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October 17, 2017

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Ministerial Association song-fest at Fall Fest'

Music from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 23 on Presbyterian lawn

New to this year's Bluffton Fall Festival is a song-fest of sorts sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association, according to Rev. Jeremy Manns, pastor or Emmanuel United Church of Christ.

"The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) will set up a tent on the lawn of the Presbyterian Church as a sign of our local faith communities coming together in worshiping God through song," he told the Icon.

Performances by musicians from Bluffton congregations will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Pandora United Methodist community meal Aug. 30

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 5:30 p.m.  in the church fellowship hall,108 E. Washington St., Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by Wednesday Witnesses. Menu will be beef and noodles, vegetable, applesauce, dessert and beverage.

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

Bethel Church of Christ, 4014 County Road 304, Ada, will hold a free community-wide student event “URGE,” from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at the church.

According to event sponsors: “The focus of URGE is to encourage students (junior high through college age) to do well in the upcoming school year, but more importantly, to urge them to be who God wants them to be in their schools.”

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Presbyterians open "A Little Free Pantry"

A Little Free Pantry is now open in downtown Bluffton.  It is located on the grounds of the Bluffton Presbyterian Church near the Family Dollar parking lot.  The community is invited to donate food or personal products. 

Anyone needing these products is welcome to take them at any time. No registration is necessary.

The pantry contains canned vegetables and proteins, pasta, powdered milk, personal care products and other shelf stable items. Selection will vary.

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Looking for some drama?

How about adding a dinner - it's Friday to Sunday at Ebenezer Mennonite

Photos by Jamie Nygaard
Tickets are now on sale for the Ebenezer Drama Ensemble production of  "The Service at Rocky Bluff," a two-act musical comedy.

Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5-6, at Crossroads Ministry Center, 8905 Columbus Grove Road.

In a dinner theatre format, tickets are $10 and include dinner beginning at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m.

The proceeds will be donated to our Small Town Super Hero: Owen Weaver.

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Mt. Cory-Pleasant View VBS starts July 31

The Mount Cory and Pleasant View United Methodist Churches will hold
 Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug. 4 from 7
- 8:30 p.m. at the Mount Cory UM Church, 300 N. Main St. Mount Cory. 

SonQuest Rainforest VBS is open to ages 4 (must be potty -trained) through grade 7 and will include music, stories, crafts and more. 

For additional info and/or to register, check the Facebook page:  Mount Cory United Methodist Church. 

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Bluffton food pantry low on supplies

Here's a list of needed items; take donations to St. John's UCC

The Bluffton Area Food Pantry has distributed food and other essential supplies to approximately 50 area families this summer.

The pantry’s supplies are running a bit low and could use some reinforcements, according to Ed Yeager, board president of the Bluffton Community Assistance Program.

Item may be delivered to St. John’s United Church of Christ.

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Inner-church dialogue: Knowing and hearing the stories

Stories of Catholics and Anabaptists

“Knowing and Hearing the Stories,” an inner-church dialogue, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Bluffton First Mennonite Church.

The dialogue is a response to a request from the Maumee Valley Presbytery to hear stories of Anabaptists and Catholics, as they observes the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, “lamenting the violence and division that took place between Christian sisters and brothers.”

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Tickets on sale for Ebenezer Drama Ensemble dinner theatre

Aug. 4-5-6 performance of 'Service at Rock Bluff" - proceeds support Bluffton's Small town Super Hero

Tickets are now on sale for the Ebenezer Drama Ensemble production of  "The Service at Rocky Bluff," a two-act musical comedy.

Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5-6, at Crossroads Ministry Center, 8905 Columbus Grove Road.

In a dinner theatre format, tickets are $10 and include dinner beginning at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m.

The proceeds will be donated to our Small Town Super Hero: Owen Weaver.

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Free community dinner July 26 at Pandora United Methodist

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora.

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

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