Religion briefs

Ministries at TLC

TROY – True Life Community Church invites the public to Sunday worship service at 10 a.m.

Ludlow Falls Camps include Kid’s Alive! (June 23-24), Kid’s Kamp (June 24-29), and Journey Youth Camp (July 21-27).

TLC is handicapped accessible. The church is located at 56 Foss Way. Call (937) 332-0041 or visit for more information. Connect with the church on Facebook or YouTube.

FLC services

TROY — First Lutheran Church invites the community to a traditional Lutheran worship service at their new worship time on Sunday at 10 a.m.

FLC is handicapped accessible. For more information (937) 335-2323. For more information, visit or email

VBS at St. Paul’s Church in Piqua

“Live Free” Reading Program returns to Casstown Church

CASSTOWN — Casstown United Methodist Church will be offering its sixth annual reading and activity program again this summer for youth entering Kindergarten through sixth grade, thanks to the “Live Free” grant provided by the Miami Valley District of the United Methodist Church.

The program will be offered once a week for five weeks on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning on June 25 at the Casstown UMC, 102 Center Street in Casstown. “Live Free,” which highlights reading skill development led by college students and church members, also includes crafts, games, music and tips for healthy living. A tasty, healthy lunch and snack (following the Ohio Department of Education summer lunch program guidelines) is also included.

Plans are completed to have special presentations by Brukner Nature Center and a visit from the Troy Library Bookmobile.

Vacation Bible Schools set

MIAMI COUNTY — The following Vacation Bible School’s have been set:

• PIQUA — Victory Baptist Church’s Backyard Bible Club will be held every Saturday in June from 10 a.m. to noon. This is for children in grades three through six.

Victory Baptist Church is located at 1601 South St. in Piqua. For more information, call their office at (937) 773-6469.

• PIQUA — Registration is now being accepted for Vacation Bible School at St Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church for boys and girls ages four to 12 and their families on June 25, 26 and 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This “Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World” free program will feature well-loved Bible stories, crafts, songs, games, snacks and visits from some very special people from Piqua’s fire and police departments.

Older youth and adults are invited to stay for the evening for fellowship and Bible study.

Register children for the program at

St. Paul’s Church is located at 500 N. Downing Street in downtown Piqua and is handicap accessible.

• FLETCHER — VBS at Fletcher United Methodist Church is July 9-11, 6-8pm. Call the church at 937-368-2470 to register.

Rummage sale planned

TROY — Trinity Episcopal Church will have a Rummage Sale on June 29 beginning at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The sale will be held in Trinity’s Parish Hall located at 60 So. Dorset Rd., Troy.

Proceeds from the sale will be donated to The Torrence Medical Fund. The Torrence Fund is partnered with Health Partners, The Miami County Dental Clinic, and Partners in Hope with the shared concept that encourages recipients to reclaim charge of the own lives. The Torrence Fund provides financial assistant to meet a legitimate but unaffordable medical need to those in the community in conjunction with critical life skill counseling.

Annual mission rummage sale announced

PIQUA — The sixth annual rummage sale, sponsored by the Mission Committee at St. Boniface and St. Mary Parishes, will be held on July 13 and July 14 in the Caserta Activities Center, 218 S. Downing, Piqua. Sale hours are Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds from the rummage sale benefit the parishes’ missionaries in Chile and Guatemala and their twinning project in Dominica. A variety of household items, toys, holiday decorations, and more will be for sale. There will be home-baked goods, a food-stand, a purse/scarf/jewelry boutique, and complimentary religious items, too.

Donations are still being accepted for the rummage sale. Anyone wishing to make a donation may drop off items at Piqua Store N’ Lock, 450 Garbry Road, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the Caserta Activities Center on Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12. To arrange donation pick-up or for additional information, contact Don Stonerock, 773-2400.