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Kathy Troccoli


Provided photo A basic Judaism class will be held at Congregation Anshe Emeth, 320 Caldwell St. in Piqua, a Reform Jewish congregation formed in 1858.


Provided photo Rabbinic Intern Sara Otero shown at the pulpit with a member holding the Torah during a service this year. She will lead a class on Basic Judaism on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to noon


Spaghetti supper planned

PLEASANT HILL — Pleasant Hill First Brethren Church invites you to the Fifth Annual Spaghetti Supper to be held on Saturday, April 29, from 4:30-7 p.m. This years’ menu is spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, breadsticks, desserts, and drinks. Donations are being accepted and will be used to send youth to summer church camp.

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

Lunch with God planned

PIQUA — St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St. will be hosting Lunch with God Sunday, April 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Come and enjoy a great meal. The meal is free and open to everyone.

Memorial Day service set

PIQUA — On Monday, May 1, the second annual Memorial Day Observance will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church which was originally constituted by the Randolph Freedmen as the African Baptist Church in Rossville in 1857. This recognition service will focus upon testing the knowledge of our youth in measuring their understanding of “WHOSE we are Matters WHO we are” through the game playing of The Good News or Lose. All are welcome.

Prior to the Memorial Day Observance, a 5 p.m. community “Call to Action” will explore the organizational potential for forming a coalition of willing individuals and groups in launching a first step in walking the walk on a journey that will reflect our level of commitment to glorify God and build a fitting and appropriate monument in honor of freedom’s struggle at The African/Jackson Cemetery.

A fellowship supper of a soup and sandwich or pizza will be offered to those who will be coming and or those remaining to take part in observing the Memorial Day program that will start at 6:30 p.m. Call the church at 778-0158 and leave an RSVP message.

Chapter meeting set

PIQUA — The Upper Miami Valley Weston A. Price Chapter will host author Leah McCullough, as their guest speaker on Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at the Piqua Nazarene Church, 400 S. Sunset Drive.

McCullough’s book, Freedom from Fibromyalgia, is a personal journey of how changing your diet can help you overcome a disease. McCullough will be sharing numerous health and diet tips with us.

This event is free and open to the public.

National Day of Prayer event planned

PIQUA — The Piqua Area Association of Churches will be holding a National Day of Prayer event at the fountain outside of the municipal building, located at 201 W. Water St., on May 4 at noon. There will be a speaker there who will hold a prayer for the city as well as give a short speech.

Women’s event planned

PIQUA — All women are invited to an outstanding morning women’s event featuring guest speaker Barb Roose. This event will be held at Grace UMC in Piqua at 9411 North County Rd 25A on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast and snacks. Childcare is available by RSVP. You may register and pay online at pgumc.com or call the church at (937) 773-8232.

Roose is the author of the book Enough Already: Winning Your Ugly Struggle with Beauty and a six-week DVD Bible study titled “Beautiful Already: Reclaiming God’s Perspective on Beauty.” Roose has been speaking at conferences, churches, and women’s ministry events since 2005.

Roose will be “unpacking the answer to why we need to become a woman who C.A.R.E.S.” The acronym stands for clothing, appetite, rest, exercise, and smile. Everyone will explore the physical and spiritual application of each of these words. Please join us for a morning of laughter, inspiration, faith, challenge, and hope. All women are welcome!

Free concert offered

LOCKINGTON — Internationally-renowned motivational music singer Kathy Troccoli will be presenting a free concert at the Lockington United Methodist Church on May 11. Even though there is no admission charge for the concert, a ticket issued by the church must be obtained to attend.

The concert titled, “Comfort by Candlelight” begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. The church is located at 2190 Miami Conservancy Road, north of Lockington. A free will offering will be taken.

The sanctuary capacity is 556 people, and nearly half those seats have already been claimed for the concert, Halter said. The tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

To obtain free tickets online, log onto iTickets.com/KathyTroccoli; or by calling (937) 493-0478.

Her first radio hit “Stubborn Love”, propelled a career that has spanned more than 30 years. Troccoli’s awards include 24 recordings, 18 number-one radio hits, 19 Dove Award nominations, two Dove Awards, and three Grammy nominations. She is also a songwriter as well as an author.

