Religion Digest


Greene County News

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs is hosting “Why Gun Violence Can’t Be Our New Normal” beginning 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. A videotaped TED Talk by Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, will be shown. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs officials said it doesn’t matter if you love or hate guns — it’s obvious that the U.S. would be a safer place if there weren’t thousands sold daily without background checks.

Dan Gross makes a passionate appeal for something that some citizens want. Join to watch his talk and discuss it after viewing. Choir practice, welcoming all, takes place 9:45 a.m. Coffee, snacks and conversation will follow the presentation beginning 11:45 a.m. A program committee meeting will take place at noon. Youth programming is available for those between preschool and sixth grade.

Interfaith forum

KETTERING — The Interfaith Forum of Greater Dayton will host an event 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at Christ United Methodist Church of Kettering. The topic of this program is an interfaith response to hunger panel. Please share this information with your family, friends, and fellow congregants.

Bring a treat to share, please do not include any pork or shellfish products. Please include a list of ingredients to alert participants to any potential allergic problems. Please bring non-perishable food items for donation to the church.

Larnell Harris concert

BEAVERCREEK — Larnell Harris concert will be held 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene, at 1850 North Fairfield Road. Tickets are $10 and are available at the church, family Christian store and at the door. Any questions, call 937-426-3926.

Trunk or Treat

FAIRBORN — Trunk or treat is a fun, safe alternative event compared to traditional trick-or-treating. Hosted at Grand Heights Baptist Church, 1611 Armstrong Road, it will offer free snack foods, hayrides, games and a bounce castle. Cars, trucks and vans will be decorated in various fall season motifs, allowing children to dress up in their favorite costume and visit each vehicle for a special treat. It takes place 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Grand Heights Baptist Church.

Holiday bazaar set

BEAVERCREEK — St. Andrew United Methodist Church will host a holiday bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the church, 350 North Fairfield Road. The ladies of the church have been busy making crafts during the year to benefit the mission work of St. Andrew through the upcoming bazaar.

In addition to holiday crafts, there will be the popular attic treasures, used toys, sweet shoppe, used book, tapes and CDs, cookie walk, theme baskets, artisan’s gallery, bake shoppe, silent auction and pre-owned children’s clothing. Lunch with homemade pies will be served 9:30-3 and Santa will visit from 11-1 p.m. with pictures available.

Free clothing

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn United Methodist Church is starting its fifth year at the free clothing store, The Family Closet, located at Fairborn United Methodist Church, at 100 N. Broad St. During 2014, the church offered free clothing, coats and shoes to 298 families including 461 adults, 103 teens and 343 children.

The hours of operation for The Family Closet are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9-11 a.m. Check with the church 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.

Wind in the woods

BEAVERCREEK— Wind in the Woods will play special music for the 11 a.m. service at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 350 N. Fairfield Road. Jenelle Allen, Recorder/viola da gamba. Margaret Erin, Recorder/viola da gamba. Lawrence Pitzer, Lute/Recorder.

Greene County News report compiled by staff.

Greene County News report compiled by staff.