You’re Invited

Black History Month talk slated

PIQUA — “Who We Are Matters — Who We are in Doing the Right Thing,” will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 or 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 11 at Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church, 320 Park Ave., Piqua, in honor of Black History Month.

The talk will be a look into an epiphany that embodies the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and appeals on a “faith based” foundation for people of the “household of faith” to be likeminded and on one accord in recognition of the dignity, respect and honor that should be extended to all of God’s children.

To make a reservation for the free event, email Larry Hamilton at

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

PIQUA — St John’s Lutheran Church Youth, located at 248 Wood St. in Piqua, will serve an all you can eat pancake supper Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $ 5 for Adults and $ 2.50 for youth ages 3-11.

Carry out is $7. Call the church (937) 773-3284 for more information.

Ashes to Go

PIQUA — St John’s Lutheran Church, located 248 Wood St. in Piqua will offer two opportunities for the community to begin the 40 day Lenten journey.

On Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., you may drive or walk through the church parking lot to be marked in ash with the sign of the cross and be reminded of God’s ability to heal the brokenness in our lives. In the midst of life, we offer the opportunity to remember our faith to those whose schedules make it hard to stop and pray with others on a busy Wednesday.

There will also be an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:30 p.m. The community is invited. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Havey at the church (937) 773-3284.

Piqua Christian Church Welcomes New Minister

David Fishback began to serve as the new Preaching Minister at Piqua Christian Church in August of last year. The church, located at 3969 West State Route 185 offers Sunday School beginning at 9:30 a.m. and Morning Worship at 11 a.m.

Fishback, a graduate of Kentucky Christian University, has two decades of ministry experience having previously served in churches in Illinois and Northeastern Ohio. Pastor Fishback has been married to his wife Becky for 19 years, and they have two children, Caleb who is 14 and Brooke who is 13. Becky teaches fifth and sixth grade at Christian Academy School in Sidney and Caleb and Brooke both attend Piqua City Schools.

Fishback currently serves on Piqua’s Energy Board and the Zoning Appeals Committee.