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St. John's UCC choir presents Christmas cantata Sunday

The choir of St. John's United Church of Christ will present the cantata, "The Glory of Christmas," by composer Lloyd Larson, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m. 

The choir is under the direction of Dr. Crystal Sellers-Battle, associate professor and chair of the Bluffton University music department.  All are welcome to attend.  The church is located at 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton.


Family Carnival on Sunday, Dec. 16 at County Line Church

Check out the dessert buffet

County Line Church of the Brethren are hosting a family-friendly Christmas Carnival on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event boasts lots of carnival games and prizes, including reindeer ring toss, fishing with candy canes, and build-a-snowman relay, plus a 9-hole mini golf course. There will also be a dessert buffet provided, and a chance to sing your favorite carols.


Souler energy

The church marquee at St. John's United Church of Christ offers a word of encouragement as it proclaims: Souler Energy Used Here.


Christmas bazaar at Bluffton Baptist Church Dec. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Santa will be there from 1 to 3 p.m.

Bluffton Baptist Church, 345 County Line Road, will hold a Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the church.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with youth of all ages from 1 to 3 p.m.

The event includes vendors and many crafters including: Thirty-One, Younique, Norwex, Paparazzi, Molly J Designs, Happy Place Felt Boutique, Homemade Jams and Cookies, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Lularoe, Kiley’s Krafts, Nana’s Keep It Natural, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Designs by Angela, Hand Sewn and Crochet, Vinyl Creations and more.


Pandora United Methodist Christmas cantata Dec. 9

The Pandora United Methodist Church Choir will  present a Christmas Cantata, “Morning Star” written by Lloyd Larson on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 9:30 a.m. during the worship service.

The church service and refreshments in the fellowship hall afterwards are open to the public. The choir is directed by Pat Basinger and accompanied by Pat Michel. The church is located on State Route 12 at 108 E. Washington Street in Pandora. The Rev. Duane Kemerley is the pastor. 


Riley Creek UMC Christmas carol sing Dec. 2

Riley Creek United Methodist Church invites the community to its 47th annual Christmas Carol Sing on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., according to Rev. Duane Kemerley, pastor. 

The program will feature congregational singing of many traditional carols, as well as readings from scripture about Jesus’ birth, special performances by the Pandora United Methodist Church Choir, Ottawa Saints Peter and Paul Choir, other musicians, and a candle-lighting ceremony.