Church briefs


Bible School

Eaton UCC Vacation Bible School, Camp Courage will be held the week of July 6-10 from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6-9 p.m. on Friday. Supper will be provided at 6 p.m. each evening and campers will discover God’s plan to be “strong and courageous.” Friday night activities include a swim party at the Eaton Community Pool. To register your children/grandchildren/neighbors, etc., call the church office at 456-3810.

Help Eaton UCC raise funds by eating at Arby’s on June 24, between the hours of 5-8 p.m. The North Barron Street Arby’s will donate 20 percent of the bill for the evening to the church. Look for the poster containing fliers when you dine in at Arby’s.

Everest VBS

The Lewisburg United Methodist Church will be hosting their summer kids event called Everest VBS. The event will be hosted at the church July 12-16. At Everest, kids discover what it means to hold on to God’s mighty power in everyday life. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, Kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something call God sightings. Each day concludes with Summit Celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join daily for this special time at 5 p.m. for an evening meal followed by VBS. Kids at Everest VBS will join a local missions effort to provide school supplies to children in the Lewisburg area. Everest is for kids from 3-years old to entering fifth grade and will run from 5:45-8:15 p.m. each evening. Pre-registration and available at http:/

For more information, call Karen Warnecke at 937-272-3995 or Lewisburg United Methodist Church.

Ice Cream Social

The Fairhaven Community Church will be hosting their annual old fashioned ice cream social Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Fairhaven Community Church. The event will feature homemade German potato salad, pies, creamed chicken sandwiches, Wimpies, coneys, strawberry sundaes and more!

Patriotic Cantata

The Fairhaven Community Church Choir will be presenting a patriotic cantata, “I love This Land,” on Sunday, July 5 at 6 p.m. The public is invited.

“Journey Off The Map”

Grab your expedition gear and prepare for “Journey Off the Map”! The Community Christian Church in West Alexandria invites the community to join them to discover truths about Jesus- the Ultimate Guide! Kids will enter the Worship Rally at The Overlook and make their first stop in the Tangled Branch Tree House for Bible Study. While on the joinery children will also visits, Survival Springs for snacks, Rappelling Ravine for recreation, Rushing Waters for music, Boulder Bridge for missions, and Shady Grove for crafts. Its vacation Bible School like you’ve never seen it before. Children in grades first through sixth are admitted free June 22-26 from 6-8 p.m. Call 937-839-4988 or 937-366-4390 for more information.

Vacation Bible School

The West Alexandria First Baptist Church located at 6062 Ivy Lane, West Alexandria, will host vacation bible school on June 29, June 30 and July 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Gratis Church of The Brethren Revival

The Gratis Church of The Brethren will be hosting a revival on Sunday, July 5, at 6 p.m., Monday July 6, and Tuesday, July 7 at 7 p.m. The event will feature Brother Donnie Gorum and have music by “Homeward Bound”, a bluegrass group, on Tuesday, Refreshments will follow each service. The church is located at the corner of Ohio 503 and Mack Street in Gratis.


The Wares Chapel UMC invites the public to a “Patriotic Singspiration” at the church on Sunday, June 28, at 7 p.m. All persons of any denomination are invited to join in the hymn singing. A time of fellowship with light refreshments will follow the program.

The church is located west of U.S. 127 at 1060 Foos Road, West Manchester. All facilities are handicap accessible and air conditioned.

Free movie

See the Hit Movie “Do You Believe?” at The First Southern Baptist Church in Camden, Sunday night, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at the corners of U.S. 127 and Ohio 725 in Camden.

VBS in Camden

The First Southern Baptist Church in Camden invites those 5 years old through 12th grade to experience 2015 “Journey off the Map” Vacation Bible School. From 6-8:30 p.m. nightly, July 12-17, it will be a week of learning about what the Bible has to say about the love of God. Call 937-452-7291 for more information.

Community dinner

Visitation Catholic Church, 407 East Main Street, Eaton, will have its monthly Community Dinner on Thursday, June 25. It will be a cookout with all-you-can-eat burgers and hot dogs. There is no charge for the meal which is served from 4-5:30 p.m. in the church hall. Enter at the entrance off the parking lot. Anyone in the community is welcome. The church hall, is handicap accessible. For information call 456-3380.

The next two community dinners will be held July 30.

Crabbs in concert

Jason Crabb, his brother Adam, and a special guest will appear at a special event at Covenant of Peace International Ministries located at 4745 U.S. 127 North in Eaton on Friday, June 26. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and the doors open at 6 p.m. VIP tickets with meet and greet, $25; reserved $20; general seating $15; 13-18 yrs. $5; 12 and under free. To purchase tickets call 937-336-7256. General seating tickets may be purchased at Trinity Christian Bookstore in Richmond, Indiana as well..


Camden United Methodist Church’s “All You Can Eat Breakfast,” will be held the fourth Saturday of every month, 7-11 a.m. Cost is $6.

Go Ministries

Go Ministries International has moved from 5125 U.S. 40, New Paris to West Orchard Street, in West Manchester. This is just eight miles from its former location. Go Ministries is a full gospel/non-denominational church with something for the entire family. Sunday worship and children’s church is at 10:30 a.m. Bible study and Soldiers for Christ Youth services are Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Live bluegrass the first Friday of every month and southern gospel national and local groups, 7-9 p.m. Admission is free and a love offering will be received. For group information, call 937-533-0042. Pastors Doug and Sharon Townsend and the congregation welcome the public.

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