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April 30, 2016


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Six to be confirmed at Trinity Lutheran

Six youth will be confirmed on Sunday, May 1, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, in the 10:30 a.m. service. Confirmands include  Nicholas Beach, Hannah Hassan, Trent Hummer, Jayden Mays, Peyton Rettig and Noah VanDermark.  

A regular service will be held at 8 a.m., and at 9:20 a.m., the confirmands will give a review of Bible teachings in a question and answer format. All are welcome to attend and the church is handicapped accessible.


Shannon Upton guest speaker at CL Church of Brethren Mother's Day banquet April 29

Shannon Upton, Christian speaker and author of the Organizing You books, is the guest speaker at County Line Church of the Brethren's Mother's Day banquet, at 6 p.m., Friday, April 29.

Upton helps women clear out their spiritual clutter so they can grow closer to their families and their Lord.

Reserve tickets ($5 adults, $3 youth) by calling the church office at 419-649-5364.

Following her talk her books are available at a discounted price and she will sign them.

For more information about Upton, her books and her ministry check out OrganizingJesusMoms.com.


Bluffton First Mennonite Church celebrates Music Sunday

First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., is celebrating Music Sunday this on Sunday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m.

The service will include a blend of music groups with all of the children's choirs -- Cherubs, Jubilate and Youth, directed by Laura Marie Hartzler; the Adult Bell Choir, directed by Ray Raeburn; Chancel Choir, directed by Mark Suderman. One of the songs by the Jubilate and Youth will even include some men (i.e. dads, grandpas.)

Lucia Unrau is the church organist and Don Hooley will accompany one choir on trumpet.

All are invited to attend the service.


Ebenezer children present spring musical April 24

Ebenezer Mennonite Church children’s choir, Disciple Singers, will present
a spring musical called “The Agape League” on Sunday, April 24,
at 10:15 a.m. in the Crossroads Ministry Center.

The church is located at 8905 Columbus Grove Rd, Bluffton. Everyone is


Bethel Church of Christ planning Aug. 21 "back-to-school" Urge event

Although school is not out for the summer, plans are underway for a late-summer back-to-school event held at Bethel Church of Christ on Sunday, Aug. 21, according to Gideon Fisher, who is planning the event.

The event is called “Urge” and it is a free, community-wide, student, back-to-school event.

Fisher explained the event this way:
“The focus of Urge is to encourage students (junior high through college age) to do well in the upcoming school year but more importantly to urge them to be who God wants them to be in their schools.


Pandora UM hosts free community meal April 27

The Pandora United Methodist Church will hold a free community meal Wednesday,  April 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided  by Lita’s Leaders and friends. The menu is tacos, rice, refried beans, salsa and chips, blueberry muffin and beverage.


Ebenezer Mennonite host to 15th annual wild game event

A free hunting seminar titled “Hunting the Rut” will be given by Charles Alsheimer on Saturday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Mennonite Church. Alsheimer is also speaking at the 15th annual wild game event held later that evening (tickets required) and will again speak during the morning worship service on Sunday, April 10 at 10:15 a.m.


Wild game event April 9 at Ebenezer

Ebenezer Mennonite Church will hold a Wild Game Event at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

This year's speaker is Charles Alsheimer, an award-winning outdoor writer,
nature photographer and whitetail consultant. Alsheimer will present a seminar on "Hunting the Rut" at 3:30 p.m.


Pleasant View UMC soup lunch benefit April 3

Pleasant View United Methodist Church will be hold a Soup Lunch Benefit on
Sunday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pleasant View UMC at 300 CR# 37,

Proceeds will be going to the Mount Cory/Pleasant View UMC Mission Book
Mobile Project. In addition to your monetary donation, you are welcome to
bring a book for the book mobile.


Ministerial Association invites public to participate in Procession of the Cross

Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) invites the public to participate in its March 25 Good Friday Procession of the Cross. This year's walk begins at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

The route follows:
• St. Mary's Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m.
• First United Methodist
• First Mennonite
• St. John's United Church of Christ
• English Lutheran
• Bluffton Presbyterian at noon