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Life of Jesus Reenactment today

PIQUA — Today — Holy Thursday — at 1 p.m. at St. Boniface Church in Piqua, teens from St. Boniface and St. Mary Church will present a Reenactment of the Life, Passion, and Death of Jesus. The Reenactment will last about 90 minutes.

On Good Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Church, the Reenactment will also be presented with a time for the Veneration of the Cross and for Holy Communion included. All members of the Piqua community are invited to join us in honoring Jesus’ great love for all people in this moving presentation.

Teen participants are: AJ Newsom, Aldo Barrera, Nate Uhlenbrock, Eli Baker, Evan Trevino, Hailey Packard, Ian LaChey, Jenna Zimmerman, Jordan Karn, Julie Karn, Kai Drees, Kaitlin Swallow, Kameron Lee, Kirstyn Lee, Madi Guillozet, Mason Darner, Meredith Karn, Micah Karn, Wyatt Long, Zak Uhlenbrock, and Taylor O’Leary as Jesus.

Piqua Community Good Friday Service

PIQUA — The Piqua Community Good Friday Service, sponsored by the Piqua Association of Churches, will be held on Friday, March 25, 2016 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, 500 N. Downing Street in downtown Piqua.

Pastors from many Piqua churches will be presenting short messages following the topic, “Six Attitudes of the Heart.” Following scriptural readings from the book of Matthew, topics will focus on “The Nails” by Rev. Fr. Tom Bolte of St. Mary-St. Boniface Catholic Church; “The Silver Coins” by Rev. Michael Gross of Trinity Church; “Peter’s Sword” by Rev. Dr. Keith Gebhart of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church; “Pilate’s Basin of Water” by Rev. Kenneth Stewart of Greene Street United Methodist Church; “The Crown of Thorns” by Rev. David Fishback of Piqua Christian Church with the conclusion focusing on “The Cross of Our Lord.”

A community choir directed by Carol Palmer with singers from many Piqua churches will sing during the worship service and special musical numbers will be performed by the Combined Handbell Choirs of St. Boniface and St. Mary Church, vocal soloists Jason Townsend and Fred Lee and trumpeter Jon Millhouse. Congregational hymns will be led by members of the St. Paul’s chancel choir under the leadership of Marilyn Carey, Jane Ann Vest will serve as organist and scriptures will be read by lay readers including Nancy Schelle, Michael Yannucci, Lori Heiser, Barbara Hartzell, Peggy Moorman and others. Pastor Michael Gross of Trinity Church and Vice-President of the Piqua Association of Churches will provide closing thoughts.

The public is encouraged to attend — come on your lunch hour — and feel free to “come and go” to fit your schedule. The church is handicapped-accessible (elevator is off the front Downing Street entrance). This promises to be a very powerful and impacting service of worship, made stronger by community participation.

Pleasant Hill Community Easter Sunrise Service

PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held on Sunday, March 27 at 7:30 a.m. at the First Brethren Church located at 210 North Church Street (one block behind Indians Pizza).

Pastor John Weaver of the Brethren in Christ Church will bring the message. A breakfast will follow the service.

Renew Your Spirit at First Brethren Church

PLEASANT HILL — Spring is the time of year when the earth comes alive with new growth and new life. At First Brethren Church we’re celebrating new life this Easter – not just Spring’s green – but an intentional abundant life that comes from knowing God and His Son Jesus, who came back to life that first Easter. “I have come that you might have life – life to the fullest,” Jesus said. Come join us Easter Sunday, March 27, and renew your spirit!

Celebrate Easter with us, March 27:

• 7:30 a.m. Community Sunrise Service followed by a Breakfast

• 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Donuts, Coffee & Juice)

• 9:30 a.m. Community Time with small groups for all ages

• 10:30 a.m. Worship Celebration

First Brethren Church is located at 210 N. Church St., Pleasant Hill, and can be contacted at (937) 676-2802 and at

Positive Parenting Classes

PIQUA — Snyder Road Church of God will be hosting Positive Parenting Classes, lead by Louise Burgess, LSW. They will take place Wednesday evenings on April 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6-8 p.m.

The classes will include a free dinner for the entire family along with the Positive Parenting Class for adults and a Bible lesson, games, music, and crafts for kids.

Those interested in taking part can register for these classes and sign up for dinner by contacting Sara Keeran at (937) 631-6069.

Snyder Road Church of God is located at 636 E. Snyder Road in Piqua.