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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will present “Yule Be Glad You Came for This!” starting 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. Join Bengt Gregory-Brown and friends in celebration of the Winter Solstice. This program will incorporate song, story, poetry and ritual from pagan traditions and beliefs surrounding that turning point of the year.

Choir practice for the Dec. 24 holiday program, which will celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the winter solstice, starts at 9:30 a.m. Any community members who would like to join the choir for this performance are welcome to attend December rehearsals. Refreshments and conversation will follow the program beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Christmas program

FAIRBORN — Maple Heights Baptist Church will host “OH Come Let Us Adore Him,” 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 144 Funderberg Road. This is a Christmas music program created by Dove Award-winning arranger/producer Craig Adams. There will be an original dramatic presentation “Attic Window” as well.

Church shows film

XENIA — United AME Church will host T&S Productions Film Tonda Mingus and Charles Byrd in “The Prodigal Wife – The Wayward Woman That God Sent to Him” 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 286 E. Church St. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information call 937-372-3366.


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 our community.

Community Dinners

XENIA — The Arrowbrook Southern Baptist Church, 1124 Upper Bellbrook Road, will host a free meal from 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.-noon 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. During 2016, the church offered free clothing, coats, and shoes to 248 homes in Fairborn plus 23 families in surrounding cities, including 470 adults, 116 teenagers, and 361 children — 947 individuals total.

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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Greene County News

Greene County News report compiled by staff.

Greene County News report compiled by staff.