Area Religion Digest


Community supper

XENIA — New Burlington Friends Church will host a community supper 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2938 Cemetery Road. There will be homemade soups, sandwiches and pies. Donations are accepted and benefit church programs.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will present “If This Be A Church…” beginning 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 18. Rev. Richard Venus, a UU minister for over 30 years, said he understands the church as a “wisdom place” which leads it to become a “holy place.” There, individuals find ways to care for others and find comfort for ourselves in times of need. This is also the UU’s annual “Stewardship Sunday” with information provided about the financial needs of the fellowship for FY 2018-2019. Stewardship packets with pledge forms will be distributed.

“Building Your Own Theology” discussion group will meet at 9:15, while choir practice is scheduled for 9:45. Fellowship and snacks will be available after the program beginning at 11:45 followed by a social justice committee meeting at 12:15 p.m.

Helping responders in crisis

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Fire Department Auxiliary and Hawker United Church of Christ will host “Assisting Individuals in Crisis,” a two-day seminar from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 27-28.

Chaplain Edgar Hatcher, Ed.D., is coming from Missouri to teach the course. He is a Board Certified Trauma Responder with over 1,000 hours of specialized training and over 1,000 hours of field experience.

Contact Beavercreek Fire Department Chaplain David Williamson at Beavercreek@firechap.net or Hawker Church at 937-426-0973. There is a $25 discount for early registration.

Free items available

XENIA — Calvary Baptist Church, 1601 W. Second St, will have free clothes and household items available to anyone who can use them. The items will be available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 16. For more information, call 372 3841.

ENGAGE

BEAVERCREEK — The youth group ENGAGE meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Beavercreek Baptist Church, 3511 Dayton-Xenia Road. The group is for grade 6-12.

Breakfast Club

BELLBROOK — The BellHOP Cafe hosts BHS Breakfast Club the first Thursday of each month.

The BHS Breakfast Club is co-sponsored by the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Ministerial Association and BellHOP Cafe to support the high school age youth in the community.

Community Dinners

XENIA — The Arrowbrook Southern Baptist Church, 1124 Upper Bellbrook Road, will host a free meal 6-8 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month. Please check the church Facebook page www.facebook.com/arrowbrookbaptist/to confirm dates and times each month.

Clothing closet open

FAIRBORN — First Church of God Tabernacle, 1635 Montgomery Ave., is inviting community members to come to its free women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing closet at the church. It is open 4-6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the third Saturday of each month.

Free clothing offered

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn United Methodist Church continues its ministry of the free clothing store, The Family Closet, located at Fairborn United Methodist Church, 100 N. Broad St. During 2016, the church offered free clothing, coats, and shoes to 248 homes in Fairborn plus 23 families in surrounding cities, including 470 adults, 116 teenagers, and 361 children — 947 individuals total.

The hours of operation for The Family Closet are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9–11 a.m. the first Saturday of the month. Call the church at 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.

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