United Church of Christ to help welcome Dave Pinkerton as their special music guest. He will be performing one-man handbells during worship.

Community youth game night planned

COVINGTON —All Covington area youth in fourth grade and up are invited for free pizza, free Kona-Ice, drinks, games and lots of fun at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, at the Covington Community Basketball Courts. There will be basketball, kickball, corn-hole, and more.

Gospel quartet to perform

TIPP CITY — Popular Southern Gospel quartet The Dixie Melody Boys will be featured on Sunday, Sept. 1, the Christian Chapel, located at 95 East Ginghamsburg Road in Tipp City. The Dixie Melody Boys will be featured during the 10:30 a.m. service.

Since their original formation decades ago, the Kinston, N.C.-based quartet known as The Dixie Melody Boys has enjoyed tremendous success, including a Grammy nomination and numerous Fan Award nominations. This quartet, led by 50-year veteran and recent Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Ed O’Neal, has also enjoyed over 20 Top 40 hits, including eight Top 10 releases and a Number One single.

DAWN training offered

PIQUA — On the first Thursday of every month, Fusion will host Project DAWN training by Miami County Public Health at 5:30 p.m. at 421 Broadway, Piqua. The next training session will be Sept. 5. For more information on Fusion’s involvement in Project Dawn, visit https://www.fusionucc.org/what-we-do/project-dawn. For more information on Fusion or any of these events, visit fusionucc.org.

Free homecoming dresses available

FLETCHER — Hope Closet at Fletcher United Methodist Church will be giving free homecoming dresses on Sept. 7 and Sept. 21. To schedule an appointment, call the church office (937) 368-2470. Their hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Courageous Women’s Event planned

PIQUA — Grace United Methodist Church, located at 9411 North County Road 25A in Piqua, will be holding a Courageous Women’s Event on Saturday, Sept. 7, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sessions include “I’m waiting: Winning the Worry Battle,” “Unanswered Prayer,” and “Hurry and Worry in our Lives.” The sessions will teach attendees to face fears and learn how to fight in faith for God’s best in their lives.

Guest speaker Barb Roose is excited to be back at Piqua Grace. Her messages are powerful, practical, and delivered with lots of humor.

The cost is $10 per person, which includes lunch. RSVP online at office@pgumc.com or call (937) 773-8232. You may pay the day of the event.

Share-A-Meal to be held

TROY — Join First United Church of Christ in Troy, located at 120 S. Market St., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the monthly Share-A-Meal. The menu is hamburgers, mac and cheese, baked beans, chocolate chip cookies and beverages. Carry-outs will be available at 12:30 p.m. as quantities last. This program is free to anyone in need of a warm nourishing meal and some fellowship. Please use the Canal Street entrance. Building is handicapped accessible.

Church to hold Country Gospel Concert

PIQUA — Cyrene A.M.E. Church, located at 227 W. Ash Street in Piqua, will be holding a Country Gospel Concert on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. Michael Wayne Smith, a national Christian recording artist from Oakridge, Tenn., will be singing at the concert. Come join Cyrene A.M.E. Church and be uplifted.

Inquirers’ Class to be held

TROY — Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 60 S. Dorset Rd. in Troy, will begin a new Sunday class for adults and older teens at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 8. This class, the Inquirers’ Class, will explore and discuss topics throughout the year that impact how to view and live spiritual lives. They will begin by exploring the history, sacraments, and heritage of the Episcopal Church and how these traditions help live lives in the Way of Love.

They will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall beginning Sept. 8. All are welcome.

Sunday Forum to be held

TROY — Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 60 S. Dorset Rd. in Troy, will continue to offer the Sunday Forum Discussion Group. This group invites participants to share their thoughts and views about “religion in the news” using a weekly topic for reflection and discussion. Each Sunday’s topic can be found on the Trinity Episcopal Church Facebook page and also on their website, wwwtrinitytroyohio.org.

Trinity Episcopal Church has been a part of Troy since 1831. The Rev. Nancy Hardin is their priest. Office phone is 937-335-7747.

St. Patrick support groups to begin

TROY — GriefShare: Comfort for the Grieving Heart is a seminar and support group offered to the community. You will learn valuable information and support from those who truly understand how you are feeling to help you through this difficult time in your life.

GriefShare begins on Wednesday, Sept. 11, and they offer two sessions one in the afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. All sessions are held in St. Patrick Parish Center, 444 East Water St., upstairs in Room 3 each Wednesday for 13 weeks.

St. Patrick’s cancer support group, Finding Hope by Learning the Facts about Cancer, invites anyone who has been part of the support team, participant, facing cancer, family member, caregiver or just wants to help be support or needs support, to come to the first meeting of the season on Thursday, Sept. 12. Come meet the support team and enjoy some snacks and fellowship. Cancer Support meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center, 444 East Water St., Troy.

If you know anyone who can benefit from either of these programs, please pass this information along.

Registration is not required. Questions contact Pat Smith 335-2833, ext 105 or patsmith@stpattroy.org.

Oktoberfest announced

PIQUA — The seventh annual St. Boniface Oktoberfest is scheduled for Sept. 27-28. The festival — which takes place on the parish grounds, 218 S. Downing, Piqua — will feature an authentic Cabbage Roll dinner and a variety of other German and American foods, music, raffles, carnival rides, and games. The Flashback Band will perform on Friday evening, Sept. 27. Hours are Friday, Sept. 27, from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 2-11 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Provided photo Michael Wayne Smith, a national Christian recording artist, will be singing at Cyrene A.M.E. Church, located at 227 W. Ash Street in Piqua, on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/08/web1_Michael-Wayne-Smith-pic-CMYK.jpgProvided photo Michael Wayne Smith, a national Christian recording artist, will be singing at Cyrene A.M.E. Church, located at 227 W. Ash Street in Piqua, on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.