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October 22, 2020

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Trunk or treat at Trinity Lutheran Oct. 30

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, will host a Trunk or Treat event Friday, Oct. 30 (rain date-Saturday, Oct. 31) at 5:30 p.m, in the church parking lot. 

All events will be outdoors and Covid protocol will be observed. There will be cars/vehicles with decorated trunks, people handing out free goodies, free pumpkin decorating and games. Food will be available for purchase.  


St. Mary's Catholic youth fundraiser - they will "boo your yard"

St. Mary’s Catholic Church youth are in the midst of a “Boo My Yard” fundraiser this month. Proceeds from the project go toward youth to attend summer camp next year. 

Here’s how it works:
For a fee, youth will visit your yard and scatter toys and candy filled eggs, plus some spooky webbing. Orders for this Halloween fundraiser are being taken now through Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Your yard will be "booed" on Friday evening, Oct. 30.


Emmanuel UCC fall festival Saturday

Emmanuel United Church of Christ invites the community to its fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Activities include trunk or treat  and food from 4 to 6 p.m., according to Jeremy Mann, pastor.

The church reminds viewers that its “Messy Church” is from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, and Nov. 21.

Messy Church is for parents and grandparents to come, color a picture with children or grandchildren, make a craft and hear a story about how God works in the lives of people.

The church located at 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton.


Rev. Katherine Beckett named interim pastor at St. John's UCC

Pastoral leadership is her second career after being a probate court paralegal

Rev. Katherine Beckett joined the St. John’s United Church of Christ as its interim pastor in September.

This is her second career, after being a probate court paralegal. Rev. Beckett holds a master’s of divinity degree and master of arts in counseling ministry from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware.

“My ministry focus is in grief counseling,” she said. She has served as a hospital chaplain and was ordained in the ministry in 2010.


Bluffton Presbyterian holds chicken/pork chop dinner fundraiser

Drive-thru dinner Oct. 9; tickets on sale now

Bluffton Presbyterian Church will hold a drive-thru chicken/pork chop fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, behind the church in the municipal parking lot.

Tickets are $8 each with options for: half-chicken, baked potato, applesauce, roll, or pork chop in place of chicken.

All proceeds go to Deacons Aid Fund for local missions.


Trinity Lutheran observes Shipwreck Remembrance on Sunday

"Schiffbruchsgottesdienst!" and the Famous Dove

Members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, will observe the annual Shipwreck Remembrance on Sunday, Sept. 13.

The services, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. will give praise to the Lord for saving the lives of passengers on the “Famous Dove” when it was shipwrecked off the east coast of the United States on Sept. 17, 1831.

Many of the passengers coming from Germany were the founders of Trinity. During a terrible storm, the passengers prayed and sang hymns. The next morning, they saw that they were just off the coast of Virginia.