Area Religion Digest

Blessing of the pets

XENIA — New Jasper United Methodist Church will hold a blessing of the animals 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. All animals must be caged or leashed. Light snacks will be served. The event is open to all. For more information call 937-689-7921. The church is at 3060 Jasper Road, Xenia.

UU Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will present “The Funky Side of Life” beginning 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Basim Blunt, WYSO’s Dayton youth radio producer, will talk about how his DJ music influenced his work with Miami Valley teens. The discussion group, “Building Your Own Theology” will begin meeting again on the first and third Sundays of each month from 9:15 to 10:25 a.m. For questions or to express interest, contact Debbie Downey at 937-767-7849. The first Sunday potluck will take place 11:45 a.m.; attendees are asked to bring a tasty dish to share. A program committee meeting will follow beginning at 12:15 p.m.

Chuch anniversary

XENIA — Middle Run Baptist Church, 1000 E. Church St., is the oldest black Baptist church in the State of Ohio. It will celebrate its 196 anniversary beginning 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 with a worship service. The celebration will conclude at 3:30 p.m. when Rev. Dr. Gloria Dillon and congregation of the Flory Ministries Church of Xenia will join the celebration. The public is invited to attend.

Financial workshop

XENIA — Xenia Nazarene Church will be hosting Ramsey’s Financial Peach University workshop 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at the church, 1204 W. Second St. Go to for more information or to register. The workshop provides famlies with practical tools for financial success for nine weeks.

Sharrett to speak

XENIA — Dr. Kevin Sharrett, locally known physician and Greene County coroner, will be speaking at the Memorial United Presbyterian Church. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 and is located at 343 W. Ankeney Mill Road across from the Greene County fairgrounds. All are welcome to attend.

Holiday bazaar

BEAVERCREEK — St. Andrew United Methodist Church will host its annual holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the church, 350 N. Fairfield Road. There will be holiday crafts, jewelry, clothing, toys, CDs, books, sweet treats and much more. In addition pictures with Santa will be taken and homemade pies available. Proceeds benefit the community.

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. The Family Closet accepts donations but officials ask that items are not stained or ripped and do not come from homes in which cats or smoking was present due to allergies.

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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