Church hosts ‘Fill the Truck’
PIQUA — Upper Valley Community Church is hosting a “Fill the truck” to help with the current needs of the communities affected by the recent and upcoming hurricanes.
Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic damage across southeast Texas, and Irma is threatening to greatly impact Florida. Upper Valley Community Church, in partnership with local teens and Piqua Schools, wants to respond by filling a truck with the following supplies: disposable diapers (any brand or size), toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, 24-packs of water, soap, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes, and hairbrushes/combs.
Please bring all items to UVCC, 1400 Seidel Parkway in Piqua, by Sunday, Sept 17. The truck will be open to drop items off Monday through Saturday from 12-6 p.m.
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.
Covington Church to host salad luncheon
COVINGTON — It is once again time for the Covington Christian Church salad lunch on Sept. 15.
Come in and enjoy our large assortment of homemade salads, finger sandwiches, and desserts from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m in for the small donation of $6 drink included. Carry outs are available upon request. If you have a large group and want to reserve a table, call the church office (473-3443) by Sept. 13 to reserve. You will enjoy great food and fellowship, All are welcome! This is the fourth luncheon in our 2017 series ending in October.
Next month will be our last salad luncheon for 2017. We will also have our “Country Store” in October with homemade candies, baked goods and much much more! Remember reservations for our homemade apple dumplings are now being taken. A limited number are available. Call the church office to reserve! A few will be available for purchase at the luncheon in September. These are $3 each or 12 for $30.
The church is located at 115 N. Pearl Street in Covington, and is handicap accessible.
If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 473-3443. We look forward to seeing you!
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.
Historian to be guest speaker
COVINGTON — Dr. Marcus Miller will be the guest speaker at Covington Church of the Brethren, Sunday, Sept. 17.
Dr. Miller, who published “Roots By The River” – history of the Old German Baptist Church in Miami County – will relate the progression of the church from its beginning in Germany, to present day. The church today, while continuing to thrive, has seen many changes in its 300-year existence in this country, some resulting in the establishment of more progressive churches. One is the Church of the Brethren, which views it’s German Baptist heritage with honor, love and friendship.
All are welcome to this event. Come at any time. Worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. The carry-in meal begins at 12 Noon. Dr. Miller will speak around 1:30 p.m.
Covington Church of the Brethren is located at 101 N. Wall Street, Covington, OH. For more information please
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (937) 473-2415.
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.
Anshe Emeth to observe high holidays
PIQUA — Congregation Anshe Emeth, in Piqua, will be observing the high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with the following services.
Rosh Hashanah services will be Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. and Thursday morning, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m.
Kol Nidre services will be Friday evening, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m.
Yom Kippur services will be Saturday morning, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m., with afternoon and Yizkor services at 4:30 p.m. All services will be conducted by rabbinic intern Taylor Poslosky.
The synagogue is located at 320 Caldwell St. in Piqua. Please call (937) 623-1234 with questions, or see the website at www.ansheemeth.org.
Parishes sponsor program
PIQUA — St. Boniface and St. Mary parishes are sponsoring a seven week program entitled “Untold Blessing: Three Paths to Holiness.”
This DVD series from Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire media will be offered starting Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the St. Boniface Downing Street campus in two sessions 1-2:15 p.m. and 6:45-8 p.m.
No fee is required but participants are asked to register by calling the parish office 773-1327 or 773-1656.
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.