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Speaker planned

PIQUA — Piqua Nazarene Church, 400 S. Sunset will host the Upper Miami Valley Weston A. Price Chapter on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. Our speaker will be Jerilyn Lowe who will share her journey of discovery in nutrition, herbal medicine, and natural living after an unexpected medical diagnosis. This event is free and open to the public.

Piqua Baptist to offer kids’ Bible program

PIQUA — Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 W. High St., soon will be starting their Awana Club, a Bible-based program for children that will include games, Bible memory and awards. Open to children from age 3 to sixth grade, the program will be held each Wednesday evening from 6:10-8:10 p.m. beginning Sept. 6, and running through May 2, 2018.

Weekly meetings have three components: council time, handbook time, and game time. Council time includes flag ceremonies, music, announcements and a Bible lesson. Handbook time emphasizes individual contact between club members and leaders. Leaders meet with a small group of club members to listen to them recite their memory work and to encourage them to greater participation and handbook achievements. Club members earn handbook awards during this part of the meeting. Game time teaches fair play and teamwork, while providing a release for stored-up energy.

For more information, call (937) 773-4583 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday

New youth pastor comes to Bradford UMC

BRADFORD — The Bradford United Methodist Church is pleased to have Will Massaro join their team as children and youth pastor. Massaro is a junior at Cedarville studying to be a full-time minister. He is married to Alyssa (Roberts).

Harris Creek Church welcomes Rasor

BRADFORD — Bradford Harris Creek Church of the Brethren is pleased to announce that former Bradford resident Vaughn Rasor will be bringing the 10:30 a.m. morning service on Sept. 10.

In addition to Rasor delivering the morning sermon, his wife, Lisa, will provide special music.

Oktoberfest coming up

PIQUA — The fifth annual St. Boniface Oktoberfest is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23. The festival, which will take place on the parish grounds, 218 S. Downing, will feature an authentic cabbage roll dinner and a variety of other foods, as well as music, raffles, children’s rides, and games. Hours will be 5-11 p.m. Friday and 2-11 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to attend.

Moore to make simulcast appearance

PIQUA — LifeWay Christian Resources and Living Proof Ministries are partnering to simulcast Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore, live from Toledo on Sept. 16. Piqua Grace United Methodist Church is once again serving as a host location for the Piqua area.

The theme is “Captivated: The Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road.” Moore will share Scripture to help guide women on their own journeys of faith.

Doors open at 9 a.m. for registration and light breakfast, and the event ends at 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a full day of music and worship, a catered lunch from Susie’s Big Dipper in Piqua, sessions led by Moore, and fellowship.

Purchase tickets at Grace United Methodist Church at 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua, or go to pgumc.com to register and select lunch order under “Current Events.” Mail-in registration and lunch orders can also be accessed through pgumc.com. Contact the church office for further information at (937) 773-8232.

Godwin to speak at FOG

COVINGTON — On Sunday, Oct. 1, Fields of Grace Worship Center in Covington will be hosting John Godwin at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. These services are for the public, but will also focus on honoring our first responder’s in the area.

Godwin is one of only two regular cast members of “Duck Dynasty” who is not part of the Robertson family. He will be speaking at all three services about his life before and during his career with “Duck Dynasty.” He will give autographs and take photos after each service.

Tickets are required for the services. Free tickets are available, but the number is limited.

For more information, contact Fields of Grace at (937) 573-4282 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

Coupon Club meets weekly

PIQUA — The St. James Coupon Club will meet every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua. Come, bring a friend, bring your coupons to work on, to share and trade, or just bring yourself if you are just getting started. For questions, call 773-1241.

Preschool enrollment open

FLETCHER — The Fletcher United Methodist Church is currently accepting applications for their 2017 fall preschool program. The program is for 3 and 4-year-old children.

For more information, contact Barb Thomas, director, at (937) 368-2470.

First Lutheran Church welcomes you! Please join us for worship on Sundays at 9:30 am. Our summer services are traditional with a blend of hymns and contemporary songs. The Children’s Message, given by Pastor Holst, informs the whole congregation. All are welcome.