Religion briefs

Piqua-Trinity Church services

PIQUA — Trinity Church welcomes you 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Pastor Greg Morrow will present the sermon series “The Kingdom of God: Living in Character and Power of Christ.” You can connect with Trinity Church online at, or on Facebook. The church is located at 622 Gordon St., Piqua. Call 937-606-2650 for more information.

True Life services, in person or online

TROY – Join True Life Community Church this Sunday for the December sermon series, “Searching For Christmas.” Simply find the only thing that matters, which is Christ in Christmas.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, Dec. 24 at 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.

The community is always welcome; TLC will open its doors this Sunday with its 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.

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.

Reverend Holst presides and preaches. Edward Piner serves as lector and sings “Good King Wenceslas”. Nicole Reese reads the Advent wreath liturgy. Organist is Karen Bocko.

The Festive Christmas Eve Worship with Holy Communion and Candlelight Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24. All are welcome. The Rules of social distancing will be applied.

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.

Virtual Christmas Eve service

CASSTOWN — Casstown United Methodist Church will be presenting a virtual Christmas Eve service this year consisting of traditional Christmas Carols and Bible Readings.

The service will be available for viewing on FaceBook at “Casstown UMC” or YouTube by searching for “Bethel-Casstown UMC”, starting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24 or anytime thereafter.

Unfortunately, there will not be an in-person service this year. The weekly virtual service is also available this same way from 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings until in-person services resume.

St. Bonafice Annual Quilt Raffle underway

PIQUA — This year’s quilt raffle features a 90-inch x 125-inch quilt in the Floral Grandeur Pattern. Jo Gast and Peg White cross-stitched the quilt blocks; Rose Hemm assembled them. Janet Lee completed the machine quilting; Michelle Patrizio added the binding.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Raffle tickets may be purchased by sending donation to St. Boniface Parish, 310 S. Downing, Piqua, Ohio 45356. Please include name/phone number and write “quilt” on the envelope. Quilt raffle tickets can also be purchased online at The winning ticket will be drawn on Dec. 31, 2020.

For additional info, send email to or call the parish office at 937-773-1656. All proceeds from the quilt raffle benefit the parish’s Oktoberfest.

Preschool spots open

FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church has a few morning and afternoon spots left for preschool ages 3-5 years old.

Call Pam Rice, preschool director, at the church office at 937-368-2470 or 937-216-6645.