Church briefs


Justis hits milestone

Pastor David O. Justis, of the Lewisburg First United Church of Christ, made history as the longest-serving pastor in the church’s history when he marked his 21st year serving the congregation this past Sunday. Pastor Justis, an Eastern Shore of Maryland native, accepted the congregation’s call the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2000.

During his ministry at the church, Pastor Justis has conducted hundreds of funerals and several weddings and baptisms. He preceded Rev. Henry Miller Herman as the church’s longest-serving pastor, who served 20 years from 1861-1881.

A reception for Pastor Justis will follow Sunday worship on Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in the church’s Parish Hall.

Christmas concert at Somerville Community Church

“My Brother’s Keeper” will perform at Somerville Community Church on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. There will be fellowship and food after the concert. My Brother’s Keeper is a Cincinnati-based bluegrass/folk band with a contemporary sound, energetic live shows, creative musicianship and positive lyrics, according to organizers. The church is located at 207 South Walnut Street, Somerville. All are welcome; a love offering will be taken. For additional information, call 937-671-7245.

Little Shop of Sharing Christmas Bazaar

The Little Shop of Sharing Christmas Bazaar will be held at the Dover, 100 S. Lafayette, Camden, Friday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be vendors, crafts, baked goods and food served both days. The public is invited to come shop for last-minute Christmas gifts.