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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 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.

Basic Judaism classes

PIQUA — Curious about Judaism? Come and learn some basics in two brief sessions. Both sessions will be held at Congregation Anshe Emeth, 320 Caldwell St. in Piqua,, a Reform Jewish congregation formed in 1858. This is the second year for the classes, with new topics.

Session 1: Saturday, April 9, from 1-2:30 p.m., Jewish Ritual Objects 101

Like any religion, there are certain objects that Jews use as part of worship and tradition – from things seen on a daily basis to those that come out only at certain times. We will look at a variety of ritual objects, in a “show and tell” type fashion, with explanations of when, where, how and why various ritual items are used in Judaism throughout the year. Come indulge your senses and your mind with us!

Session 2: Saturday, May 7, from 1-2:30 p.m., the Jewish Way in Death and Mourning

Death and Life-after-Death are “big questions” that Jews, like everyone else, must wrestle with in terms of belief. In this class we’ll delve into a brief exploration of Jewish beliefs in regards to what happens after death coupled with how those beliefs inform Jewish practices surrounding death and mourning.

Both sessions are open to all who wish to learn with an open mind. You do not need to attend both sessions to participate. The goal is to share information, not impose beliefs. Questions and comments are welcome and will be answered as best they can! Both sessions will be taught by Student Rabbi, Tina Sobo. Tina has her Master’s in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, OH and will be a fully ordained Rabbi in May 2016.

There is no charge for the class, however, reservations would be appreciated to Eileen, (937) 623-1234 or

Fort Jefferson Church to host locally produced documentary series

FORT JEFFERSON — Fort Jefferson Church will be hosting a locally produced documentary series about World War II to commemorate veterans.

This video presentation is about a Covington family and their friends before, during, and after World War II. Through interviews and letters, you will experience life after the depression, the second world war, and the people known as the “greatest generation.” Learn why we must always remember our veterans and the sacrifices they make for our freedom.

Come to Fort Jefferson Church, 3856 Church Street in Ft. Jefferson on the following dates: April 16 at 6:30 p.m. for Part 1, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. for Part 2, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. for Part 3, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. for Part 4, and May 21 (Armed Forces Day) at 6:30 p.m. for Part 5.

Each showing will last two hours with questions and comments by producer afterwards.

PART 1, 1937-1940: Introduction to the Adams family and friends, farm life after the depression, joining the Navy

PART 2, 1940-1942: War in Europe, America’s neutrality, life in the Navy, Pearl Harbor attack

PART 3, 1942-1943: America at war, sinking of an aircraft carrier, joining the Army Air Corp, Radioman on an LST

PART 4, 1943-1945: The Normandy Invasion, behind enemy lines, war nerves, the homefront, Army Air Transport

PART 5, 1945 and after: War in the Pacific, flying the Hump, peace declared, life after war, remembering

Celebration of love revival at Victory Baptist Church

PIQUA — On behalf of the members of Victory Baptist Church, we would like to invite you to come join us as we celebrate the love of Jesus Christ during our upcoming revival. We will begin the celebration of love from April 17-20. Please come out and enjoy the fellowship and wonderful messages that will be presented by our guest speaker.

Our guest speaker will be the Reverend Dr. David Troutman. Dr. Troutman comes to us from Troutman, N.C. He and his wife have two children and three grandchildren.

Pastor David received his Associate Degree from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute. He is a graduated of Luter Rice Seminary, where he received his BA in Religion. He completed his Master of Divinity and Doctorate Degree from the North Carolina College of Theology.

Dr. Troutman has been the pastor of Fallstown Baptist Church since Aug. 2002. Prior to returning to Troutman, N.C., he served as the pastor of Freedom Baptist Church in Spruce Pine, N.C., for 14 years. He currently serves on the Board of the South Yadkin Baptist Association and is the co-founder of Psalm 121 Ministries.

Covington Church selling apple dumplings and Amish homemade noodles

COVINGTON — Do You Love Those Apple Dumplings and Amish Homemade Noodles? Those that we have made and served in Covington for many years?

Well….They Are Back!

Covington Church of the Brethren will be selling “Hot & Fresh” Apple Dumplings, Amish Homemade Noodles and more.

They will be selling them Saturday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at lower level of Covington Church of the Brethren, located at 101 N. Wall St. in Covington.

Eat in or carry out will be available.

Please mark your calendar and join us!