Religion Digest

Greene County News Report

Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will host its next program 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17 at the church located on US Route 68.

Alex Zelles of the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association (BCWA) will discuss what wetlands are, how they were formed, why they are important and what visitors can see in local Beaver Creek Wetlands of Greene County. Colorful photos taken within the wetlands by visitors and volunteers will be shown, and attendees will learn how they can support BCWA’s mission as a member and/or a volunteer. Zelles serves as a trustee and volunteer for BCWA and is an environmental scientist with LJB, Inc., a local engineering and consulting firm. Youth programming is available for those in preschool through sixth grade during the service.

Snacks and conversation will follow at 11:45 a.m., then Nick Boutis, director of Glen Helen, will be join attendees for a bird walk and property survey at noon as the Fellowship considers the pros and cons of creating a nature trail. Bring binoculars, walking shoes/boots and walking sticks.

Interfaith forum

KETTERING — The Interfaith Forum of Greater Dayton is hosting a social event 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at MCL Cafeteria, 4485 Far Hills Ave. There will be food and an intellectually stimulating discussion.

Come prepared to discuss the following questions: What was your first experience of discrimination? When or how did you first witness discrimination?

Mother’s Day lunch

YELLOW SPRINGS — As part of the 150-year celebration of religious service in the Yellow Springs community, Central Chapel AME Church is sponsoring a Mother’s Day Luncheon 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8 at the church, 411 S. High St.

Attendees will choose between shrimp and grits or cornish hens with wild rice. The luncheon serves as an opportunity to honor mothers while experiencing a meal, fellowship and the opportunity to win prizes. Tickets cost $20, $10 for children 7-9 years old and free for children under 6 years of age. Interested individuals may purchase tickets from church members Grace Tinsley Clark at 937-376-2454 or from Frances Smith at 937-767-1257.

Free clothing

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn United Methodist Church is starting its fifth year at the free clothing store, The Family Closet, located at Fairborn United Methodist Church, at 100 N. Broad Street in Fairborn. During 2014, the church offered free clothing, coats and shoes to 298 families including 461 adults, 103 teens and 343 children.

The hours of operation for The Family Closet are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9-11 a.m. Check with the church 937-878-5042 before holidays to make sure it is open. All clothing is donated whether it be used or new. Anyone needing clothing is welcome to come.

Greene County News report compiled by staff.

Greene County News report compiled by staff.