Area Religion Digest


Sing-a-long to honor Earth

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs has invited Jim Scott, a composer, guitarist and singer, to perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the Yellow Springs Senior Center, 227 Xenia Ave. “Gather the Spirit” is a sing-a-long for the Earth, peace, community, and love. For more information, visit www.Jimscottmusic.com.

This concert is a part of our UUF community outreach, and is being held at the Senior Center to make it more inviting to the public. Hope you can come!! Invite your friends.

UU Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will present “All Will Be Well: Reflections on Death, Grief, and What’s Next” beginning 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 29. Bruce Heckman, a retired hospice chaplain and counselor, recounts experiences of wonder, mystery, and privilege in caring for patients and families at life’s end. Choir practice is slated for 9:45 a.m. A social hour with snacks will follow the program beginning at 11:45.

Fundraiser sale

BEAVERCREEK — Beaver United Church of Christ will hold its annual basement rummage sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday May 3, Friday May 4 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday May 5, 1960 Dayton-Xenia Road. There will be a variety of furniture and other household items, but no clothing. Proceeds will benefit the church’s ministries. Use the back entrance and go downstairs to the church basement.

Book signing

FAIRBORN — Dayton author Tonya Lee Carrie will host a book signing 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Faith Christian Bookstore, 4 East Main Street. Her third book, Courageous Finishers, is a 21-day coloring prayer journal.

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.

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.

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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