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Congregation to observe Shabbat

PIQUA — Congregation Anshe Emeth, in Piqua, will be observing Shabbat with services on Friday, Nov. 17. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be conducted by rabbinic intern Taylor Poslosky.

The synagogue is located at 320 Caldwell St. in Piqua.

Please see the website or call 937-623-1234 with any questions.

St. Boniface to hold 21st Annual Quilt Raffle

PIQUA — Not one, but two quilts are featured in St. Boniface Church’s 21st Annual Quilt Raffle.

A “Wedding Ring” (80×85”), made by Marguerite Webb; donated by her daughter, Nancy Christian; and quilted by 15 members of St. Boniface/St. Mary Parishes and a “Pinwheel” (70×75”), made and donated by Donna Johnson.

The following members of the Piqua parishes helped with the quilting: Ann Bradl, Bonne Decknadel, Betty Elliott, Jo Gast, Rose Hemm, Donna Johnson, Pat Knab, Dolores Latham, Judy Meckstroth, Cindy Nelson, Janet Poling, Gloria Stonerock, Deb Tyler, Juanita Ventura, and Peg White. Michelle Patrizio added the binding, and Barb Meyer made the label.

Raffle tickets are $1.00/each or 6/$5.00. Raffle tickets may be purchased by sending donation to St. Boniface Parish, 310 S. Downing, Piqua, Ohio 45356. Please include name/phone number and write “quilt” on the envelope. The winning tickets will be drawn on Sunday, Nov. 19; winners need not be present to win. Visit to download raffle tickets; for additional info, send email to or call the parish office at 773-1656. Proceeds benefit the parish’s general fund.

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. The choir will be directed by Jim Oda and accompanied by Ken DeWeese.

Additional churches participating in the service include Westminster Presbyterian, St James Episcopal, Good Shepherd United Presbyterian, St Mary’s/St Boniface Catholic, Piqua Pentecostal, Our Savior Lutheran, St Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed, and Upper Valley Community Church.

Following the service there will a time for fellowship with light refreshments provided. All are welcome!

Turkey supper planned

FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church will host their annual Turkey Supper on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The meal includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, and an assortment of pies.

Freewill donations will be accepted with proceeds going to the Missions Project.

Carry out meals will be available.