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Community Thanksgiving Service to be held

PIQUA — The Piqua Association of Churches Community Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m., hosted at St John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood Street, Piqua.

A Community Choir will be participating in the service. There are two rehearsals scheduled for anyone who would like to sing in this choir for the Thanksgiving Service. Thursday, Nov. 10 and Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The choir will be directed by Jim Oda and accompanied by Ken DeWeese. If you know of anyone who might be interested in participating in the choir, please share this information with them.

For more information, contact St John’s Lutheran Church 773-3284 and leave a message.

Noodles ‘N apple dumplings return

COVINGTON — The Covington Church of the Brethren, corner of Wall and Wright streets in Covington, is gearing up for our Fall Fundraiser, featuring our famous festival chicken and noodles and those mouth-watering apple dumplings. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 12. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue through the afternoon, until 6 p.m. or earlier (we were sold out by 5 p.m. at our Spring Fundraiser).

Diners can come and eat their selections in our dining hall, or carry them out — or both!

We’ll also have soft drinks, hot chocolate, coffee and bottled water available, plus ice cream to go along with or on top of the apple dumplings.

The church can be entered at the Wall Street door, which accesses the elevator to the dining room on the lower level, or at the Wright Street door, which leads down a stairway directly to the dining hall. Wheelchair diners will find easy passage from the sidewalk to the elevator to the lower level.

Christmas Bazaar coming

COVINGTON — St. Teresa, located at 6925 W. US. Rt. 36, Covington, will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be vendors, baked goods, a massage therapist, and a raffle. Many unique hand-crafted items will be on display.

Third Annual St. Boniface Cabbage Roll and Heritage Bread Sale is here

PIQUA — The Piqua Heritage Festival may be history and Oktoberfest will not be back until next fall, but your favorite breads and cabbage rolls are still available. St. Boniface Parish, Piqua, is taking orders through Nov. 14 for its Oktoberfest Cabbage Rolls and Heritage Breads. The home-made, pork cabbage rolls, which are oven/freezer ready, can be purchased at $2.50 each or a pan of 12 for $27; both include a sauerkraut/tomato mixture.

Twenty-plus different breads made from the parish’s Heritage Festival Bread Booth recipes are available, too To obtain an order form, place an order, or for more info email, go to, or contact the parish office, located at 310 S. Downing, at (937) 773-1656.

Order Pick-Up is Saturday, Nov. 19 (noon to 6:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 20 (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) at the Caserta Activity Center, 218 S. Downing. Proceeds from the sale benefit the parish’s Family Life Group.

Holiday Bazaar to be held

GREENVILLE — St. Mary’s (Greenville) Rosary Altar Society will hold their 44th annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 12 – 13, Sat. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. to noon.

Cinnamon rolls baked fresh each day, religious items, baked goods, craft items, silent auction, lunch stand Saturday. No outside vendors.

Raffle items include “Elf-The Musical” tickets, Fitbit, $100 Winner’s Meat, Stainless Flatware, and Gift certificate tree. For info or raffle tickets, contact: 937-548-1616.

Location is at St. Mary’s School, 238 West Third Street, Greenville.

‘Pumpkin chuckin’ planned

COVINGTON — St. Teresa Church, located at 6925 West U.S. Route 36 in Covington, will be holding a ‘Pumpkin Chuckin’ on Nov. 20 between 2-5 p.m.

Bring your own pumpkin. We load, and you pull the trigger. A trebuchet really makes these orange orbs fly. Donations will be gleefully accepted. Pumpkins will be availabe for a donation.

This event will also feature food, hot cider, face painting, and music.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be held

COVINGTON — The Covington Ministerial Association and area churches invite you to the Covington Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Service on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Dinner will be served, free of charge between 5-6:30 pm. The service is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will include music from the combined church choir and Covington Christian Church Praise and Worship Team.

Please plan to attend this free community event to be held at Covington Christian Church, 115 N. Pearl Street. Dinner will be provided, free of charge, by the following: Covington Christian Church, Covington Church of the Brethren, Covington Presbyterian, Friedens Lutheran Church, Friendship Grace Brethren, Old German Baptist – New Conference, St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Teresa’s Catholic Church and Stillwater Community Church.

Craft bazaar, bake sale planned

PIQUA — Madison Avenue First Church of God, 922 Madison Ave., will hold their first-ever craft bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the church. A wide variety of crafts and baked goods will be offered.

Lunch also will be available for purchase, and will consist of hot dogs, sloppy joes, soup (chicken noodle or cheddar potato), chips, pop and water.

Free concert offered

PIQUA — St. Paul’s Church, located at 500 N. Downing Street, will be hosting a free concert on Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. Full Sound Chamber Group, featuring father and daughter vocalists Adam and Audrey Jacomet along with organist Jane Ann Vest, will be performing.

Good Will offering will be requested with all proceeds going to the Full Sound Music Group.