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Community Thanksgiving Service to be held

PIQUA — The Piqua Association of Churches Community Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m., hosted at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood Street, Piqua.

A Community Choir will be participating in the service. There are two rehearsals scheduled for anyone who would like to sing in this choir for the Thanksgiving Service. The first one has passed, but the second one is Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The choir will be directed by Jim Oda and accompanied by Ken DeWeese. If you know of anyone who might be interested in participating in the choir, please share this information with them. Other special music will be provided by the St. Mary’s/St Boniface Catholic Church Bell Choir directed by Judy Lohnes.

This annual gathering is sponsored by the Piqua Association of Churches. Additional churches participating in the service include Good Shepherd United Presbyterian, Piqua Pentecostal Church, Heart of Worship Outreach Ministries, and St Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church. Following the service there will a time for fellowship with light refreshments provided. All are welcome!

For more information, contact St John’s Lutheran Church 773-3284 and leave a message.

‘Pumpkin chuckin’ planned

COVINGTON — St. Teresa Church, located at 6925 West U.S. Route 36 in Covington, will be holding a ‘Pumpkin Chuckin’ on Nov. 20 between 2-5 p.m.

Bring your own pumpkin. We load, and you pull the trigger. A trebuchet really makes these orange orbs fly. Donations will be gleefully accepted. Pumpkins will be availabe for a donation.

This event will also feature food, hot cider, face painting, and music.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be held

COVINGTON — The Covington Ministerial Association and area churches invite you to the Covington Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Service on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Dinner will be served, free of charge between 5-6:30 pm. The service is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will include music from the combined church choir and Covington Christian Church Praise and Worship Team.

Please plan to attend this free community event to be held at Covington Christian Church, 115 N. Pearl Street. Dinner will be provided, free of charge, by the following: Covington Christian Church, Covington Church of the Brethren, Covington Presbyterian, Friedens Lutheran Church, Friendship Grace Brethren, Old German Baptist – New Conference, St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Teresa’s Catholic Church and Stillwater Community Church.

Annual ‘Live Nativity Walk’ coming

COVINGTON — The 21st Annual “Live Nativity Walk” at Stillwater Community Church, will take place on Friday, Dec. 2., and Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 6 p.m. with walks every half hour and five walks per night. The last walk begins at 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

The walk takes you back in time and tells the story of the birth of our Savior. Walk to the home of Mary, follow Mary to Elizabeth’s home, walk into the Carpenter shop of Joseph, travel to the Inn, visit with the Shepherds and listen as the Angels announce the birth of Jesus, and travel with the Shepherds to the Stable.

After the walk, stay warm by the fire and enjoy some hot chocolate, cookies and fellowship.

Stillwater Community Church is located off St. Rd. 48 between Covington and Pleasant Hill. Turn West off 48 onto Sugar Grove Rd. (473-5270)

Sunday services are 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Craft bazaar, bake sale planned

PIQUA — Madison Avenue First Church of God, 922 Madison Ave., will hold their first-ever craft bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the church. A wide variety of crafts and baked goods will be offered.

Lunch also will be available for purchase, and will consist of hot dogs, sloppy joes, soup (chicken noodle or cheddar potato), chips, pop and water.

Benefit dinner planned

FLETCHER — A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is planned for Saturday, Dec. 10th at 5:30 p.m. The meal, to be held at the Fletcher United Methodist Church (205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher) is to benefit the Francis family who recently lost their home in a fire.

A freewill donation will be accepted with all proceeds going to the Francis family.

Free concert offered

PIQUA — St. Paul’s Church, located at 500 N. Downing Street, will be hosting a free concert on Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. Full Sound Chamber Group, featuring father and daughter vocalists Adam and Audrey Jacomet along with organist Jane Ann Vest, will be performing.

Good Will offering will be requested with all proceeds going to the Full Sound Music Group.

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