Local Religion Briefs


Family Fun & Movie Night

The Leesburg United Methodist Church will present its first Family Fun & Movie Night of 2015 on Friday, June 26. This free event will feature the movie “Paddington.” Activities will begin at 7 p.m. on the grounds of LUMC, located at 117 Church Street in Leesburg. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Movie begins at sunset. All minors must be accompanied by a parent/adult for the evening. There will be fun activities, hot dogs, popcorn, sodas, and cookies. There will also be a free drawing for a movie package for a family of four at Star Cinemas in Hillsboro.

Other upcoming free movie nights at LUMC are scheduled for:

• Friday, July 17, -“Big Hero 6.” Activities begin at 8 pm, and the movie starts at sunset.

• Friday, Aug. 7 – “The Muppets Most Wanted.” Activities begin at 8 p.m., and the movie starts at sunset.

A rain date is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21. Activities will begin at 8 p.m., and the movie will start at sunset.

Funds for blankets

Highland County Church Women United is collecting funds to purchase heavyweight blankets to be distributed to economically disadvantaged families in Ohio. These blankets offer warmth and relief during dangerously cold weather. Those who would like to contribute to this project can contact Valeta Doorneweerd at (937) 393-5099. The purpose of Church Women United is to encourage church women to come together in a visible community to witness their faith in Jesus Christ and, enabled by the Holy Spirit, to go out into every neighborhood and nation as instruments of reconciling love.

Soup’s On free meal

The Soup’s On free meal will be served Saturday, June 27 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and praise begin at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is served, eat-in only, from 5-6 p.m. The menu will be smoked sausages on a bun, baked beans, potato salad, assorted desserts and drinks.

Open Door free meal

The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield Methodist Church will be held Saturday, June 27. Eat-in serving is from 4 to 4:30 p.m. The menu will be hot dogs, potato chips, baked beans and dessert.

Free bag lunches

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 234 N. High St., Hillsboro, will hand out free bag lunches to all children every Monday from 11:13 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until school starts back up. There is not paperwork or a charge for these lunches. This is a ministry of the church to the young people of the community. Take out will be available and all children are welcome. Call Judi with questions at 937-205-4292.

Rummage/bake sale

The Fall Creek ladies of the USFW will have a rummage/bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The church is located at 11345 Karnes Rd., Hillsboro.

Vacation Bible School

The New Hope Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School on July 8, 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. “Bible Blast to the Past Discovering God’s Everlasting Love” will be for ages 3 years to teens. It will be held at the church, 128 E. Beech St., Hillsboro. For more information, call 937-393-5215.

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