In my last column, I mentioned the high level of activity of one of our Covington churches. This week, I’d like to begin by spotlighting another active place of worship in our village.
The Covington Christian Church is begins its third year hosting their Food for Children program. In two weeks, on Monday, June 5, children have the opportunity to come to the church at 115 N. Pearl St. for a delicious warm lunch, outside and faith-based activities, friendship, and fun. This program begins at 11:30 a.m. and is for children from age 2 up to 18. Children under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult, however.
Each week, a child will receive a warm meal at the church and a bag of grocery items to take home for the rest of the week. Only children who attend each week may receive the grocery bag. It is preferred that parents call the church at 473-3443 to pre-register, but onsite registration will also be available. This program serves the Covington school district only, so please bring proof of address, like a utility bill, in order to register for the program. Food For Children runs each Monday throughout the summer, concluding on Aug. 14. Funding for this program is generously provided by the Covington Community Chest, Covington Christian Church, and the donations of many generous Covington residents.
As mentioned in my last column, Mr. Paul Teutul Jr. will be in Covington at Fields of Grace Worship Center on Sunday, June 4. He will speak at both the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Paul’s visit is in conjunction with the church’s annual Bike Blessing and will be followed by a motorcycle ride. As promised two weeks ago, there is more information now available about the route the motorcyclists will follow.
After the bike blessing at approximately 12:15-12:30 p.m. at Fields of Grace, the bikers will head south on State Route 48 through Pleasant Hill, West Milton, Union, and Englewood. As 48 becomes North Main in Dayton, the riders will head east on Heathcliff Road, north on Meeker Road, east on Little York, and south on to Miller Lane. From there, the bikers will split up and find their own eating spots, if desired. As of press time, there were over 250 motorcyclists planning to be a part of this ride. For more information, contact Graham Furrow at 701-5216. It should be quite a sight to see!
The next visit to Covington by the Community Blood Center for a blood drive is upcoming on Monday, June 12. As usual, the blood drive runs from 3-7 p.m. at the Covington Eagles Hall, and appointments are encouraged. Visit donortime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE to schedule your appointment. Summer is typically more of a challenge to find suitable blood donors, with folks on vacation and busy with summer activities, so if you’re able, please plan to donate. Anyone who registers to donate up until Sept. 2 will be automatically entered to win an Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle. Also included with a donation registration is a “That’s How I Roll” blood donor t-shirt.
And for those planning ahead for delicious lunches this summer, the Covington Christian Church will again host their salad luncheons this year on the third Friday of the month, beginning on Friday, June 21. These will run through October with serving times from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
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