August 29, 2014


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Register now for MOPS mom-to-mom sale


The MOPS Mom to Mom sale is holding registration for tables at their upcoming event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on September 13 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church.

Participants can register for 3 rectangular or 4 round tables for $15, or 2 round tables for $7. To reserve a space, call Jennifer at 419-296-4835 or Denise at 419-306-7781.


Naked Truth Event, women's conference, early bird tickets on sale

Naked Truth Event, women's conference, is scheduled Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at Shawnee Alliance Church, Lima, according to Kathy Burrus, chair of the event.  

Burrus said, "Ever wonder what God’s opinion is about passion and intimacy in marriage? How does your spiritual health influence your sexual health?"


Free Pandora community meal Aug. 27

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, August 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by the Mission Committee. The menu will be hamburger/hot dog, potato salad, chips, brownie and beverage.


Bethel Church of Christ accepting students into its preschool

Bethel Christian Preschool is now accepting registrations for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. The school is located at Bethel Church of Christ, 4014 County Road 304.

For more information contact Angie Richardson, administrator, 419-648-8125, or Tami Waller, teacher, 419-236-8500.


Food boxes available for P-G families

The churches of Pandora and Gilboa are offering food boxes for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School District.

The boxes are designed to provide nine meals for a family of four. In order to pick up a box, you must register by calling 419-384-3038 by 5 p.m. on August 15.

Boxes will be available to be picked up at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


Joyfulaires Quartet performs at Riley Creek Baptist Aug. 10

Riley Creek Baptist Church will host the Joyfulaires Quartet during their 10:30 a.m. worship service and for a full concert beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, accoridng to Dave Lanquist, pastor.

"The Joyfulaires Quartet is one of the finest southern gospel groups in America and is known for their excellent harmony and tremendous gift to minister," said Lanquist.


Trinity United Methodist host to 5K color charity fun run/walk Sept. 7

Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church will hold a "De Colores Dash" a 5K Color Charity Fun Run/Walk and barbecue chicken dinner later this summer.

The event is at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Bluffton village park. Early registration fee $25 (fee will increase after Aug. 14). Barbecue chicken dinners will be available for pick up at 11 a.m.  Meals are $8 and are encouraged to be ordered in advanced.


Bluffton Area Ministerial Association offers free school supplies for qualifying students

Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) will offer free school supplies for Free-Reduced Lunch Program Students (Kindergarten to grade 5) for this school year.

The supplies will be available for pick-up at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, according to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of St. John’s UCC.

Children who qualify for the free school supplies must be accompanied by an adult to receive the supplies. BAMA asks that parents and caregivers call the church to reserve your child’s supplies.


Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, VBS July 27-31

Vacation Bible School will be held from Sunday, July 27, to Thursday, July 31, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen Street, Jenera.

“Raindrops to Rainbows” is the theme of the program. Children will learn about Jesus as they take a weather related look at God’s promises. Along with Bible lessons, there will be crafts, music and games.


Wishes do come true: St. John's UCC donates $750 to library

Mary Ann Jordan and Carol Groman present a check in the amount of $750 to Esther Birky, Bluffton library youth services coordinator, and Jessica Hermiller, library director.  

The money was raised by the ladies group from St. John’s United Church of Christ through their semi-annual beef and noodle dinners.

Kindles, E-readers, Leggos, and other items from the library “wish list” will be purchased by the library staff.