Basic Judaism class offered

PIQUA — Curious about the Jewish religion? Have questions about what Jews believe and what they do? Come for a one-day “Judaism 101” class taught by Student Rabbi Sara Otero of Congregation Anshe Emeth in Piqua on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to noon.

We will cover some of the basics of Judaism by focusing on three of the highest values in Judaism: Torah (sacred text), Avodah (prayer and ritual), and G’milut Chassadim (acts of kindness). There will be ample time for questions, so be sure to bring your own!

The class will be held at Congregation Anshe Emeth, 320 Caldwell St. in Piqua, www.ansheemeth.org, a Reform Jewish congregation formed in 1858.

The goal is to share information, not impose beliefs. There is no charge for the class, however, reservations would be appreciated to allow for sufficient seating, to Eileen, 937.623-1234 or ansheemeth@gmail.com

Christ’s Center for Hope to host Cookies and Canvas

WEST MILTON — On Saturday, May 13, Christ’s Center for Hope will host Cookies and Canvas at the West Milton Senior Citizens and Community Center, located at 435 Hamilton St., West Milton, from 1-4 p.m. The event theme is “Forget Her Not.” Your registration fee of $50 will include cookies, ice tea, lemonade or water, Silent Auction bidding, 50/50 raffle and a quilt raffle.

Christ’s Center for Hope is 501(c)(3) Charitable Non Profit organization for formerly incarcerated women. Our mission is to provide a place for broken and hurting women to come to the foot of the Cross for healing and restoration of life as it was meant to be. The Center will be a safe transitional housing center, offering holistic healing of the mind, body and spirit, through Christian-based programming and the affirmation of Christ’s forgiving love. The goal of the event is to gain monthly donors to support the Center as well as earn funds to purchase a location for the Center.

Pre-registration is required. You may go to www.cc4hope.com, click on the fundraising and “Forget Her Not registration” tab, and get signed up. Bring your friends and family (over 12 years old) and make it a fun activity to do together. You must be present to win.

You may submit questions to Brenda@cc4hope.com.

Fields of Grace Worship Center to host Paul Teutul, Jr.

COVINGTON — On Sunday morning June 4th Fields of Grace Worship Center in Covington will be hosting Paul Teutul Jr. at their 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

This is in conjunction with their Bike Blessing and a ride to follow.

Motorcycle master Paul Teutul Jr. has been molding metal since the age of 12 when he began his apprenticeship at his father’s steel business. He’s widely recognized as the chief designer and fabricator of some of the world’s most famous motorcycles, as featured in the hit television series American Chopper on the Discovery Channel.

Although Paul Jr. started his career as cofounder of Orange County Choppers, after branching off, he now shares his creativity and unique approach to design with the world through his work at Paul Jr. Designs. Founded in 2010, his new company pushes the limits on creativity beyond just motorcycles, where Paul continues to pursue his passion for building the impossible.

For more information about obtaining free tickets and the bike ride please contact Fields of Grace at (937) 573-4282 Tues.-Fri. between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tickets are limited and required.

Kathy Troccoli
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/04/web1_Kathy-Troccoli-CMYK-4.jpgKathy Troccoli

Provided photo A basic Judaism class will be held at Congregation Anshe Emeth, 320 Caldwell St. in Piqua, a Reform Jewish congregation formed in 1858.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/04/web1_Anshe-Emeth-1-cmyk.jpgProvided photo A basic Judaism class will be held at Congregation Anshe Emeth, 320 Caldwell St. in Piqua, a Reform Jewish congregation formed in 1858.

Provided photo Rabbinic Intern Sara Otero shown at the pulpit with a member holding the Torah during a service this year. She will lead a class on Basic Judaism on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to noon
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/04/web1_Anshe-Emeth-2-Rabbinic-Intern-Sara-Otero-cmyk.jpgProvided photo Rabbinic Intern Sara Otero shown at the pulpit with a member holding the Torah during a service this year. She will lead a class on Basic Judaism on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to noon