Religion briefs

Church to host spaghetti fundraiser

TROY — Troy View Church will host a spaghetti fundraiser from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. The meal includes spaghetti, fettuccine, breadsticks, salad, and chocolate chip cookies from Fazoli’s and supports the church’s Deacon’s Fund.

The proceeds of the dinner will go to helping people in the church and community meet emergency needs. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Claypool featured lay speaker

TROY —While St. John’s United Church of Christ searches for a new pastor, Sunday worship services will feature a lay speaker.

Christina Ryan Claypool will be the featured speaker on Sunday, March 13.

Claypool is a speaker and a journalist, having written articles for publications like Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has been featured on the 700 Club and Joyce Meyer’s Everyday Life TV program.

The worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 130 S. Walnut St., Troy.

Bishop to lead worship concert

FLETCHER — On Sunday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m., the Fletcher United Methodist Church will offer a morning worship concert presented by the renowned southern gospel singer/songwriter, Mark Bishop.

Thirty of Bishop’s compositions have landed in the Singing News magazine’s Top 40 Radio Airplay Chart, including 26 Top 20 songs and three No. 1 songs. The public is invited to attend.

Holy Week services set

TROY — Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes all to the take part in Holy Week and Easter services.

The church sanctuary will be open during the week of March 14, Monday through Thursday, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Our Maundy Thursday service begins at 6:00 pm and includes an Agape Meal and foot washing. On Good Friday we will gather at 12:00 noon as we join together to remember the day of love and sacrifice, Jesus gave for all. There will be one service on Easter at 9:30 a.m.

Trinity is located at 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Any questions, call 335-7747.

How to live to 100

TROY — Practical tips for living a long and well-lived life will be examined at Lifetree Café on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m.

The program titled “How to Live to 100: Advice from Those Who’ve Done it,” features a short film in which centenarians share their secrets for reaching the century mark.

Lifetree is located inside St. John’s United Church of Christ at 130 S. Walnut St., Troy. Use the Canal Street door for entrance to the café. Use the Walnut Street door for the handicapped entrance.

Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Pat Robinson at (937) 405-7375 or

Travel presentation offered

TROY — David Wendt of Wendt Touring will present information about a four day, three night Pennsylvania rail adventure offered in June.

The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. on Wedneday, March 16 in the St. Patrick Church undercroft at 409 E. Main St.

There will be a slide show presentation and details of the entire trip. David will be able to answer any questions you may have. For more information, contact Pat Smith at (937) 335-2833, Ext. 105, or

First Baptist to host sportsman banquet

TROY — Special guest speaker Brad “The Jerman Buck” Jerman will share his hunting experiences. Jerman is an accomplished whitetail deer hunter who holds several crossbow records.

There will be seminars and workshops for men, women and children. Dinner will be served and guests will have a chance to win door prizes donated by local businesses.

The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at First Baptist Church in Troy. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each or $25 for a family of three or more.

For more information call (937) 339-3602 or (937) 710-3826. For more information about sponsorship or donation opportunities, call (937) 773-5900.

Young Spirits to perform

TROY — The 2016 Young Spirits will present “Open Up The Heavens” at 7 p.m. March 19-20 at the Milton-Union High School auditorium.The Young Spirits have been performing a Christian youth musical on Palm Sunday weekend for the past 46 years.

Over the years, thousands of youth have been a part of the Young Spirits, which was formed in 1971 by the Milton-Union Council of Churches. The youth choir is open to any area youth in grades seventh through 12th.

The performance is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken for the continuance of the ministry.

Evening of sacred music to be held

HUBER HEIGHTS — The public is invited to a free performance of sacred music celebrating the Savior’s life on Friday, March 25 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5750 Shull Road, Huber Heights. The performance will begin at 7 p.m.

The choir is conducted by Leon C. Wolford with organist Sylvia E. Reed and narrator William J. Foster. This is the eighth year the choir will perform and each year there have been several hundred attendees. Members of the choir come from the Miami Valley and surrounding areas. Conductor Wolford often invites special musicians to accompany the large choir, including high school students and seasoned performers.

Family parish event set

TROY — Frank Runyeon will present Luke: Stories on the Road at St. Pat’s on April 16. Frank is a well known actor who now dedicates his life to interpreting scripture and traveling around the world.

A spaghetti dinner in the under croft will be held after the 5 p.m. mass, followed by the presentation at 7:15 p.m. in the church.

Free will donations will be accepted. Child care will be provided for children 6 and under.