Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on February 25, 2015 - 8:51pm
Pianist Alsbrooks Smilth will be performing during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at the Mount Cory United Methodist Church, 300 North Main Street, Mount Cory, on Sunday March 1. Smith is currently a pianoteacher in Findlay and a member of St Mark's United Methodist Church. The former college music professor travels around the state performing at many Methodist churches. The service will be led by Pastor Mark Fuerstenau and
is open to the public.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on February 21, 2015 - 4:16pm
Multiple kinds of soups, homemade bread and desserts will be available during the annual soup lunch benefit at Pleasant View United Methodist Church, Bluffton. Serving will be Sunday, March 1, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Donations will benefit a prom to honor those with special needs and disabilities for ages 16 and over. This is a ministry of former Pleasant View member Shane Geisheimer. The church is located at 300 Township Road 37, north of Bluffton. All are welcome. Cost is by donation.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on February 19, 2015 - 7:24pm
The second mid-week Lenten service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Vicar Bryant Laude from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Findlay, (grandson of former Trinity Pastor Donald Laude), will preach on “If One Dies, it Produces Life for Many.”
The choir will sing “Were You There.” A light supper will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The church is at 301 North Main Street, Jenera, and is handicapped accessible. All are welcome.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 18, 2015 - 7:35pm
During March eight Bluffton and Pandora congregations will partner with Samaritan House and Crossroads Crisis Center in Lima, through the “Supply Our Sisters,” (SOS) program, according to Amy Mikesell.
SOS is a month-long collection of feminine hygiene products (pads and tampons of various types) and the churches are collection points.
“Women make up 32 percent of the homeless population. Feminine hygiene products are essential, but are rarely donated to homeless shelters and women’s resource centers,” said Mikesell.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on February 18, 2015 - 10:36am
All are invited to attend First Mennonite Church's Ash Wednesday service at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. The service opens FMC's Lenten series of "Upside Down and Inside Out," with imposition of ashes, prayers around the cross, music, and scripture.
Pastors Steven Yoder and Gloria Hernandez Bucher will lead the service, with Lucia Unrau as pianist.
First Mennonite is located at 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 16, 2015 - 9:02pm
A baked spaghetti dinner is planned at the First United Methodist Church from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18.
The fundraiser benefits the children's/youth missions and camp activities. There are a limited number of tickets at the door. Carryout is available. Call the church at 419-358-8921 for tickets in advance.
The church is located at 116 Church St., Bluffton. The event takes place in the church Fellowship Hall.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on February 14, 2015 - 12:36pm
The Lenten season at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18, with a service at 7 p.m. The first of six Wednesday evening services is titled “Anyone Who Sins is a Slave to Sin”, based on John 8:31-36. Pastor Jeff Bolwerk will deliver the message and the students in kindergarten through eighth grade will sing “Meditation for Lent." A soup supper will be served by the Ladies” Aid from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The church is handicapped accessible and all are welcome.
Trinity is located at 301 North Main Street, Jenera.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on February 11, 2015 - 6:35pm
The Ash Wednesday service for the Mount Cory and Pleasant View United
Methodist Churches will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 at
Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 300 County Road 37, Bluffton.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 5, 2015 - 9:20pm
Tickets are now available for the Transport for Christ Second Chance Chapel banquet planned at Marbeck Center on the Bluffton University campus on Friday, Feb. 20, according to David Lugibihl, chaplain.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the banquet beings at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the group "Three Bridges."
"You meal has been paid for, but you must reserve your place to attend," said Lugibihl. Call Lugibihl at 419-230-3294 to reserve a tickets.