Religion Digest


Greene County News

Turkey giveaway

XENIA — The East Second Street First Church of God, 760 E. Second St., is having its 8th Annual Turkey Giveaway 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the side parking lot adjacent to the Family Life Center (weather permitting, otherwise it will be in the basement of the church).

Turkeys will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis to needy families while they last. The ministerial staff will also be on hand to pray with anyone with a special need. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the church offices at 937-372-3171 or 937-305-4015.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs is hosting “Thanksgiving Day Reconsidered” 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at its facility, 2884 US Route 68, two miles south of Yellow Springs. This program is the beginning of many discussions among Unitarian Universalists and other religious groups to confront the suffering, indignities and losses that Native Peoples have endured since the early 1600s.

While approaching the Plymouth Colony’s quadricentenniual date, all UU’s are encouraged to enter a time of education, careful reflection and healing. The discussion will be facilitated by Joan Chappelle. Everyone is welcome; youth programming is available during the service for preschool through sixth graders. A spiritual discussion on ethics will begin 9:15 a.m., followed by choir practice at 9:45 — inviting everyone to attend the discussion and practice. Coffee, tea, snacks and conversation will follow the program beginning at 11:45; a social justice committee meeting will begin at noon.

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 St. 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 is used or new. Anyone needing clothing is welcome to come.

Greene County News report compiled by staff.

Greene County News report compiled by staff.