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Provided photo Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, will host the Soul’d Out Quartet at 6 p.m. Saturday March 25.

Provided photo Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, will host the Soul’d Out Quartet at 6 p.m. Saturday March 25.

St. Mary Parish holds Lenten Fish Fries

PIQUA — St. Mary Parish continues their weekly Lenten Fish Fries on Friday, March 24, from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Piqua Catholic School (503 W. North St).

The meal consists of all the fish (deep fried or baked) you can eat along with french fries or macaroni and cheese, cole slaw or applesauce, roll and coffee. Soft drinks and desserts are available for an additional charge.

Carry outs are also available. Special pricing is available for seniors and those 12 and under.

Quartet to perform

FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, will host the Soul’d Out Quartet at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 25.

Based in Georgetown, Soul’d Out Quartet is a full-time ministry touring multiple states each year. They have entertained many years on the Singing at Sea annual Southern Gospel cruise, performed on the main stage of the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., as well as the the Memphis Quartet Show. Their summer schedule includes county fairs and outdoor festivals, and for 2017, they have added a four-piece live band.

Fields of Grace presents ‘Hee Haw’

COVINGTON — On Sunday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. Fields of Grace Worship Center in Covington will be providing a very entertaining and funny evening that can be enjoyed by the whole family!

They will be presenting their own rendition of the television show “Hee Haw.”

The show is free but the church will be taking up a free will donation for Lily Pad Haven which is an organization that provides respite, housing, and protection for victims of human trafficking. This organization is non-profit and located in Charolotte, N.C.

There will be free child care provided by Covington High School band members. This will be for children 3 years old through the third grade.

Cookies, punch, and coffee will be provided before the performance.

Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. Come early to get your seats!

The church is located at 326 Troy Pike (State Route 41) in Covington.

For further questions, you can visit us at or look us up on Facebook. We can also be reached by calling 573-4282.

Lenten Parish Mission planned

PIQUA — St. Boniface/St. Mary Catholic Churches are hosting a Lenten Parish Mission featuring Fr. Ben Luedtke on Sunday, March 26, through Wednesday, March 29.

On Sunday, March 26, Fr. Ben will speak at 3 pm at St. Boniface Church on “Time and Eternity.”

Monday at 7 p.m. he will speak at St. Mary Church on “Forgiveness.”

At St. Boniface on Tuesday, he will speak at 7 p.m. on “The Holy Eucharist” and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary, he will speak on “the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Cross.”

All are welcome to attend. Contact the Parish offices 773-1327 or 773-1656 for questions.

Covington Community Easter Egg Hunt set at the park

COVINGTON — On April 8, Fields of Grace worship Center will be hosting the seventh annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. There will be over 25,000 eggs to hunt this year.Baskets and bikes are to be given away. New sizes and more bikes have been added to the drawings this year, and there will be something new for our babies this year.

The event will take place this year at the Covington Community Park at 1 p.m. for rain, shine, or snow. The hunt will begin promptly at 1:20 p.m., so come early to get in line.

The event is free and open to all children ages from newborns to 11-year-olds in all surrounding communities. Age groups will be divided for the hunt beginning with the youngest age group first. Only one parent will be allowed to enter with their child when designated except for the baby group in which two parents will be allowed.

Participants are asked to please bring something to collect their eggs in. We will once again be recycling the plastic eggs after the hunt is over.

The Easter Bunny will once again be available for pictures. This year he will have his own area for better picture availability.

Please park at Finfrock Construction and surrounding streets of of Main Street. The only entry into the park on the day of the hunt will be off of Main Street. There will be no parking at the park. Transportation will be provided down to the park for those who need it.

For further information please go to the church’s website or visit FOG on facebook. You can also contact the church at (937) 573-4282.

‘Egg-Venture’ planned

PIQUA —The Christian Life Center, located at 865 County Road 25-A, will be holding their “Egg-Venture,” an indoor Easter Adventure on Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m. This is for children, including newborns to children in the fourth grade. This event will include bounce houses, crafts, cotton candy, interactive stories, free hot dogs and drinks, door prizes, and age-specific egg hunts beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Contact CLC at (937) 426-0456 with questions.

Good Friday Worship Chorus forming

PIQUA — The annual Piqua Community Good Friday Service sponsored by the Piqua Association of Churches will be held at Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua on Friday, April 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. (come and go as schedules allow). Pastors from many churches will be sharing in the worship experience.

Once again a community chorus is being assembled to sing one anthem during the worship service. Men and women of all ages who love to sing are welcome to participate. A single rehearsal for the chorus will be held on Monday evening, April 10, at 7:15 p.m. at Greene Street UMC. Music to be sung is available from church choir directors/praise team leaders throughout the community or can be provided by phoning Marilyn Carey at 773-8149 or emailing to

Largest Easter egg hunt in county set

TIPP CITY — Families with children walking up to age 12 are invited to the largest Easter egg hunt in Miami County with more than 50,000 filled eggs, Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Ginghamsburg Church, 5769 S. Co. Rd. 25A, Tipp City.

Come and experience the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, through a live drama. Kids also enjoy crafts, games, petting zoo with chicks, donkeys and bunnies as well as a visit from the Easter bunny and snacks, hot chocolate and much more.

Registration for this fifth annual event begins at 9:30 a.m. the morning of the event with the first egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. Each hunt zone is broken down into four different age groups: walking-age 2, age 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Each hunt zone also includes prize eggs and golden eggs that are redeemable for large prize items. This is one hunt families won’t want to miss!

For more information about this event and other activities taking place at Ginghamsburg Church, visit the website— or follow

‘Easter Eggstravaganza’ set

PIQUA —Upper Valley Community Church, located at 1400 Seidel Pkwy., will be hosting their annual Easter Eggstravaganza on April 15 from 1-3pm.

The EasterJam sessions will be filled with 25 minutes of high-energy music, a blacklight performance, the Easter story, and door prizes. Following EasterJame, attendees will enjoy exclusive entrance to the Easter Egg Hunt. EasterJam will be held at the attendee’s registration assigned time of 1 or 2 p.m.

This event will also feature balloon scultpting, cookie decorating, costumed characters, crafts, a goldfish toss, hair streaking, a petting zoo, a photo booth, sand art, train rides, wagon rides, and more. There will be over 30 activity stations.

This is a free community event, and is open for children’s ages birth to 5 years and their families. You can pre-register at . Each child will receive an extra door prize ticket for pre-registering.

Provided photo Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, will host the Soul’d Out Quartet at 6 p.m. Saturday March 25. photo Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, will host the Soul’d Out Quartet at 6 p.m. Saturday March 25.