Gorka to speak
DAYTON — First Grace of Dayton will host its Freedom Celebration Sunday, July 8 with Dr. Sebastian Gorka as speaker. Also the Jackson Family will perform mustic for a free concert and they will host the Food Truck Rally 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and speech 8 a.m., 10:45 a.m. workship, 2 p.m. Freedom Celebration. Reserve seating $20. General admission free. Church is located at 2624 Stonequarry Road. For more information call 937-890-6786 or go to www.FirstGrace.com.
Ice cream social
FAIRBORN — The Byron Church, 3230 Trebein Road, will hold its annual ice cream social 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 28. The event will include homemade chicken-n-noodles, hotdogs, desserts and ice cream. Everyone is welcome join in fellowship.
Book of Mormon workshop
BEAVERCREEK — Gain a perspective of the Book of Mormon in a friendly group study setting. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3072 Shakertown Road will offer a a free weekly class on this topic in the chapel 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
Helping responders in crisis
BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Fire Department Auxiliary and Hawker United Church of Christ will host “Assisting Individuals in Crisis,” a two-day seminar from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 27-28. Chaplain Edgar Hatcher, Ed.D., is coming from Missouri to teach the course.
Contact Beavercreek Fire Department Chaplain David Williamson at Beavercreek@firechap.net or Hawker Church at 937-426-0973. There is a $25 discount for early registration.
XENIA — Glory Ministries Church will host its 10th anniversary banquet 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Central State University Ballroom in Wilberforce. Semi-formal attire. To RSVP for the event contact Vermon Dillon 937-681-1462 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Aug. 6.
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.
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.
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. 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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