Homemade ice cream at Laura
LAURA — Laura Christian Church invites the community to attend its late summer ice cream social from 4-7 p.m. today.
There will be six flavors of homemade ice cream - vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, peanut butter, lemon and pineapple. Sloppy joes, hot dogs, coney dogs, pies, cake, lemonade and coffee will also be available for purchase. Attendees can eat in or carry out.
The church is located at 1 S. Main St., Laura. Proceeds benefit the Laura Christian Deacons’ Fund, which assists local families in need.
St. Teresa holds festival
COVINGTON — St. Teresa Catholic Church is having its annual festival this weekend. Many activities are planned for adults and kids.
There is a clown and games for kids. A car show will be held Sunday afternoon and there will be homemade food available all three days. Bingo will be tonight and Sunday at noon.
St. Teresa Catholic Church is located at 6925 S. U.S. Route 36, Covington. For more information, call (937) 472-2970.
Share a Meal with First UCC
TROY — First United Church of Christ invites family and friends for food and fellowship to the Share-A-Meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. The meal features pulled pork sandwiches, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, assorted flavors of jello salad, cookies and beverages.
Share-A-Meal is a program to reach out to the community by providing nourishing meals to anyone wishing to participate while giving an opportunity to socialize with others in the community. The monthly Share-A-Meal Program is on the first Saturday of each month at First United Church of Christ on the corner of South Market and Canal streets, Troy.
Please use the Canal Street entrance which is handicapped accessible. For more information, call (937) 339-5871.
Chicken church hosts summer games
WEST MILTON — Community Church (aka the “Chicken Church”) at 2261 S. Miami St., West Milton, has hosted two Summer Games VBS so far this year. Summer Games VBS round III will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in West Milton in the field where the elementary school used to be, on the corner of Wright and Jay Road.
All children from kindergarten through sixth grade are invited. Summer Games VBS will include almost all the elements of the church’s Bible School – games, contests, prizes, food, music, store and hot dog lunch. Two bouncy houses have also been added. Parents are invited to stay and enjoy lunch. Rain date for this event is Aug. 9.
Call the church at (937) 698-4048 for more information.
Barbershop and bluegrass at First UCC
TROY — First United Church of Christ will be having special musical groups share their faith with song. On Sunday, the Melody Men will be performing at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The Melody Men Chorus consists of over 40 men from all walks of life who share a common love for singing male acappella music in the Barbershop style.
On Sunday, Aug. 10, Rum River Blend will perform a blend of traditional bluegrass, folk, gospel and children’s songs.
First United Church of Christ is on the corner of Market and Canal Streets in Troy. We are handicapped accessible and Sunday worship begins at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.
For more information, call (937) 339-5871.
VBS visits Arrow Island
LUDLOW FALLS — Grace Baptist Church is holding its Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4-8. The theme is “Arrow Island — Choosing God’s Way.”
The school is open to kids 4 years old through sixth grade. The church is willing to provide a ride to anyone that needs it.
Grace Baptist Church is located at 2500 State Route 48, Ludlow Falls. Call (937) 698-4342 for more information.
TIPP CITY — Open Arms Church, 4075 S. Tipp-Cowlesville Road, will have revival services at 7 p.m. nightly from Aug. 6-9 with Johnathon Atkins.
Meet the Peace Museum director
TROY — At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, the public is invited to meet the new director of the Dayton Peace Museum Jerry Leggett. He will be the featured speaker at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy, after which there will be an ice cream social hour.
With the theme “A Touch of Peace”, Leggett will explain the positive building efforts toward peace which are 75 percent local efforts, such as ending domestic violence, crime, and working with the police in the Miami Valley. In addition, Leggett is also a long-time musician who will accompany his songs on the guitar.
Leggett has an extensive background in non-profit management and strategic planning, in addition to fund-raising, digital communication, volunteer management and professional mediation and music. He has an undergraduate degree in communications and a M. Div. focussing on coursework in human behavior and the psychology of Carl Jung. He said he believes in “the amazing capacity imbedded in humans to help make good things happen.”
Call (937) 335-7747.
Unto Him performs at New Hope
SIDNEY — On Saturday, Aug. 9, local gospel group Unto Him will be in concert at New Hope United Methodist Church, 8985 West Mason Road (corner Mason and Patterson-Halpin Roads).
The concert begins at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. A free will offering will be received for Unto Him ministries.
For more information, call 937-493-0065.
Cancer-Companions support group available
TROY — With the help of a grant from the Troy Foundation, St. Patrick Church is offering a cancer support group, Cancer-Companions, Bringing Hope to the Journey on Thursdays.
The support group will meet at St. Patrick Parish Center, 444 E. Water St., upstairs in Room 3 on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
The support group will offer information on cancer resources and individual support from someone that understands.
For more information, call Pat Smith at (937) 335-2833, Ext. 105, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Compiled by Joyell Nevins