By Belinda M. Paschal
PIQUA — More than 20 area churches and organizations have signed up so far to take part in the Piqua Association of Churches’ annual church fair, which will be held Aug. 15-16 at the Miami Valley Centre Mall.
Participating churches include Calvary Baptist, Christian Life Center, Cyrene A.M.E., Madison Avenue Church of God, Our Savior Lutheran, Piqua Apostolic, Piqua Baptist, Piqua Church of the Brethren, Piqua Christian, Piqua Pentecostals, Second Baptist, Snyder Road Church, St. Boniface Catholic, St. John’s Evangelical, St. Mary’s Catholic, St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed, Stonebrook Community Church, Victory Baptist, Trinity Church and Greenville Church of God.
Numerous local organizations also will be represented at the fair, including Fully Pardon Freedom Life Ministries, Hospice of Miami County, Piqua Association of Churches, Thrivent Financial and Upstarts Basketball Program.
In addition to booths introducing the community to the churches, basketball and putt-putt games, crafts and youth-oriented activities, the two-day fair will feature a musical program. The schedule is as follows:
• Friday, Aug. 15
4 p.m. — Ralph Crawford
5 p.m. — Lee Family Singers
5:30 p.m. — Piqua Apostolic Church Praise Team
7 p.m. — Piqua Christian Praise Team
8 p.m. — Seventh-Day Adventist “No Name Band”
• Saturday, Aug. 16
10 a.m. — Ralph Crawford
11 a.m. — Second Baptist Church/Victory Power Ministry Adult/Youth Praise and Ministry Dance Teams
1 p.m. — Sidney Apostolic Church Praise Team
2 p.m. — Faith Pencil
2:30 p.m. — Home Road Nazarene “Levites”
3:30 p.m. — Calvary Baptist Players
4 p.m. — Greenville Church of God Youth/Adult Choirs
5 p.m. — Trinity Church Choir and Praise Team
6 p.m. — St. Paul’s Evangelical Praise Team “Vertical”
7 p.m. — Lee Family Singers
There will be an interpreter for the hearing impaired on Saturday, Aug. 16.
For more information, contact Piqua Association of Churches President Paul Green at (937) 267-1619.