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Trunk or treat planned

PIQUA — Piqua Baptist Church will be hosting an activity called Trunk or Treat for the children and families of our community. The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 3-5 p.m.

The activity is for children from toddlers to sixth grade and their families. There will be cars decorated in various themes and numerous games for kids.

Candy will be handed out at each car the same as Beggar’s night on Oct. 31 at each house. There will be a drawing for various door prizes throughout the event. Trunk or Treat will be taking place in the back parking lot of the church. The church’s address is 1402 West High St. in Piqua.

Trunk or treat set at Fletcher UMC

FLETCHER — The Fletcher United Methodist Church will hold their annual “Trunk or Treat” event in the church parking lot on Tuesday, Oct. 31st from 6-8 p.m.

Fall Rummage and Bake Sale

PIQUA — A Fall Rummage and Bake Sale will be held at St John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood Street, on Friday, Nov.3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Piqua Association of Churches Prayer Breakfast

PIQUA — The Piqua Association of Churches will be holding a Prayer Breakfast on Nov. 4 at 8 A.M. at the Piqua Church of the Brethren, 525 Boal Ave. in Piqua.

The speaker for the breakfast will be retired minister Don Wagstaff.

While serving Piqua Church of the Brethren, Wagstaff was active in the Piqua Ministerial Association, which is no longer in existence. He has been a long time member of Piqua Association of Churches and served on Piqua Compassion Network Board.

He was moderator of Harris Creek Church of the Brethren and was their interim pastor for a time after his retirement from Piqua Church of the Brethren.

There is no cost to attend but donations will be accepted for PAC.

Please call Pastor Larry Lutz if you are able to bring a breakfast food item 937-272-7791.

Retirement Celebration at Pleasant Hill First Brethren Church

PLEASANT HILL — On Sunday, Nov. 5, Gene and DeAnn Oburn will be recognized for their many years of service in Brethren pastoral ministry.

Please plan to join us as we honor and thank them with memories, cards, letters, and other creative ways expressing our love. The day will begin with a special 10:30 a.m. worship celebration service followed by a carry-in dinner. Friends and family are all invited to share in this joyous event.

Pleasant Hill First Brethren Church is located at 210 North Church Street (one block west behind Indian’s Pizza), Pleasant Hill, OH 45359. To contact the church for more information or questions 937-676-2802 or

Noodles, apple dumplings offered

COVINGTON — The Covington Church of the Brethren’s fall fundraiser, featuring homemade chicken and noodles and apple dumplings, will be Saturday, Nov. 11. The church is located at the corner of Wall and Wright streets.

Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until all is sold out, which usually occurs around 5 p.m. The public is invited to come and eat in, or carry-out.

The noodles are prepared from a tried-and-true recipe first developed years ago as the church’s festival booth offering. Beverages will be available, and there will be ice cream cups.

The church is handicapped accessible from the Wall Street entrance and an elevator there goes to the lower level where the dining hall is located. The Wright Street entrance also leads directly to a stairway down to the dining hall.

For more information, email or call 473-2415.

Church bazaar planned

COVINGTON — St. Teresa Catholic Church, 6925 W. US Rt. 36, Covington, will be holding their annual church bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9-2:30 p.m.

There will be a quilt raffle with other prizes. Outside crafters and vendors will be present with many hand crafted items. There will also be homemade baked goods available.

Thanksgiving meal offered

COVINGTON — The Covington Eagles and Fields of Grace Worship Center will host a free Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the Covington Eagles Hall.

Those attending are asked to please enter through the Debra Street entrance to the hall.

The meal this year will consist of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade dressing, homemade noodles, green beans, dinner roll, pumpkin pie or Mrs. Wick’s sugar cream pie and drinks.

There will be take-outs available from 6-7 p.m. only. There will be a limit of two meals per adult. To pick up a take-out meal, please enter through the Debra Street entrance as well.

Home deliveries will be made to surrounding communities to individuals and their caretakers who are unable to attend the meal because of being homebound or being unable to drive. Meals can be reserved by calling Fields of Grace at (937) 573-4282, Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Thursday, Nov. 16. No calls will be taken the day of the meal.

Please bring a can or box of food for a local food bank.

For more information, contact Sherry Furrow at Fields of Grace or visit or Facebook.

Community Thanksgiving planned

PIQUA — The Piqua Association of Churches Community Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. hosted at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St. in Piqua.

A Community Choir will be participating in the service. Two rehearsals are scheduled for anyone who would like to sing in this choir for the Thanksgiving Service. Thursday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. The choir will be directed by Jim Oda and accompanied by Ken DeWeese.

If you know 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.