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Covington Church to host salad luncheons

COVINGTON — The Women’s Fellowship of the Covington Christian Church will have their third salad luncheon for 2015 on Aug. 21.

Come and enjoy the large assortment of homemade salads, desserts, finger sandwiches, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Don’t forget 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, 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!

Springcreek Baptist Church 175th Anniversary service

PIQUA — Springcreek Baptist Church is celebrating the church’s 175th anniversary on Aug. 30, 2015 with special services during their 10:30 a.m. worship service. ABC Executive Minister Rev. Dr. Larry Swain will present the congregation with a certificate from the American Baptist Historical Society.

We are inviting all former members and anyone else that would like to learn more about our church to come and help us celebrate this milestone in our congregation’s history on Aug. 30, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 15333 E. Miami Shelby Rd., Piqua.

Fletcher UMC pre-school registration open

FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church is accepting registrations for their pre-school program (ages 3-5) for the 2015-2016 school year.

For additional information, contact the church office at (937) 368-2470.

Support for parents, caregivers

TROY — Special seminar and support groups will be offered at St. Patrick Parish starting Sept. 9.

The church offers GriefShare for those who have lost loved ones through death. Two sessions are offered on Wednesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center, 444 E. Water St., Troy.

These sessions are for patients, family and care givers. These support groups can be beneficial for those going through a tough time to help them feel they are not alone or their thoughts and feelings are not abnormal. Share with those dealing with the same situations and help each other through this time while learning ways to do it from the experts.

For more information, call Pat Smith at (937) 335-2833, Ext. 105, or

FBC 5k set for Sept. 12

TROY — First Baptist Church is holding its annual 5k race at 10 a.m. September 12 at the church, 53 S. Norwich Road, Troy.

This year, the church partnering with the Lincoln Community Center to donate each participant’s entire registration fee to the LCC After School All Stars Program in Troy.

For more information, contact the church at (937) 332-3602.

Chenoweth Trails retreat

GREENVILLE— A summer outing in the woods, vacation Bible school, campfire and s’mores, worship service in God’s great outdoors! The visions these words bring to mind will be part of the retreat at Chenoweth Trails the weekend of Aug. 29 and 30, planned by First Presbyterian Church.

“Getting Back on Track” is the theme of the weekend, designed to give participant a time to reflect, to have fellowship with others, a time free from the “merry-go-round” of everyday life. Hiking, fishing, swimming, corn hole, board games and cards, volleyball, kickball and Frisbee are a few of the possibilities for renewing the soul.

Vacation Bible School will be part of the weekend but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Yurts to provide sleeping along with hot showers brings a little civilization to this beautiful wooded area. Recreation vehicles may be used for overnight, but electricity and water hook up are not available. A primitive tent camping area is also available.

For more information about this outing, call the church office at (937) 548-3188. Chenoweth Trails is located at 6336 Hillgrove-Southern Rd. in Greenville.