Religion briefs

Garage sale set

TIPP CITY — The Covenant at Sugar Grove, 7875 S. Kessler-Frederick Road, Tipp City, will hold a garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 and Friday, Aug. 2 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.

Funds raised will go to help the ministry of Operation Rebirth.

First Lutheran Church services

TROY — First Lutheran Church invites the community to a traditional Lutheran worship service with Holy Communion on Sunday at 10 a.m. Pastor Heidi Holst will preach the sermon: “Alive Through Christ “

FLC’s Children’s Clothing Ministry is open and available for distribution on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring Driver’s License. AA Men’s Group gathers Saturdays at 10 a.m.

FLC is located at 2899 West Main Street in Troy near Washington Road and is handicapped accessible. For more information call (937) 335-2323, visit, or email

Summer Savior series ongoing

TROY – True Life Community Church invites the public to Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Lead Pastor Chris Daum will present the August sermon series: Taken. This series will prepare you and equip you for that moment when you are taken.

Wednesday, Aug. 7, is children’s paint night from 6-8 p.m. at TLC.

Sunday, Aug. 18, is the TLC family picnic from 4 p.m. at Ludlow Falls Campground.

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.

Share A Meal set

TROY — Join First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 3 for the monthly Share-A-Meal. The menu is ham, potatoes, green beans, corn bread, dessert and beverages. Carry-outs will be available at 12:30 p.m., as quantities last. This program is free to anyone in need of a warm nourishing meal and some fellowship. Use the Canal Street entrance, which is handicapped accessible.

Back to School Bash set

PIQUA — Join the Transformed Life Church’s annual Back to School Bash on Aug. 3 from 1-3 p.m. There will be free school supplies, games, a bounce house, face-painting, three on three basketball, a cake walk, live music, food, and more.

Pre-register for school supplies at (937) 773-4004.

Transformed Life Church is located at 421 Wood Street in Piqua.

Covington Christian Church to host Salad Luncheon

COVINGTON — Come and enjoy a delicious lunch with Covington Christian Church, Friday, August 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at 115 N Pearl St and is handicapped accessible. Please use the alley basement entrance.

Enjoy a large assortment of homemade salads, finger sandwiches, bread and desserts from their normal items. Several new items have been added such as Chinese Chicken Salad and their Big Mac green salad. Come early to get the best selection. They look forward to serving you and to fellowship with you. Servers will be available if extra assistance is needed.

Their apple dumplings are also back, and the church is taking orders now. Call the church office to reserve some. If you have any questions, contact the church office at 937-473-3443.

VBS offered

LUDLOW FALLS — Vacation Bible School will be offered from 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5-9 at Grace Baptist Church, 2500 State Route 48, Ludlow Falls.

The theme is “Giddy-Up Junction,” and is offered for students age 4 through sixth grade.

Call or text (330) 275-0733 if you need a ride.

Loss of a Spouse seminar offered

TROY — St Patrick GriefShare Team will be offering this encouraging seminar on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m.

Your life has changed forever. The daily emotions and challenges can seem too hard to bear. Come find help at a Loss of a Spouse seminar. You’ll hear practical advice from others who’ve been there, what to expect in your grief, how to cope with life without your spouse, and why it won’t always hurt this much.

All are welcome to come to this seminar with their GriefShare team, located in St. Patrick Parish Center, upstairs in Room 3, at 444 East Water St. in Troy.

Registration is not necessary.

Sessions will resume Sept. 11.

Questions contact Pat Smith at the Parish Office 937-335-2833 ext 105 or

Preschool openings

FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church Preschool has enrollment openings for the 2019-2020 school year. For information call the church office at (937) 368-2470. Their hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Free homecoming dresses available

FLETCHER — Hope Closet at Fletcher United Methodist Church will be giving free homecoming dresses on Sept. 7 and Sept. 21. To schedule an appointment, call the church office (937) 368-2470. Their hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.