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August 20, 2018

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Bethel Church of Christ back-to-school event Aug. 26

"Urge" open to 7th to 12th graders

Bethel Church of Christ, 4041 County Road 304, Ada, holds a  back-to-school “Urge” event for 7th graders through high school seniors and the public, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, at the church.

The event’s focus, according to sponsors, is to encourage students to do well in the upcoming school year and to urge them to be who God wants them to be in their schools.

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Dan Groman: "Fill the truck" event was a great success

"Success! We filled the truck for the Lima ReStore," Dan Groman told the Icon as a result of an Aug. 11 "fill the truck" event in Bluffton.

Groman said the success was due to the outpouring of people who dropped off great items that someone else can use. Items collected will be sold at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, 550 W. Elm St., Lima.

The Bluffton collection project was led by the First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, and Rockport United Methodist Church Missions and Outreach team.

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Two special education-related events planned at Bluffton Presbyterian

Two special education-related recognitions are planned this month at Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

Sunday, Aug. 12 will feature a Back to School Blessing.

"With another fall approaching, it’s time for students, teachers, and staff to return to school. A special Back to School Blessing will be offered during worship on August 12, so that all may prepare for the start of a great year together,” said Rev. Karol Farris, pastor.

Worship on Sunday,  Aug. 19 includes a celebration of College/Young Adult Sunday.

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School supply distribution Aug. 11 at St. John's UCC

Again this year, the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association and the Bluffton Area Community Assistance Program will be provide free school supplies to children on the free and/or reduced lunch program within the Bluffton School District. 

The distribution takes place on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. until noon at St. John's United Church of Christ, 223 West College Ave., Bluffton. 

To enroll your child, please call the church at 419-358-5641. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Fill the truck event Aug. 11

First United Methodist and Rock UMC collecting items for Lima's ReStore

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore will hold a "fill the truck" event from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 11, in the parking lot between Bluffton High School and First Mennonite Church, according to Dan Groman.

Volunteers will accept good, new and used cabinets, sinks, plumbing, building supplies, windows, doors, appliances, office supplies, furniture, electrical, tools, toys and similar items.

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Pandora United Methodist community meal Wednesday

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal on Wednesday, July 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora.  The meal this month is provided by the  Hilty  Home. The menu is chicken salad croissant, baked beans, chips, potato salad, strawberry cake, and beverage.

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