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Raising the roof

SPRINGFIELD — Dove Pentecostal Assembly will host a southern gospel concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct 15 at the church 424 Soth Fountain Ave. The concert is to help raise $11,000 needed for a new roof for the church.

Singing will be three local groups, all from the Miami Valley. At least one of them has gotten some national attention and lots of air time on southern gospel radio. That’s the Gibbons Family. Grace Rain and Master Sounds are both very talented groups and will sing the glory down.

UU Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS – The Unitarian Universalists Fellowship of Yellow Springs will present “A Heroine for All Ages” beginning 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 by Rev. Ann Fox, Minister Emerita of the Unitarian Memorial Church, Fairhaven, Mass. In the 1960s and 1970s, at a time when the United States was in the midst of war, a woman who called herself “Peace Pilgrim” (as her first and last names) walked the highways and byways of the US and Canada with only the clothes on her back and her dark blue tunic emblazoned with “Peace Pilgrim.” She talked about peace with anyone who would listen and at many UU congregations, and still inspires people all over the world to walk and work for peace.

The UU of Yellow Springs invites the community to hear her story and ponder their own. Youth programming is available for those in preschool through sixth grade. Coffee, tea, snacks and chatting will take place beginning at 11:45. A social justice committee meeting will follow beginning at noon.

Blessing of the animals

FAIRBORN – Trinity United Church of Christ will hold its annual “Blessing of the Animals” beginning 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. The blessing is a tradition based on the recognition, noted most visibly by St Francis of Assisi, that people share the earth with God’s many creatures and give thanks for all that animals do to enrich lives. Rev Gene Cline will officiate the service, which will take place in the church parking lot. The church is located at 821 N. Central Ave. For more information call the church at 937-878-5701 or email

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.

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