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.
Fields of Grace accepting donations for Texas
COVINGTON — Beginning on Monday, Sept. 11, Fields of Grace Worship Center will provide a drop off site for anyone interested in donating to the victims of the recent hurricane in Texas. They will be accepting donations until Friday, Sept. 15. The hours for drop off are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot.
Items that have been requested by the rescue teams are as follows: bottled water, diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, Depends, Underwear (all sizes in packages), rubber gloves, mosquito repellant and plastic totes with lids. Only these items will be accepted.
Fields of Grace is partnering with Matthew 25 Ministries, which is located in Blue Ash, Ohio. The donated items will be transported to Houston to the Matthew 25 Rescue teams that are already working in the area. The items will be dispersed from a Walmart parking lot in Rockford, Texas to the hurricane victims.
Fields of Grace is located at 326 E. Troy Pike in Covington. For more information call the church at 937-573-4282.
Party, concert planned
FLETCHER — The Fletcher United Methodist Church invites you to join them for a Parking Lot Party and Concert on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 4-6 p.m.
Bring chairs and a covered dish to share.Hot dogs, drinks, and table service will be provided. Inflatables will be on site for the kids. Be sure to decorate you vehicle for your favorite football team.
Enjoy the music of NOTHIN LEFT, a high-energy Christian rock band from Lima.
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.