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A sunflower surprise

1 Corinthians 3:6 “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.”While taking a walk the other day I saw a surprising sight. Growing out of a field of grass were a few scattered sunflowers. The tall stalks were topped with friendly, yellow faces that towered over the waving grasses. These pleasant flowers stood out but were obviously out of place. They had not been planted when the rest of the crop was sown.

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LSIM to present reformation concert

FAIRBORN — The Lutheran Saints in Ministry (LSIM) will present their Reformation Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 100 East Main St.The iconic building downtown Fairborn has served the community for over 150 years with the current building dedicated in 1924.Here is an opportunity to see the interior of this local church and hear an uplifting concert of music from the churches of that make up Lutheran Saints in Ministry (LSIM)....

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UUF of Yellow Springs program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. will be “Autism Spectrum Disorders.”Nancy Kessinger, a nurse with The Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps and Sherry Martin, a licensed social worker, with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, both with the Greene County Combined Health District, will discuss the disorders including a general understanding of autism, how to recognize the disorder...

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Southside hosts revival in November

XENIA — The Rev. Tim Case from southeastern Ohio, who has a most unique and funny method of delivering the gospel, will be in revival 7 p.m. nightly Nov. 5-9 at the Southside Church of God, 205 Lake St. in Xenia.There will be special anointed singing in addition to the regulars from the church. If you’re hungry for some gospel singing and preaching as in days of old, don’t miss these services. Pastor Joe Sweet invites everyone to attend. For more information conta...

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Fall is upon: Do not be ‘leaf’ behind

How big are your piles of leaves this year? Leaves definitely have a way of piling up this time of year, to say the least. But, then, so does life, and those “leaves” of life are not limited to the Fall. So, wouldn’t Fall be a good time for all of us to take time to notice all those piles of “leaves” of life that bring us down?

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Inspirational Message

A squirrel slowly made his way up the path toward the unsuspecting man. Normally a squirrel goes the opposite direction of humans but this squirrel had a different agenda.He raced up the pants leg of Mr. Mason and plopped down on his shoulder. Mr. Mason, startled at first, tried to shoo him away but Timothy would have none of it. He wanted to play.

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Central Chapel AME hosting district conference

YELLOW SPRINGS — Central Chapel A.M.E. Church is hosting the 184th Session of the Ohio Conference now through Oct. 18. The theme is “Fulfilling the Great Commission; The Evidence of Discipleship.”Host Pastor Timothy E. Liggins, his wife and the Central Chapel congregation welcome Bishop McKinley Young, Presiding Prelate of the third district, and his wife Dr. Dorothy J. Young, Women’s Missionary Episcopal Supervisor.

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Community service sunday

ENON — St. Andrew Lutheran Church and Knob Prairie United Church of Christ will again host the 10 a.m. community worship service at Settlers Park on Sunday, Oct. 12. The open air worship celebration is broadcast on 99.7 FM for those within the immediate area who wish to tune in from their cars or vendor booths while they prepare for Sundays’ opening of the Enon Apple Butter Festival. Sunday’s Offering will assist Pastor John Peterson & family -Enon Church of Christ. Lawn cha...

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be “Sugar, Chocolate, Coffee and Tea: What’s Behind the Packaging?” 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.

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Worship in the Park

Sunday almost 400 souls gathered at the Shawnee Pavilion from United AME and Faith Community UMC under the leadership of Dr. John Freeman and Rev. Brad Olson to “Worship in the Park.”The guest speaker was Dr. Leah Fitchue, President of Payne Theological Seminary.There was an energy in the air as the group sang, prayed, read scripture, talked, and shared a light lunch. Donna Blackburn said, “God showed up!” “It was Amazing!” added Joyce...

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Pastor enjoys long career helping others

XENIA — Being a positive influence is something that Greene Memorial Hospital (GMH) Chaplain, Pastor Ron Swiger, loves about the work he has been doing for more than 35 years.Kettering Health Network (KHN) hospitals provide chaplains as an intricate part of the care team, adding to the healing of patients and families both emotionally and spiritually. Even before it joined Kettering Health Network, Greene Memorial believed in the same and found it easy to continue KHN’s...

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Pulpit Talk: Rewards

At certain times of life we are tempted to wonder about the reality of being rewarded for living a righteous life. When being mistreated, or when finances go south, when our health fails us; or we lose our ability to do something we have enjoyed for years, when a loved one dies: these are the times we question God’s intent toward us, and wonder is there a reward for doing what is right.

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Get out of bounds: Stop the clock!

John 12:36. “While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of the Light.”The crisp cool weather of a Midwest autumn ushers in football season. Who doesn’t like to bundle up in their favorite team’s colors and join friends and classmates at the high school stadium? The steady cadence of the snare drums and marching band makes your blood start pumping and the thrill of seeing the team stampede onto the field brings a huge rush.

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UU Fellowship of Yellow Springs program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be “Looking for a Turtle with a Mustache?” 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.Jerry Leggett, Executive Director of the Dayton International Peace Museum, will tell stories of his experiences with peacemaking, punctuated with intervals of song and guitar. He will also describe the mission and current work of Dayton’s Peace Museum, one of the few community-based institutions with a fo...

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When God says it’s over, you’ll believe

It kind of scares me to think that people just don’t want to believe there is a God. With all the proof that has been given us, you would think that man would believe in God. They are so hung up on the evil of the world that their mind is blinded.There will always be trouble in the world because there is a devil that is working hard to get all that he can to go to hell with him. He hates me so much that he is working in so many ways to get me to follow him. I have read the bo...

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UU Fellowship of Yellow Springs program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be “Life, Death and the ‘Great Beyond,” presented by Rev. Martha Kline 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.She will share personal ideas about what makes for a good life and a good death, as well as thoughts on what happens after death, if anything. Some topics to be covered: What are some of the world religions’ beliefs about life after death? Is there any connection between...

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Car show coming Saturday

XENIA — The Xenia Car Club and Xenia Grace Chapel will be holding their 12th Annual Charity Car Show 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at Xenia Grace Chapel, 100 Grace Drive.The show is to benefit Xenia Car Club’s Oil Change Ministry that provides free oil changes and minor repairs to single parents, elderly and those who have financial needs in the Xenia community. Last year’s car show displayed a variety of vehicles – cars, trucks and motorcycles that were entered in one o...

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