News and Events


Bread Booth Success!: With the large crowds and great weather, The Bread Booth made $1,927.00 this year and sold about 355 loaves of bread! Thanks to all of the bakers and booth workers for another great year! – Karen Lurker


The Journey of Paul Cruise: Gary and Myra are hosting this trip September 7-17, 2024. We will see Rome, Athens, Corinth, Ephesus, Pompei, plus other Mediterranean Sea locations. The brochure is on the Welcome Desk.

Tinkerbell’s Closet – Volunteer Opportunities: We are now open for the 2023 Homecoming season. It takes at least 4 volunteers to serve the girls each time we are open. If you would like to sign up for a night, please add your information to the sign-up sheet at the welcome counter. We are currently open every Thursday from 6-8pm, but more days and times will be added. We are always accepting donations of formal wear, dress shoes, costume jewelry, and clutches as well.
We also have a need for a few volunteers to help without working in the boutique. First, we are in need of someone to make easy repairs to dresses. (Re-attach straps and beads, fix a hole in a seam, etc. No zippers, unless you’re really brave!) The second opportunity involves shopping! We receive monetary donations from our clients for strapless bras. If you are a thrift-shopper, would you please watch for strapless bras? We can offer donated money to take with you or re-imburse you afterward. If you can do either, please contact Kathy Kitchel. Thank you!



C.A.M.P. September/October Wish List: Flour, Sugar, Cooking Oil, Cranberry Sauce, and Sweet Potatoes. Personal Care and Cleaning Products are always needed and wanted. If you are able, grab one or two extra items when you go to the store.

Donations For St. Paul UMC: We continue to accept household items (no furniture) and clothing in good, usable condition. Items may be placed in the coat closet near the media booth. Please have items labeled “mission”.

Operation Christmas Child-Monthly Focus: Thank you for all the donations for this year’s boxes. We are now stickers (boy & girl), socks for older kids, small hairbrushes, small note pads/memo pads/post-it pads, pens, Legos (or store brand), plastic dinos, solar calculators, mini flashlights (with extra batteries), balloons/whistles/kazoos. Items must be small enough to fit with other items in a shoe box! A donation bin is located in the Narthex. Let’s continue to make a difference in the life of a child!

Candy Collection for Astoria Rehab Center: Our church family has been asked to donate bags of candy for the residents of Astoria Rehab Center to hand out to kids on Thursday, Oct. 26th, at their “Trunk or Treat Event”! There is a collection basket on the Welcome Center if you would like to contribute candy to this mission. You may also place a monetary donation in the offering plate and write “Astoria” on your envelope or memo line on your check, and the GO Team will purchase candy.
Also, you may participate in their “Trunk or Treat” event by calling 937-855-2363 and letting them know that you will decorate your car and hand out candy to the kids in our community!
All kids are invited to attend in costume that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 PM!
Thank you for helping with this mission project for our elderly and for the kids in our community!!!


Operation Christmas Child Event: Last Sunday, 12 kids here at church were challenged to fill as many plastic shoe boxes as they could during the worship service and Sunday school. They happily met that challenge, and they filled 49 shoe boxes that will go to boys and girls all over the world!!!
Thank you to all of you who have donated items for the boxes each month!
Another such event is planned for October 15th, during Children’s Church.
We hope to have enough items to fill at least 51 more boxes!!!

New Sunday School Class for Grades 3-5: Hey, kids! There is a new Sunday School class for you, starting TODAY!!! The class will be held in the classroom used for Children’s Church. We will be learning the books of the Bible, Bible verses, reading and learning about Jesus by following the “Trackers of Faith” curriculum & videos, and making some crafts! Invite a friend and come on down to your new Sunday School class!!! 


October 15th: Children’s Church during Worship service. Ages Kindergarten-3rd Grade.

October 22nd: Fall Festival Party 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pumpkin carving, games, refreshments! All kids are invited to attend!

November 19th: Visit Astoria Rehab residents 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Meet at Astoria Rehab to make a craft with the residents and decorate their doors! Bring a snack/goodie bag for each resident-chips/pretzels/cookies/candy corn. Make turkeys to decorate their doors!

December 16th: A Birthday Party for Jesus! 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cake, party goodies, games, & prizes!