You’re Invited

Covington Church to host salad luncheons

COVINGTON — It’s once again time for the Women’s Fellowship of the Covington Christian Church, salad luncheon on Friday, Aug. 19. This is our third luncheon for 2016.

Come and enjoy our large assortment of homemade salads, desserts, finger sandwiches, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in an air-conditioned atmosphere for the small donation of $6.00. Have you tried our famous Hot Chicken Salad? Carry outs are available upon request.

Come, have good food and fellowship! All are welcome!

The church is located at 115 N. Pearl Street in Covington, and is handicap accessible.

The next salad luncheon will be Sept. 16. Remember these luncheons will be held on the third Friday of each month through October. Come and join us!

Church fair planned

PIQUA — The Piqua Association of Churches (PAC) will be holding their annual church fair at the Miami Valley Centre Mall, 987 E. Ash St., on Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20, during mall hours.

The church fair gives churches from all over Piqua and the surrounding area the opportunity to come together in one place and showcase their churches and what they are all about. Each participating church will have booths lined up down the mall from end to end, with many churches handing out information, as well as free crafts, games, and food.

The food court will feature worship singers and bands from the churches. Many of the songs will range from hymns to contemporary praise music. There will also be music performed with sign language at various times.

City-wide revival

PIQUA — The Piqua Association of Churches (PAC) will be hosting a city wide revival service on Friday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Transformed Life Church, 421 Wood Street Piqua. The speaker for Friday will be Gary Wagner from the Piqua Pentecostal Church and on Saturday Larry Lutz from the Church of the Brethren.

This is an event PAC would love to see all churches involved in and supporting. This event is about reaching all people for Christ. It is not about any denomination or any one church. It is about Jesus and his love and sacrifice on the cross on our behalf. PAC hopes that many will be reached for Christ and that they will find a church home in a church of their choosing. PAC’s desire is to see people come to Christ at the revival and that they will then find a church they can worship in.

PAC recognizes that there are many different churches and they are all close to folks that have no church home at the present time. PAC encourage churches and their members to invite their friends, neighbors, and families to the revival and PAC hopes that they will follow through with those they invite afterwards and encourage them to go to church and become an active part of the faith community.

This world, this county, and this city need a revival that uplifts the name of Jesus and introduces many to his saving grace. You are an important part in this work of God. PAC would like to see the revival supported and lives changed for the better. PAC hopes to see you there.

Adult Faith Formation Commission pilgrimage

PIQUA — As part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy — Dec. 8, 2015 through Nov. 20, 2016, called by Pope Francis — St. Boniface/St. Mary Parishes Adult Faith Formation Commission has organized three pilgrimages to designated sites in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Each site has a designated “Holy Door of Mercy.”

The tradition of pilgrimages date back to early times for many different religions. A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person’s beliefs and faith. For the early Christians, pilgrimages were made to the Holy Land or to a site associated with early saints and martyrs.

The third and final pilgrimage will be the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati on Sunday, Aug. 21. Each pilgrimage will start from St. Mary Catholic Church 528 Broadway, at 1 p.m. All are invited to carpool with fellow pilgrims or to meet at the site. For further information or questions, call the parish offices (937) 773-1327 or (937) 773-1656.

Living Proof Simulcast

PIQUA — On Sept. 17, LifeWay Christian Resources is slated to simulcast well-known Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore live from Chicago. Grace United Methodist church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua, is serving as a host location for the area.

The Living Proof Simulcast, sponsored by Nashville-based publishing company LifeWay Christian Resources, will feature Moore’s dynamic storytelling and passionate Bible teaching.

The event, which is now in its 18th year, both challenges and encourages women to grow deeply in their faith. Join over 150,000 women around the world for this live, global, Internet-streaming event. The simulcast gives us a front-row seat to one-of-a-kind Bible teaching and life-changing worship.

Moore has authored dozens of published Bible studies, books, and devotionals specifically for women for nearly two decades. Her latest LifeWay-published releases are Audacious (October 2015) and Children of the Day (May 2014). Moore’s organization, Living Proof Ministries, is based out of Houston.

Dove-award winning musical artist Travis Cottrell, who also serves as worship pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn., is slated to lead worship for the event.

The Living Proof Simulcast kicks off on Saturday, Sept 17, at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Tickets are only $10, covering one full day of music and worship, afternoon refreshments and a catered lunch provided by Susie’s Big Dipper in Piqua. Tickets can be purchased from Susie’s Big Dipper or Grace United Methodist in Piqua.

St. Boniface Oktoberfest

PIQUA — In celebration of its German Heritage, St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, will hold its annual Oktoberfest on Sept. 23-24.

Taking place on the parish grounds, 218 S. Downing, the Oktoberfest will feature a variety of German — including a Cabbage Roll Dinner — and American foods and beverages, music, raffles, carnival rides, and games.

Oktoberfest hours are Friday, Sept. 23, from 5-11 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 24, from 2-11 p.m. The public is invited to attend.