Troy First News & Upcoming Events


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


August 8, 2021

*denotes an announcement’s first two weeks of appearance


LightReaders are pleased to present "Lift Me to Higher Ground" at the 8:00 and the 11:00 services on August 8th. We lift up our hearts to the Audience of One as we share the power of the Word enacted as it can refocus our minds and our hearts. We steadfastly believe our Creator will use us through the performing arts to build His kingdom.


*Pencil boxes will be passed after the regular offering plates for those who want to contribute to our Back to School Outreach ministry with Kyle Elementary and First Presbyterian's ministry for all Troy City Schools.


Life Line Screening will be at First Place Christian Center on Tuesday, August 10th, see attached flyer on the email blast as to where to call and register.  If you register by calling Jennifer at 610-999-2764, you will save the $9.00 fee for a physician to read your screenings and receive a $10.00 discount.


The Troy Mayors’ Concert featuring Oakwood Brass will be held on Prouty Plaza in downtown Troy on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  Troy’s own mezzo soprano, Rachael Boezi will sing The National Anthem. This summer event is being presented through the generosity foundations, corporations, and individuals allowing us to offer the concert free of charge to the public.  Please bring your own lawn chairs and join us for an evening of delightful music.   (Rain location: Hobart Arena). 


Our church is having a big party to celebrate the new school year! Things you can expect from this huge party is music, food, fun, and an inflatable for the kids and a dunk tank with a few special stars sitting within the dunk tanks! Make sure you're around for this event. 12-3pm, right after church on Cherry Street.

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

Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening will be at First Place Christian Center on Tuesday, August 10th, see attached flyer HERE or on the email blast as to where to call and register.  If you register by calling Jennifer at 610-999-2764, you will save the $9.00 fee for a physician to read your screenings and receive a $10.00 discount.

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.


*Lay Readers Needed

If you love reading scripture and sharing God’s Word, would you prayerfully consider being a Lay Reader?  If you would like to serve in this way, please contact Claudia Rogers, Lay Reader Coordinator, at either, or phone 937-308-0238.  Information will be sent to you via email.  Thank you for considering serving as a Lay Reader.

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.

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.



Please sign up if you have a heart for helping brothers & sisters in recovery, bake some cookies, 2 dozen, anything from homemade to Oreo’s. We have some openings starting in August. They can be brought into the church office on Thursday’s anywhere from 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.


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.

*Altar Flowers

This week's altar flowers are given to the Glory of God in memory of Eugene Herold by Gwen Herold


*First Friends of the week!

Gail & Diana Stickelman (thanks for keeping the courtyard looking great)

735 Chaucer Ln.

Tipp City, OH 45371


*Red Rose

A red rose has been placed on the altar to celebrate the birth of John Robert Weiffenbach V; son of John and Natasha Weiffenbach, grandson of Clyde & Tami Ganger.


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.

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 so much for balloon buddie, it was a real treat. 

Blessings, Diane Gary


Thank you church family for the balloon buddie, I really enjoyed it. 

Howard Ward

*Thanks to the church family for the many cards and good wishes for my birthday and “First Person” of the Week. It is a joy to be part of such a warm and friendly congregation. 

Ray Holmes


*Thank you church family for the “balloon buddie” delivered on my birthday.  What a wonderful surprise! 

God bless!

Jean Jackson


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.  Dayton Dragons game August 17th is $42.00 and you go home with a hat too.  Deposit for Australia is due August 1st.  We still have openings for Ohio Island Hoppin'.


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: August 8

                                                    3:30pm Narcotics anonymous                                                    

5:00pm Narcotics anonymous

                                                               6:30pm Preschool Parent orientation                                                      

                                                          Monday: August 9                                                     

12:30pm Narcotics anonymous  

2:00pm Women’s exercising class

6:30pm Narcotics anonymous    

7:00pm Church council mtg

Tuesday: August 10

                     8:00am Life Line screening                                

       3:00pm Virtual Market                          

                               Wednesday: August 11                                 

12:00pm Narcotics anonymous

2:00pm Women’s exercising class

Thursday: August 12

9:00am Men’s Bible study on zoom

10:00am Crochet & Knitting fellowship

6:00pm Women’s alcoholics anonymous

6:30pm Vespers

7:00pm First Place Recovery

7:00pm Contemporary practice

Friday: August 13

12:30pm Narcotics anonymous

Saturday: August 14

6:30pm First Place Recovery service

8:30pm Alcoholics anonymous