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August 18, 2019

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"God bless the wheels" Aug. 18 at Trinity UMC

Trinity United Methodist Church, 2022 State Route 103, Bluffton, will hold a "God bless the wheels" event on Sunday, Aug. 18.

The outdoor blessing of the wheels begins at 11:30 a.m. following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

The wheel blessing includes motorcycles, bicycles, tricycles, antique cars and anything with wheels.

There will be a bouncy house train rides for the kids, a kids' pedal tractor pull and
 food and refreshments.


Riley Creek UMC celebrates addition completion on Aug. 18

The Riley Creek United Methodist Church, 7102 Road M, Ottawa, will celebrate a addition to its historic country church on Sunday, Aug. 18.

There will be a celebration and recognition service at 4 p.m. and a picnic potluck at 6 p.m.

This church has been one room, without plumbing or running water since1882. The congregation broke ground for the addition in October. 

The addition includes  restrooms, a kitchen, air conditioning, a utility room and a fellowship hall. 


Free school supplies distributed on Aug. 10

The Bluffton Ministerial Association and Bluffton Community Assistance Program will provide free school supplies to Bluffton school district children on the free and/or reduced lunch program again this year.

The distribution takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 10, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton.

The sponsoring groups suggest to call the church to enroll your child at 419-358-5641.


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Sister Carol Inkrott retires after 17 years as St. Mary's pastoral leader

Sister Carol Inkrott celebrates her final mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Sunday.

Serving since 2002, she is the senior pastoral leader in the local ministerial community, having served here 17 years.

Rev. John McLoughlin, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, becomes the parish full-time pastor on Aug. 10. His official installation by Toledo Diocese Bishop Daniel Thomas is Saturday, Sept. 20.


Emmanuel UCC ice cream social Aug. 2

Emmanuel United Church of Christ is holding an ice cream social on Friday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes shredded chicken or sloppy joe sandwiches, chicken noodles, baked beans, a variety of salads, pies and cakes, plus beverages and, ice cream.

The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children (ages 10 and under).

The church is located at 8375 Phillips Road.


Pandora United Methodist hosts community meal July 31

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal on Wednesday, July 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St. (Route 12), Pandora. 

The meal this month is provided by the Hilty Home. The menu is chicken croissant sandwich, macaroni salad, chips, strawberry shortcake and beverages.