Area Religion Digest


UU Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will present “Chasing Old Man Brown” beginning 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Speaker Frank Doden will talk about the life and philosophy of John Brown as well as the historical context in which he lived. Doden has lived in Yellow Springs since 1998. Prior to that he lived in northeast Kansas near many of the significant locations for Brown in pre-Civil War times. During spring and summer 2017, Doden again visited the area and wrote a play based on Brown’s life titled “Old Man Brown.”

The “Building Your Own Theology” discussion group meets the first and third Sundays of the month from 9:15-10:25 a.m., including Oct. 21. For information call Debbie Downey at 937-767-7849. Choir practice will begin at 9:45 a.m. Snacking and chatting will follow the program beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Pastor coming to Cedarville

CEDARVILLE — Dr. Kevin Jones, associate dean of academic innovation and professor of teacher education at Boyce College in Louisville, Ky., will speak in chapel at Cedarville University 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Jones, who will speak about equipping fathers and pastors, also serves as pastor of Christian education at Forest Baptist Church in Louisville, where he preaches, teaches Sunday school, leads a small group, and oversees Sunday school curriculum and teacher training. He previously served as youth pastor of Watson Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville.

Free household items

XENIA — Calvary Baptist Church will offer free clothes and household items 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the church, 1601 W. Second St. Call 937-372-3841 for more information.

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.

Holiday bazaar

FAIRBORN — Byron Church Ladies Guild will host a Christmas bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the church, 3230 Trebein Road. There will be handcrafted items, baked goods, fudge and lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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. 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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