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Church sale

PIQUA — Come help us empty out 125 years of closets at Congregational Christian United Church of Christ, to get ready for a new phase of our ministry! Artwork, kitchen items, decorations, and more will be available to look through.

Congregational Christian United Church of Christ is located at 419 Broadway Street. The sale will be on June 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. No early birds.

Help us prepare to help the community!

Light Up The Park

FLETCHER — On Tuesday June 16, the Fletcher United Methodist Church youth group will host “Light Up the Park” night from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fletcher Community Park.

The free meal will include walking tacos, chips, cookies, and drinks. Be sure to come out and join the fun and entertainment which includes line dancing.

VBS at Fletcher United Methodist Church

FLETCHER — The Fletcher United Methodist Church proudly presents VBS 2015 “MESSAGE RECEIVED” on July 12-14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The program is open to children ages 5 through fifth grade. We hope to see everyone come out for 3 nights of fun, games, snacks, singing, and much more!

Fletcher United Methodist Church is located at 205 S Walnut St. in Fletcher and can be contacted at(937) 368-2470.

VBS at Pleasant Hill First Brethren Church

PLEASANT HILL — Plan to send your children to “International Spy Academy” at Pleasant Hill First Brethren Church. Here they will learn to be agents of the One True God on June 15-19 from 9 11:45 a.m. each day.

The week will be filled with Bible-learning experiences, games, songs, a snack, as well as other exciting activities.

The program is for those age three (potty-trained) through eighth grade.

On Monday, please arrive at 8:45 a.m. so your child can register.

First Brethren Church is located at 210 North Church Street, 1 block behind Indians Pizza on Walnut Street in Pleasant Hill. For more information or to pre-register, call (937) 676-2802 Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or email

VBS at Madison Avenue First Church of God

PIQUA — Join us for vacation bible school at Madison Avenue First Church of God, located at 922 Madison Avenue in Piqua, on June 15 through June 19. The hours will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Theme this year is “Son Spark Power Labs.” We’re going to have science experiments, games, refreshments, Bible stories, and crafts. It’s going to be lots of fun.

Attendees can register when they arrive. They need to have an adult with them for registration.

Madison Avenue First Church of God can be contacted at (937) 773-2417.

Covington Community Vacation Bible School

COVINGTON — The Covington Community Vacation Bible School this year is titled “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.” It will be held from June 22-26, at the Covington Church of the Brethren.

The Vacation Bible School will start at 9 a.m and end at noon each day. There will be a picnic and program to finish off the VBS week on Friday evening.

If interested in helping or volunteering, please contact Kate Shaffer at (937) 214-0518 or Rachel Larson at (937) 418-7051.The Covington Church of the Brethren is located at 101 N. Wall St.

Please contact Kate or Rachel for more information or to sign up your children or grandchildren. They have no doubt that this year’s Bible school will be “mountains of fun!”

Father’s Day worship services set

MIAMI COUNTY — Bethel and Casstown United Methodist Churches are pleased to invite all to attend worship services on Father’s Day, June 21, and enjoy the talents of the Light Readers. They will be leading worship with their inspirational skits and singing. It is always a pleasure to have them visit. Services will be held at 9 a.m. at Bethel UMC, 2505 E. Loy Road, Piqua, and at 10:45 a.m. at Casstown UMC, 102 Center St., Casstown.

Annual Mission Rummage Sale

PIQUA — The annual rummage sale, sponsored by the Mission Committee at St. Boniface and St. Mary Parishes, will be held on July 11 and 12 in the Caserta Center, 218 S. Downing, Piqua. Sale hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 7:45 a.m. to noon.

Proceeds from the rummage sale benefit the parishes’ missionaries in Chile and Guatemala and their twinning project in Dominica. A variety of household items, toys, Christmas decorations, and more will be for sale. There will be home baked goods, a food stand, and complimentary religious items, too.

Donations are still being accepted. Anyone wishing to make a donation may drop their items off at the St. Boniface Parish garage Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call Don Stonerock at (937) 773-2400 to arrange pick-up.