Church briefs

Holiday Craft and Gift Bazaar

Northside Chapel First Church of God, located at 6820 North Main Street, in Camden, will be holding its Holiday Craft and Gift Bazaar, Nov. 7-9, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be handcrafts, gifts, and baked goods for sale. Homemade soups and sandwiches will also be on sale from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. To inquire regarding vendor space, please call the church office at 937-452-1246 and leave a message or email Space is limited.

Biscuits and Bluegrass

Somerville Community Church will hold “Biscuits and Bluegrass Music,” Saturday, Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m. This will be an open bluegrass jam session. Musicians should bring their instruments. All are welcome to enjoy biscuits and gravy and bluegrass music with family and friends. Biscuits and Bluegrass is hosted by Alan Dunkelberger. The church is located at 207 South Walnut Street in Somerville. For more information call 937-671-7245.

Fall Bazaar slated at Happy Corner

Saturday, Nov. 9, Happy Corner Church of the Brethren in Clayton will be holding its annual Fall Bazaar. The church is located on the corner of Union and Old Salem roads in Clayton. The Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and will feature cabbage rolls, a White Elephant Sale, bake goods, Cookie Room and vendors.

Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale

Brethren Church, located at 32 S. Church Street, New Lebanon, will be hosting their annual bazaar and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will feature: baked goods, hand-crafted holiday items, gently used garage sale items, and other gently used items. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., featuring: soups, sandwiches, pies, and beverages. Elevator is available east side of the church.

Veterans Day Tribute

Community Christian Church, located at 11 Dorsey Akers, West Alexandria, is having a special Veterans Day Tribute Service on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Trinity Lutheran Holiday Bazaar

Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 511 North Commerce Street, Lewisburg, will be hosting their 16th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a wide variety of vendors, including: Christmas crafts, wreaths, wooden crafts and furniture, jewelry, baked goods, jams, candy, Tupperware, Avon products, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Thirty-One, LuLaRoe, Young Essential Oils, Discovery Toys, Mary Kay, Pink Zebra, Colorstreet Nails, Aloe-Based Products, Loom Rugs & Keto baked goods, blankets, t-shirts & cups, Paparazzi, Norwex Products, Origami Owl, Hair Bows, Chalk Couture, and more. A lunch stand will be available. For more information, connect Trinity Lutheran Church at 937-962-2741 or Cheryl Scheiding at 937-962-2940.

Community Thanksgiving Meal

Gratis Church of the Brethren, located at 203 N. Ada Doty Street, Gratis, will be hosting a community Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1-3 p.m. Public is welcome.

Lewisburg Baptist Church Women’s Retreat

Lewisburg Baptist Church will be holding its second annual Women’s Retreat on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. They will be going through the story of “The Five Little Pigs” and learning how each pig relates to their daily lives and walk with Christ. The day will feature: light breakfast and lunch, “Women at Risk” pop-up boutique that will benefit women, men, and children who have been victims of human trafficking, and the making of a fall decor piece – they simply ask those in attendance to bring an old sweater they don’t mind cutting up! Please RSVP to Christy Dempsey, (937)-219-6100.

Camden Church Shoebox Receiving Center, Nov. 18-25

The First Southern Baptist Church in Camden will once again be a receiving center for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry. Started by Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse, this ministry touches children worldwide with a Christmas gift and opportunity to hear about the ministry. The church is located at the corner of Ohio 725 and U.S. 127. Call 937-452-7291 for additional information.

Visitation Catholic Church community dinners

Visitation Catholic Church, B.V.M., 401 East Main Street, Eaton, has announced monthly community dinners for 2019 will be on the following days: Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. The meals are held usually on the last Thursday of the month in the church hall, to the rear of the church. The hall, which is handicap accessible, may be entered off the parking lot. There is no charge for the meal. Anyone is welcome. Questions, call 456-3380.

Griefshare in Camden

Surviving the holidays may be how you feel about this time of year. You are not alone. Come be encouraged and loved at First Southern Baptist Church in Camden, Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9-11 a.m. Contact Alan or Muriel at 937-452-3028.

Awana, Youth Ministry Wednesday nights in Camden

The First Southern Baptist Church in Camden has resumed a new year of AWANA Bible Club for ages Pre -school through 6th grade each Wedesday night from 6:30-8 p.m. Student Pastor Joel Betts invites any youth in 7-12th grade for worship and Bible study to join in on Wednesday nights as well. Visit

Gospel Light Baptist Church

Gospel Light Baptist Church has announced the following service times: Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship, 6 p.m. and Wednesday Kids AWANA Clubs and Worship, 7 p.m. Gospel Light Baptist Church is located at 1407 N. Barron St. (Next to McDonald’s). For more information contact the church at 937-409-2903 or visit