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St. Boniface Parish Oktoberfest

PIQUA — The members of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, will be celebrating the parish’s German Heritage at its annual Oktoberfest scheduled for Sept. 25-26.

Taking place on the parish grounds, 218 S. Downing, the Oktoberfest will feature a variety of German food, including a cabbage roll dinner, and American food as well as music, raffles, children’s rides, and games.

Oktoberfest hours are Friday, Sept. 25 from 5-11 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 26 from 2-11 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Liberty University’s Main Worship Team – “Sounds of Liberty”

PIQUA — Liberty University’s flagship praise and worship team will present a concert for all ages in the surrounding area. The Sounds of Liberty is coming from Lynchburg, Va. to Piqua Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 26 beginning at 7 p.m. for a one-hour concert. This is an outstanding opportunity to hear this group in person. This remarkable worship team performs nearly 100 concerts annually, ministering in some of America’s largest churches and organizational events.

The Sounds of Liberty is made up of 12 musicians and vocalists, in addition to their sound person. They are students at Liberty University who audition annually to become a part of the eight ministry teams sponsored by the university. This concert is free and co-sponsored by the Music Team at Piqua Baptist Church.

The address of Piqua Baptist Church is 1402 W. High St. Refreshments will be served after the concert in a “meet and greet” style. Parking is located at the rear of the church. A nursery will be available for the younger set. A second option to hear Sounds of Liberty is Sunday, Sept. 27, beginning at 10:45 a.m. during the weekly worship service. A love offering will be taken.

Dr. Charles Wilkins is senior pastor at Piqua Baptist Church, with Carrie McGonagle as youth pastor and responsible Family Ministries. You may contact the church office for additional information (937) 773-4583 or Cherie at (937) 526-5559.

Camp Meeting 2015

PIQUA — Trinity Church invites the public to their 2015 Camp Meeting at the church, located at 622 Gordon St., Piqua, from Sept. 24-27.

Services on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.

There will be special speakers and music during each service. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact us at (937) 570-8896.

Freedom Life Ministries presents “Tear the walls down”

PIQUA — Freedom Life Ministries will be holding an “open air” church service at Fountain Park at Hance Pavilion on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 10:30 a.m.

The service will feature gospel recording artists Ed and Deb Damphouse with special guest Chris Horne. The speaker will be Bishop Robert F. Hickman, pastor of Freedom Life Ministries. There will be a free meal following the service.

For questions, call (419) 306-5944.

Freedom Life Ministries is located at 9101 N. County Road 25-A in Piqua.

Muleskinner Band at Sidney Presbyterian Church

SIDNEY — The Muleskinner Band will perform Sunday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Sidney Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Miami Ave.

The event is free and open to the public.

Bill Purk, a Shelby County native, is the founding member of the group, which began in 1985. The group has recorded several CDs and will have them available at the concert. Focusing on bluegrass, classis country and gospel, the Muleskinner Band has entertained in a six-state area.

For information, call (937) 492-4597.

Shabbat services at Anshe Emeth

PIQUA — Congregation Anshe Emeth, in Piqua, will be observing Shabbat with services on Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Services will be conducted by rabbinic intern Tina Sobo. An oneg will follow.

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

Please see the website at or call (937) 623-1234 with questions.

“The 3C Club” at Covington Christian Church

COVINGTON — The Covington Christian Church (CCC) is excited to announce the beginning of a new kids club. Starting on Oct. 7, “The 3C Club” (Children Coming Together to Learn About Christ) will be held at the church every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. All children four years old through the sixth grade are invited to attend.

We will strive to “Build Christian Character” in our children through Bible stories, praise songs, games, crafts and fellowship, including yummy snacks.

If you want to have fun, spend time with your friends, learn about Jesus and how much he loves you, come to the Covington Christian Church, located at 115 N. Pearl St., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact the CCC office at (937) 473-3443, or email

Chicken potpie supper

CASSTOWN — Lostcreek United Church of Christ will hold its annual chicken potpie supper on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The meal consists of chicken potpie, mashed potatoes, choice of vegetable, salad, pie or cake, and drink. Suggested donation is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Carry outs will be available.

Proceeds from the supper will be used for local mission projects.

The church is located at 7007 Troy-Urbana Road, 2.5 miles east of Miami East High School. It is handicapped-accessible.