You’re Invited

Light up the park

FLETCHER — As part of their “Light Up the Park” summer series, the Fletcher United Methodist Church will hold an ice cream social at the Fletcher Park on Tuesday July 21st from 7-8:30 p.m. Come and enjoy ice cream, cookies, and brownies! In the event of rain, the event will be held at the church.

Worship Service with the Miami Shelby Melody Men Chorus

COVINGTON — Covington Church of the Brethren would like to extend an invitation to all to join us in our July 19 worship service starting at 9:30 a.m.

We have asked the Miami Shelby Melody Men Chorus to sing during the service. They are an all male a capella vocal singing group singing in the Barbershop style of music.

There will be a freewill offering taken to support the Covington Outreach Association (COA). The church is located at 101 N. Wall St., Covington.

For additional information please call the church office at 937-473-2415 or e-mail:

Covington Church to host salad luncheons

COVINGTON — It’s that time of year again! The Women’s Fellowship of the Covington Christian Church will again have their salad luncheons on the third Friday of each of the next 4 months.

If you haven’t enjoyed the large assortment of homemade salads, desserts, finger sandwiches, come and join us from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, July 17. Diners can enjoy our specialty, “Hot Chicken Salad” as well as other desserts, salads and a drink for a small donations of $6.00. Carry outs are available upon request.

The church is located at 115 N. Pearl Street in Covington and is air conditioned and handicap accessible. Come and enjoy food, fellowship and fun! We look forward to seeing you!

Please use the basement entrance in the alley on the north side of the church. We look forward to seeing you!

Christmas in July

PIQUA — The community is invited to a celebration of Christmas in July at St John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood Street, Piqua July 25-26.

Jim Oda and Jean Wilhelm will display part of their collections of crèches that date from the 18th Century to modern day. Some are from South America, Africa, and Europe and they vary in size from 1 inch to 3 feet in size.

Saturday, July 25 from 1-4 p.m., there will also be Christmas music, caroling, and refreshments.

Sunday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m., the worship service will include Christmas hymns and an anthem by the church choir directed by Jim Oda accompanied on the pipe organ by Ken DeWeese.

St John’s is celebrating the 100th anniversary of having a pipe organ. The original pipe organ was built by the Votteler Holtkamp Sparling Company of Cleveland and dedicated in June 1915 with half of the cost paid by the Carnegie Foundation. The pipe organ was rebuilt in the 1970’s by the Lima Pipe organ company. This year the congregation is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

For more information contact the church at (937) 773-3284.