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Covington Church to host salad luncheons

COVINGTON — Once again, it is time for the first salad luncheon of 2016 sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship of the Covington Christian Church. The first luncheon will be held in the basement of the church on June 17. Please use the basement entrance in the alley on the north side of the church.

Come and enjoy our large assortment of homemade salads, desserts, finger sandwiches, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the small donation of $6. Have you tried our specialty, “Hot Chicken Salad”? Carry outs are available upon request. Enjoy food, fellowship and fun in an air conditioned atmosphere.

The church is located at 115 N. Pearl Street in Covington, and is handicap accessible. Come and enjoy food, fellowship and fun!

Remember these luncheons will be held on the third Friday of each month through October 2016. Come and join us!

Vacation Bible schools set

• PIQUA — People can now sign their children up for Vacation Bible School at St. James Episcopal Church between now and June 17, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. The Vacation Bible School will be held June 28, 29, and 30, from 6-7:30 p.m.

St. James Episcopal Church can be contacted at (937) 773-1241 for more details.

• PIQUA — The Madison Avenue First Church of God, 922 Madison Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. June 13-17. The theme is “Barnyard Roundup,” and registration begins at 5:30 p.m. on June 13. For more information, call (937) 451-1288.

• PIQUA — Grace United Methodist Church, located at 9411 N. County Road 25-A in Piqua, will be holding their VBS “Walk This Way” on Monday, June 13, through Thursday, June 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Children who have completed grades K-6 will go on the greatest adventure of all time. We hit the road with Paul and ask the same questions he asked and make some incredible discoveries along the way. There will be games crafts and snacks as well. Get ready to Walk This Way. For more information contact the church (937) 773-8232 Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• PLEASANT HILL — Lifeway’s “Journey off the Map” Vacation Bible School will be held at Pleasant Hill First Brethren Church, 210 N. Church St., from 9 a.m. to noon June 13-17.

On June 13, please arrive at 8:45 to register your child. The program is for those age 3 (potty-trained) thru grade 8. The week will be filled with Bible-learning experiences, games, songs, a snack, as well as other activities.

To pre-register, call (937) 676-2802 between 9 a.m. and noon Tuesday through Friday or visit

• COVINGTON — The Covington Community Vacation Bible School will be held next week June 20-24 at Covington Church of the Brethren. 101 N. Wall Street, Covington. The theme this year is: “Deep Sea Discovery” God Is with Me Wherever I go! It is for children in third through sixth grade.

It will be held 9a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Monday registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

On Friday evening for the children’s families, grandparents, and friends, we will have a “picnic meal” at 5:30 p.m. in the basement of the church, the children’s program will follow.

2016 “Remain Loyal to Jehovah!” Convention

DAYTON — Jehovah’s Witnesses will soon hold their annual regional conventions at the Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University. They extend an open invitation for all to attend. The theme of this year’s program is “Remain Loyal to Jehovah!”

The three-day program will feature 49 presentations, each exploring the theme “loyalty.” Additionally, the Witnesses have prepared 35 video segments specifically for the program plus two short films that will be shown on Saturday and Sunday. Each day, the morning and afternoon sessions will be introduced by music videos recorded for the convention.

Jehovah’s Witnesses invite people of all ages to attend. The first of four three-day events to be held in Dayton will begin Friday, June 17, 2016, at 9:20 a.m. There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations. For more information about Jehovah’s Witnesses and the 2016 Conventions, visit:

Casstown Church offers annual reading program for youth

CASSTOWN — Casstown United Methodist Church will be offering its annual reading program again this summer for youth entering kindergarten through sixth grade thanks to the “Live Free” grant provided by the Miami Valley District of the United Methodist Church.

The summer program, which highlights reading skill development lead by college students and church members, will also include crafts, games, music and tips for healthy living. A tasty, healthy lunch and an afternoon snack will also be included.

The program will be offered once a week for six weeks on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning on June 21 at the Casstown UMC, 102 Center Street in Casstown.

For more information or to register call Pastor Maggie Sykes at 937-339-4828 or visit to download the registration form from the Children’s Ministry page.