Local religion briefs


Soup’s On free meal

The Soup’s On Free Meal will be held Saturday, July 29 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and Praise is at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is served from 5-6 p.m. The menu will be spaghetti and meat balls, tossed salad, garlic bread, assorted drinks and desserts.

Hillsboro Freewill homecoming

The Hillsboro Freewill Baptist Church will hold its annual homecoming services Sunday, July 30. Special singers will be Family Heritage from the Hocking Hills community. The group uses a variety of instruments and more than one genre of music to convey the message of Christ. It will be singing at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. A carry-in lunch will be held after the morning service and there will be no evening services. All are welcome.

Fruitdale UNM dedication

The Fruitdale United Methodist Church will have a dedication of the new addition on the church and a Blessing of the Bikes on Sunday, July 30. It all starts at 9:45 a.m. There will be entertainment featuring the Mountain Railway Band, eating at noon (free will donation) and them a motorcycle bike ride (rain or shine). All past preachers for the church are invited to attend. The church is located on SR 41, south of Greenfield.

Hillsboro Free Will Baptist Church rummage sale

Hillsboro Free Will Baptist Church, 6360 U.S. Route 50, will hold a rummage sale Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch will be available, as well as a wide variety of items and something for everyone. All are welcome.

Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International dinner meeting

Common Ground Community Church, 7406 Mad River Rd., Hillsboro, will host the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International dinner meeting Saturday, Aug. 5. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by a meeting at 7:45 p.m. Patty Burns will be the guest speaker, and Sim Jones will give special music. Praise and worship by Hearts of Praise. Dinner is $9, and the meeting is free. Dinner reservations can be requested in advance by calling 937-764-2044.

Burns, a mother of three sons and grandmother of eight, was born and raised in Hillsboro. Last year, her congregation merged with Cornerstone Assembly of God under senior pastor Mark Smith.

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