Area Religion Digest

Church seeking vendors

XENIA — Old Town United Methodist Church, 1639 US Route 68 N, is looking for vendors for a one-day flea market/yard sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Spaces are $20 each and are limited. For more information email, or call or text Karen at 937-477-6554.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will present “Dying with Dignity” beginning 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24. No one gets out of this world alive, but it’s important that individuals think about their last days and how they want to die. Rubin Battino (LPCC) has studied these end-of-life issues and will discuss the many ways that people are approaching their own deaths. It will be an interactive program, and the speaker will emphasize dying with dignity, control, choice, comfort and companions.

Snacks and conversation will follow the program beginning at 11:45 a.m. The member services committee meeting slated for noon has been cancelled.

Mighty Men chorus songfest

XENIA — The Mighty Men Male Chorus of United AME Church will hold its annual songfest 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24. The program will feature several gospel male choirs and dancers from southwest Ohio including Yellow Springs and Xenia. A fellowship dinner will be served following the program. The community is invited.

Gorka to speak

DAYTON — First Grace of Dayton will host its Freedom Celebration Sunday, July 8 with Dr. Sebastian Gorka as speaker. Also the Jackson Family will perform mustic for a free concert and they will host the Food Truck Rally 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and speech 8 a.m., 10:45 a.m. workship, 2 p.m. Freedom Celebration. Reserve seating $20. General admission free. Church is located at 2624 Stonequarry Road. For more information call 937-890-6786 or go to

Book of Mormon workshop

BEAVERCREEK — Gain a perspective of the Book of Mormon in a friendly group study setting. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3072 Shakertown Road will offer a a free weekly class on this topic in the chapel 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

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 or Hawker Church at 937-426-0973. There is a $25 discount for early registration.


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 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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