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July 30, 2015


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You can watch the community worship service on The Icon

Did you miss the Bluffton community worship service on July 26? The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association service took place on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn. For a video of the service, posted on the First Mennonite Church website click this link: https://vimeo.com/134578179


Light Up the Dark 5K Saturday night in Pandora

Plans are underway for a 5K Glow Run at Pandora Missionary Church on Saturday, July 25, at 9:40 p.m. The theme of this year’s race is, “Light Up the Dark,” and will feature various glow aspects along the course, including luminaries, glow attire, and illuminated Bible verses.

“This event is truly unique. It is intended to be fun while at the same time serving a purpose—bringing God’s light and love to our community and those around us,” explains Dan Gratz, coordinator of the event.


Sunday AM community worship focus on VBS theme

Bluffton Area Ministerial Associations (BAMA) will hold its annual community worship service at 9 a.m., Sunday, July 26, on the Bluffton Presbyterian lawn.

Rev. David Good, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian, said, "The service will focus on the Vacation Bible School, which has been this week. The Theme is “Bible Blast to the Past,” and will feature songs by the children who participated in VBS."


VBS is a "Blast from the Past"

Seven area churches partnered in this summer’s Bluffton Community Vacation Bible School hosted by Bluffton Presbyterian Church July 19-23.

Over 120 children age 4 through fifth grade participated.

This year’s curriculum featured Bible Blast from the Past by Standard Publishing. Each day began with an introduction to the Bible story and daily theme, followed by participation at other sites including:

• Timeless Truth Tent where kids will explore the Bible story in a variety of interactive ways;


Pleasant View and Mount Cory UMs hold vacation Bible school

Mount Cory and Pleasant View United Methodist Churches invite children
preschool-12 years of age to join them for "Sonrise" National Park Vacation
Bible School Monday-Friday, August 3-7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mt. Cory UM Church, 300 N. Main St, Mount Cory.


Community worship service on Presbyterian lawn Sunday

The Bluffton community worship service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 26, on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn.

Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the middle school cafetorium.



120 area youth enrolled in Community VBS

Over 120 area children are traveling through time to learn about God's love through the Community VBS program this week. 

Bluffton Presbyterian Church is the host church for the Bible Blast to the Past event.  Six other area churches are providing volunteer leadership for Bible story, crafts, mission and service, snacks and a special preschool track.

Sponsoring churches include: English Lutheran Church, Emmanuel UCC, First Mennonite Church, First United Methodist Church, St.John's UCC, St. Mary's Catholic Church and Bluffton Presbyterian Church.


Pandora UM offers free community meal July 29

The Pandora United Methodist Church will hold a free community meal on Wednesday, July 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by the Hilty Home and the menu is chicken salad croissant, potato salad, baked beans, potato chips and strawberry shortcake and beverage.


Seven churches getting ready for Community VBS

Seven area churches are again partnering in the community-wide vacation Bible school program.

This year’s event will be hosted by Bluffton Presbyterian Church July 19-23 from 6-8 p.m. Children age 4 through fifth grade are welcome to attend, at no cost. Children need not be attenders of any of the seven churches.


Pandora UMC ice cream social July 26

Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora, will hold an ice cream social from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 26, in the fellowship hall.

This event is being hosted by Cub Scout Pack 3226. Menu consists of your choice of sloppy joe, hot dog, or chicken sandwich, plus cole slaw, baked beans, and / or chicken & noodles. Also, there will be lots of homemade pies and Dietsch Brothers ice cream.

Contact information at www.pandoraumc.com.