Area Religion Digest

Health minister meeting

DAYTON — Greater Dayton Faith Community Nurse-Health Ministers will host a networking group meeting 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, Miami Valley Hospital South Education Center Conference Room, 2400 Miami Valley Drive.

The presentation will be “Cultivating Well Being: Putting Stress into Perspective” will be led by Cheryl Griffiin LISW-S, Program Manager of Counseling and Community Services, and Elizabeth Edington, MSSW, LSW, Individual Family Therapist, Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley.

Registration is required. For more information contact the Health Ministries Program, at 937-734-9452.

BBQ in New Burlington

NEW BURLINGTON — New Burlington Friends Church will hold its annual chicken and pork barbecue 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. The menu includes pulled pork and chicken, baked and green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls, a drink and dessert. Admission is by a donation, which goes to support mission projects, community events and special needs of the church. The church is at the corner of SR Route 380 and Cemetery Road.

UU Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will present “Honoring Bayard Rustin, Civil Rights Organizer and Activist” beginning 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. Rustin’s life and the choral work, “Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream,” will be discussed by Dr. Kevin McGruder and Dr. Catherine Roma. This 57-minute work is to be presented by the World House Choir in early September. In addition to singing from our UU hymnal, we will be introduced to a movement or two from the Bayard oratorio. Attendees will probably sing a bit of it, accompanied by Barbara Leeds on piano.

Dr. Roma is the artistic director of this monumental Bayard concert series/symposium which takes place in our area Sept. 6-9, 2018. The program will be followed with refreshments and conversation beginning 11:45 a.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.

Contact Beavercreek Fire Department Chaplain David Williamson at [email protected] or Hawker Church at 937-426-0973. There is a $25 discount for early registration.

Anniversary dinner

XENIA — Glory Ministries Church will host its 10th anniversary banquet 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Central State University Ballroom in Wilberforce. Semi-formal attire. To RSVP for the event contact Vermon Dillon 937-681-1462 or [email protected]

Morman workshop

BEAVERCREEK — Gain a perspective of the Book of Mormon in a free friendly group study setting weekly in the chapel at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3072 Shakertown Road.

The class is held every Tuesday evening from 7-8 p.m. For more information about the class by phone or text to 614-517-5385. The Book of Mormon is known as the name of a book first published in America in 1830 by a unique individual named Joseph Smith.


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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