CHURCH BRIEFS


Wilmington UMC hosts ‘Conversations that Matter’

The Wilmington United Methodist Church will host the second in their monthly series of “Conversations That Matter” from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. This month the topic is diversity as it applies to sexual orientation as well as other subjects. The guest speaker will be Morgana Bailey, who will speak via her recorded TED Talk on the topic of “The Danger of Hiding Who You Are.”

Prior to her TED Talk, Morgana Bailey had been hiding her true self for 16 years. In this brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences. Following the presentation the audience will be encouraged to engage in a structured table talk with a small group of other participants, after which there will be a brief plenary discussion. The community is invited to attend this important discussion.

The Wilmington United Methodist Church is sponsoring “Conversations That Matter” as “part of their ministry to the Clinton County community in hopes that, through dialogue, we will come to know, understand, and love one another as the gospel calls us to do.”

For more information, please contact the church at 937-382-1465 or wilmingtonumc@cinci.rr.com.

Free community dinner at Grace UMC

Grace United Methodist Church in Blanchester will be hosting a free dinner for the community Thursday, Oct. 22 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church. They extend a warm welcome to anyone in the community to enjoy a delicious dinner and a chance to visit with their neighbors.

All are welcome and invited to come. The church is on the corner of Wright and Center streets in Blanchester. For more information call (937) 783-3655.

Concert at Sabina Church of Christ

Sabina Church of Christ is hosting a concert with Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson Bandat at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Everyone is welcome. A love offering will be taken.

Election day meals at Lees Creek UCC

The Ladies of Lees Creek United Church of Christ are busy in the kitchen making homemade chicken and noodles and pies for their annual Election Day Meals.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3 they will be serving lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — adults $8 and children $4. Meals include everything from beverage to dessert. They open their doors again for an evening meal from 5-7 p.m. featuring chili and ham sandwiches. They offer carry-out for those who can’t come in and stay a while.

Get out and vote then head over to 57 Cox Road in Lees Creek near East Clinton High School.

Sabina Christian Women meet

The Oct. 5 meeting of the Sabina Area Christian Women was held at the Sabina Methodist Church. The ladies of the church served a delicious meal prior to the business meeting.

Danielle Combs and Dar Hensley represented Stepping Stones Ranch and explained their goal of maintaining a residential youth ranch helping youth of Clinton County overcome life obstacles. There is a shortage of such programs for older youth. They told of the equine program at the ranch. The ranch is supported mostly by donations and they also welcome volunteers to teach skills such as sewing, cooking, budgeting, etc.

Following their presentation those attending voted to make a donation to the ranch. Among other business a donation was made to Sabina’s Community Christmas basket fund. The Methodist Church will again host the November meeting to be held on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. All area ladies are welcome to attend no matter what your church affiliation may be.