Religion briefs

First Lutheran Church to host events

TROY — The community is invited to join First Lutheran Church for the next in the dynamic sermon series: DAILY TRIUMPH! Part 6: “No Lion, God Delivers!!” based on Daniel 6. Pastor Ric Barnes will be sharing this message.

Service is at 9:30 a.m. JAM (Jesus and Me) Kids will be teaching the little ones the story of, “The Good Samaritan,” during the service in the church lobby.

First Lutheran Church will be hosting the Community Blood Center at the church on Thursday, Aug. 11. The need for blood increases during the summer months, so please donate between 3:30-6:30 p.m. Donors can easily preregister at

On Sept. 18, the church will be celebrating National Back to Church Sunday with a day of worship, fellowship and new friends. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

St. Pat to host ice cream social

TROY — St. Patrick Church invites you to a summer cool down at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, in the church undercroft at 409 E. Main St.

Bring the family and visit with friends to share in summer activities. Also on display will be the upcoming events scheduled, opportunity to sign up for Bible Studies, Small Christian Communities and Dinner Club.

All are welcome all to this fun social event.

UMC accepting pre-school applications

FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church is accepting pre-school applications for the 2016-2017 school year.

For additional information, contact the church office at (937) 368-2470.

School supply giveaway

TIPP CITY — Open Arms Apostolic Church will host a school supply giveaway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13.

The giveaway will be held in the fellowship hall at the rear of church, 4075 S. Tipp-Cowlesville Rd., Tipp City.

Human trafficking presentation set

TROY — Local humanitarian and activist Brett Bogan will discuss human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others.

Bogan will present the basic facts and figures around human trafficking, as well as ways everybody can be involved in fighting for justice.

This event is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the St. Patrick Church undercroft, 409 E. Main St., Troy.

LDS congregation to host seminar

PIQUA — The local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host the third annual Family History Seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 20, at the church, 475 W. Loy Road, Piqua.

Classes will include DNA, Beginning Your Family History, Death Records, Google for Genealogy and more.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a welcome at 8:45 a.m. The first session will begin at 9 a.m. with the last session ending about noon.

The Family History Seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Richard Kice at [email protected]

Church plans block party

TROY — Once again the Troy First United Methodist Church will host their annual block party for the community. The party will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.

There will be free fun for the whole family: pizza, door prizes, games, prizes, popcorn and Sno Cones.

The block party will be held on South Cherry Street, between Franklin and Canal Streets. Visit or call the church office at (937) 335-2826 for more information.

Church to host simulcast

PIQUA —On Sept. 17, LifeWay Christian Resources is slated to simulcast well-known Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore live from Chicago, Ill.

Grace United Methodist church, 9411 N. County Road 25A, Piqua, is serving as a host location for the area.

The simulcast will feature Moore’s dynamic storytelling and passionate Bible teaching.

The Living Proof Simulcast kicks off at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10, covering one full day of music and worship, afternoon refreshments and a catered lunch provided by Susie’s Big Dipper in Piqua. Tickets can be purchased from Susie’s Big Dipper or Grace United Methodist in Piqua.

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