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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.

St. Teresa Catholic Church’s pet blessing

COVINGTON — St. Teresa Catholic Church, located at 6925 W. US. Rt. 36 in Covington, will be offering a Pet Blessing on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. in the shelter at the rear of the church. There will be a brief outdoor service and blessing of animals by Father Ron Haft.

People of all faiths may bring their pets. If you don’t have a pet, but your children have a favorite stuffed animal, they can bring it to be blessed.

St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Blessing of the Animals

PIQUA — On Sunday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church in Piqua will have a Blessing of the Animals service. We will meet in the grassy area next to the church, rain or shine.

This is often done on St. Francis of Assisi Day, which is Oct. 4. St. Francis’ life was marked by joy, peace, simplicity, humility, compassion and loving relationship; care for the poor; and kinship with the creatures of this world.

When we bring our pets and animals for a blessing, we acknowledge they are special to us and enrich our lives and thank God for their friendship, how they make us laugh or feel loved or help us in our work.

Bring your pets and invite your friends, family, and neighbors to bring their pets, too! If you can’t bring your pet, bring a picture!

St. John’s Lutheran Church is located at 248 Wood St. in Piqua.

Upper Miami Valley Weston A. Price Chapter

PIQUA — Piqua Nazarene Church, 400 S. Sunset Drive, will host the Upper Miami Valley Weston A. Price Chapter on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Wayne Feister. The topic for this month is influenza. Come and learn the traditional and non-traditional view of the transmission, prevention, and treatment of the disease.

We have a vendor’s market that begins at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

“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.