Religion briefs

St. John’s UCC services

TROY — St. John’s United Church of Christ welcomes you at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. In an effort to protect the community, they are requiring face masks, social distancing and hand sanitation. Not feeling ready to meet? Watch them live on their St. John’s United Church of Christ Facebook page.

True Life services, in person or online

TROY – Join True Life Community Church for the August sermon series, “Urban Legends,” about “the danger in our relationships, behaviors, and thoughts.”

The community is always welcome; TLC will open its doors this Sunday with their worship service starting at 10 a.m. Masks are now mandatory in Ohio and must be worn indoors. You can also live stream this service on Facebook. The public is invited to join as they stand together in worship.

You can connect with TLC online at, or on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. TLC is handicapped accessible. The church is located at 56 Foss Way. Call (937) 332-0041 for more information.

First Lutheran services

TROY — First Lutheran Church of Troy is back to public worship and invites the community to weekly worship services on Sundays at 10 a.m.

They are applying the rules of social distancing, including wearing masks, sanitizing, and spacing between the seats.

AA-Open Group will be held at 6 a.m. on Mondays, and AA- Men’s Group will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays.

First Lutheran of Troy is located at 2899 W Main Street, Troy, and can be contacted at (937) 335-2323 or Visit for more information.

Meals offered

PIQUA — Heart of Worship Outreach Ministries is offering free hot dogs in the park again this summer. Meals will include: hot dog, chips, and a drink. They will be at Pitsenbarger Park and Sports Complex by the pool and ball diamonds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 8 and Sept. 12.