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God’s Table lunch

PIQUA — God’s Table, a community-free lunch, will be served Saturday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The lunch will be chicken pot pie, coleslaw, rolls, peaches and dessert. Every one is welcome.

Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 325 W. Ash St. and can be contacted at (937) 773-0564.

The Reverend Smoke leaving Trinity Episcopal Church

TROY — The Reverend Joan Smoke will celebrate her final Eucharist at Trinity Episcopal Church of Troy next Sunday, April 17. After more than two years of faithful service she will be answering a call to St John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford, Indiana, an area where she has long-term family ties.

The Rev. Smoke will be missed by more than her church family. She was a board member for the Family Abuse Shelter and a cast member for two productions in A Barn in the Park, as well as a Troy Noon Optimist. She graduated from Leadership Troy and was a willing and able volunteer in several community functions. She also enjoyed the miles of paved bicycle trails and kayaking in the Great Miami River.

Under her leadership, Trinity Church made important strategic decisions for the future, created a labyrinth, and is enjoying the revitalizing of youth groups and Bible studies. A potluck will be served after the 10:30 a.m. Service on April 17 for a time of thanksgiving for her ministry in Troy. The public is cordially invited.

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 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 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

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.

Victory Baptist Church is located at 1601 South St. and can be contacted at (937) 773-6469.

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!