December events planned
FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church is featuring the following December events:
• Christmas Eve Services on Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
• Christmas Morning Service on Sunday, Dec. 25, as a combined worship service at 9:30 a.m.
Candlelight Christmas Eve service planned
PLEASANT HILL — First Brethren Church, located at 210 N. Church Street in Pleasant Hill, invites you to their Annual Candlelight Christmas Eve service on Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7:15 p.m. Join us for a night filled with music, drama, and the Good News of our Savior’s birth!
Open service and free meal offered
PIQUA — Greene Street United Methodist Church, located at 415 W. Greene St., is offering worship at 10:30 a.m. on Christmas, Dec. 25, and a free lunch immediately following the service.
Program teaches money management
COVINGTON — Attend the More Than Money Matters® educational series, created by Thrivent Financial. Hosted by Mark Reedy and Spencer Peltier, this five-part interactive money management program provides easy-to-use tools and information to help you manage your money and work toward your goals by.
The free program will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday evenings, Jan. 2 through Jan. 30, at Fields of Grace Worship Center, 326 E. Troy Pike, Covington. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and childcare will be provided.
There will also be a session where a Thrivent Financial representative will be available to answer any questions.
To register, call Vanessa Tipps at (937) 573-4282.
African Children’s Choir to perform
PIQUA — The African Children’s Choir will perform at Piqua Baptist Church, located at 1402 W. High St. in Piqua, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m.
The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites.
Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.
Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children’s Choir) works in seven African countries such as, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education.
The African Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!
No tickets, donations welcome.
For more information, Piqua Baptist Church can be contacted at (937) 773-4583. More information about the African Children’s Choir can be found on their website at www.africanchildrenschoir.com