Troy First News & Upcoming Events


A family of faith living on mission in the light of God’s love


June 20th, 2021

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*Pelotonia 2021 is a GO! On August 7th Team Schilling will be on the road again, riding our bicycles with thousands of others from the Pelotonia Community, with one goal in mind --- END CANCER

YOU can continue to make a difference!  Every dollar matters! No contribution is too small and 100% goes directly to cancer research.  Make your tax-deductible donation:

online with a credit card

for Jenny at   

for Jeff at

for Sarah at


OR send a check to our address (591 Chartwell Ct., Troy) made out to Pelotonia (NOT TO US) and we can submit it for you

First Place Food Pantry & Partners In Hope

First Place Food Pantry, as well as Partners in Hope are honored to be among the finalist in the Miami County Non-Profit give away with Greenville Federal.  The Non-profit with the most votes by June 30th will get a 10k check. If you feel led to vote for the non-profit you love to support, it would be greatly appreciated! WE CAN VOTE ONCE PER EMAIL ADDRESS DAILY on Facebook by going to Greenville Federal’s Facebook page. Check out their websites and Facebook pages for more information on what they will use the check for if they receive the check.

Enjoy a little Father’s Day special music June 20th

Fran and Cheryl Wyatt, and their band from the Dayton Jazz Festival will be leading worship at 9:30AM and will bless us with some special music at 11:00AM as well!


*June 27th 6-8pm we have something for everyone in the family!

Join the Men’s cookout at Troy Community Park- shelter 15, The Women’s Faith Talk in the Worship Center of First Place Christian Center, Youth Group in the Youth Room (basement First Place).  Childcare is available.


Choir News

A Fourth of July Spectacular

You will not want to miss our 4th of July line up! We will have special guest Rev. David Boyles, former Chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery, paired with Mark Rogers leading our choir with some red, white, and blue!  

"On Sunday, July 4th, the choir, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble, will be singing 2 numbers during the 11:00 service: “Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” It appears, however, we may be a little shorthanded that day and could use a little help - particularly men’s voices, but all are welcome. We will rehearse Thursday evenings, 6-24 and 7-1 at 7:00 in the sanctuary. Feel free to contact Mark Rogers with any questions,

Tesoros de Dios

Today, you can make a difference in a child’s life-a child who is in need of care. Tesoros de Dios is the only FREE center for kids with disabilities in Nicaragua. Sponsors are vital to every child- and in everything, we do at Tesoros. Today you can join our community and partner with us in serving the children of Nicaragua.  If you are interested in learning more check out their website > or meet with Bob Schuller in the Gathering room May 23rd and he will answer any questions.

Phone Directory

We have an updated paper or digital phone directory.  If you would like a paper directory they will be on a table in the Gathering room and at First Place on the informational table, one per family or if you would like a digital one email me, and I will email you one.

*Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening will be at First Place Christian Center on Tuesday, August 10th, see attached flier on the email blast as to where to call and register or click HERE.

Prayer Garden Bricks

We are planning a path of personalized bricks in our new prayer garden. These bricks can be in memory of a loved one, to honor someone important in your life, or as a thank you.  There is an order form attached to our weekly email blast, order forms on the Gathering room table, or simply click HERE.


Children’s Ministry Is Open!

Sunday school (Preschool - 3rd)

Children's moment

Acolytes (2nd – 5th)

Jesus and me (JAM), during 11:00AM traditional service. 

Looking to serve? 

Adult/Parent volunteers needed. Please contact Taylor Martin, 317-496-1324 or email

*Nursery Help Needed
We are in need of an adult to serve in the church nursery Sunday morning 8:45am-12:15pm. This is a paid position and a background check is required. Contact Taylor Martin 317-496-1324 for more information.

Church Camp Strikes Back

Church Camp is back this year and offered for grades 2-12.  This year camp will be August 5th-8th. For more information click HERE, or contact the church office 937-335-2826


Richards Chapel Lunch Program

As we continue to navigate this pandemic and continue serving the community, the Richards Chapel lunch program would like to ask if anyone is aware of individuals who might be interested in cooking for our program, one or two days a week.  We serve Monday through Thursday from noon to 1:00pm and are currently just serving carryout.  Currently, we have a GREAT cook but we also need backup. Please have the person(s) contact me. Also, if anyone has extra food, including shelf staples, please let us know.  We can always use them. Blessings, Pastor Kima, questions call 937-689-4715.

North & East Sanctuary Doors Are Open

The north doors (Franklin St.) are open and you can enter church through those doors for both the 8:00AM and 11:00AM services. Bulletins will be given out by greeters or you will find them right inside the sanctuary on the heater.

Welcome Team

Since we are opening up and more people are attending services, we are adding greeters at the Franklin St. and Cherry St. doors. Help us create the most loving and welcoming church we can as a greeter. If you are interested, please contact me, Nancy Johnson, at or at 937-308-0019 or find me on Sundays at the 11:00AM service. I am looking for greeters for both the 8:00AM and 11:00AM services. Thanks so much for your willing participation.

*Offering plates

Starting in July offering plates will be passed during the 8:00AM and 11:00AM services. We will be in need of 3-4 people to pass the plates during the offering time. If you would be willing to pass the offering plate, contact Nancy Johnson at or 937-308-0019 or sign up outside the office door.

Take Them a Meal

We are hoping to expand our meal ministry and would love to extend the invitation to all of our church family to become involved!  It's easy, we add your email to our Take Them a Meal listing and whenever a need comes to my attention we will send an email giving you the details.  If you are able to help with this request you sign up.  If not, there is no pressure and you will receive an email the next time we have a need.  Please email me at or call the church office at (937) 335-2826.



If you have a heart for helping brothers & sisters in recovery, bake some cookies, 2 dozen, anything from homemade to Oreo’s. They can be brought into the church office on Thursday’s between 9AM-5PM.  There is a signup sheet outside the office or you can call the office 937-335-2826 with a date you would like to provide cookies.



There is several dates in September and the rest of the year to sign up for altar flowers. You can sign up outside the office or call the church office, 937-335-2826.

Troy First AV Team

Looking to get involved? For more information, contact Jonathan at


Getting To Know You - Coffee with Pastor Chris

The invitation is always open.  Whether you like coffee, tea, lunch, or better yet, ice cream, Pastor Chris would love to spend an hour with you getting to know and listening to your life story.  If you haven’t had a one on one time yet and/or with your own family, he wants to meet with you!  Call or email, and he would be honored to visit, whether it is out and about, at church or somewhere else you prefer. Call the church office to make an appointment, 937-335-2826.


1st Friend of Week cards are located on the prayer counter on the table at the First Place Worship Center.  If you would like to send a card please fill one out and place it in the red basket on the prayer counter where the wooden prayer box is located.  We will make sure it gets delivered to our special friend.

White Rose

A white rose has been placed on the altar in memory of Vickie Boone.


*Altar Flowers

This week's altar flowers are given to the Glory of God in honor of our parent’s 60th wedding anniversary Lowell & Mary Davis on June 25th by Valerie Collins, Vaughn Davis and our family.


*First Friends Of The Week!

Lowell & Mary Davis                        Maxine Bechtol

(60th anniversary June 25)               (birthday 6/16)

145 Finsbury Ln.                              56 Daisy Court

          Troy, OH 45373                               Tipp City, OH 45371


Hospital Visits

If you are admitted to a hospital and desire a Pastoral visit, PLEASE call or have a family member call the church to let us know.  Due to HIPPA laws the hospital will not notify us unless you specifically ask them to notify your church Pastor.  We go when we know, please call 937-335-2826.

Please note: Many healthcare facilities have suspended Pastoral visits due to COVID-19, except under end of life circumstances. Please feel free to call the church office and make special arrangements, 937-335-2826.


*Please keep Jim Arnett and his family in your prayers he has been transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in the oncology department, room 5572.

Prayer Chain

If you would like to join the FUMC prayer chain or if you have a prayer request that you would like the members to pray for, please email Brad and Laura Bemus at or call 937-524-9145.


*Thank you church family for the beautiful yellow floral arrangement that graced our sanctuary on June 6th.  Also thanks to Tom & Sarah Haydon for providing them and to Connie Goldner for delivering them to me.  I have it in my living room and every time I pass them, I give thanks to God for giving me such a loving church family.  It is so good to be able to attend church in person again and enjoy the fellowship with others. 

May God bless all of you,

Nancy Yantis


*Thank you church family for the lovely cards and kind words I received as First Friend of the week. 


Gail Laufer


Let's Go

Are you ready to travel?  We are ready to travel…but we need you.  We still have openings on most trips this year.  Even if the down payment date has passed call Diana @ 937-216-7088 to see if we can still add you on.  We have added on another trip to Santa Claus, Indiana and the Christkindlmarkt (was scheduled for 2020) Nov. 19-21, flyer is on the table across from the office.



First News Announcements 

If you have any upcoming events, latest news or prayer concerns, please email the information to, or call the office, 937-335-2826.


Stewardship News

A weekly report on the financial status of Jesus’ ministry here at Troy First can be sent to you via email if you sign up for the weekly “First News & Information” OR click HERE.


Lost and Found

If you are missing; a black “First Place Recovery t-shirt”, a book called “Waggish”, several water bottles, several pairs of glasses, a phone charger, men’s black gloves, please stop by the lost and found outside the church office.


Sunday: June 20

5:00pm Narcotics Anonymous

6:00pm Troy First Youth

Monday: June 21

11:30am Troy Noon Optimists Meeting

12:30pm Narcotics Anonymous

2:00pm Women’s Exercising Class

6:30pm Narcotics Anonymous

Tuesday: June 22

3:00pm Virtual Market

6:30pm Women's Support Group

Wednesday: June 23

12:00pm Narcotics Anonymous

2:00pm Women’s Exercising Class

6:00pm Women's Alcoholics Anonymous

6:30pm Men’s Support Group

Thursday: June 24

9:00am Men's Bible Study (Zoom)

10:00am Crochet & Knitting Class

6:00pm Women's Alcoholics Anonymous

6:30pm Midweek Vespers

7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

7:00pm First Place Recovery

7:00pm Trustees Meeting

7:00pm Contemporary Worship Rehearsal

Friday: June 25

12:30pm Narcotics Anonymous

6:00pm Troy First Youth Bonfire

Saturday: June 26

6:30pm First Place Recovery Worship

8:30pm Alcoholics Anonymous