Posted by Fred Steiner on December 22, 2016 - 4:24pm
Ebenezer Mennonite Church's Christmas Eve service begins at 6 p.m. in the Crossroads Ministry Center. Come early to hear beautiful harp music from Youth Pastor David Glick and his mother, Nancy. The service will include Christmas carols, readers' theatre, a devotional, and candle lighting.
The Sunday morning Christmas worship service is at 10:15 a.m. The Worship Team will provide several selections preceding the service followed by music, scripture, prayer, and inspirational message.
Ebenezer Church is located two miles west of Bluffton on Columbus Grove Road.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on December 21, 2016 - 10:41am
First Mennonite Church invites the community to attend the Christmas Eve candelight service at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. We will celebrate the light of God’s heart shining in the story and songs of Christmas.
All are also invited to the Christmas Day worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25. Pastor Wanda Stopher will be preaching and special music will be provided by Dr. Lucia Unrau, organist; Youth Choir, directed by Laura Hartzler; and Chancel Choir, directed by Dr. Mark Suderman.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 20, 2016 - 5:18pm
An afternoon Christmas Eve service by the students of Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Jenera, called “From Heaven Above to Earth I come” will be held Friday, Dec. 23, at 1 p.m. in the church in Jenera.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 20, 2016 - 4:27pm
Bethel Church of Christ will have a candlelight service at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve on Saturday, Dec. 23. Worship on Christmas Day will be at 10 a.m. Bethel is located at 4014 CR 304, which is old route 30. Brandon Mayden is pastor.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on December 16, 2016 - 3:51pm
Bluffton First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., invites you to attend a time of Christmas carol singing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 in the sanctuary. Children and youth of the church will be involved in selecting and leading this time of Christmas celebration.
First Mennonite also invites the community to attend their Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. We will celebrate the light of God’s heart shining in the story and songs of Christmas.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 12, 2016 - 6:05am
St. John’s United Church of Christ announces its Christmas celebrations.
To begin the celebration of Christmas, the chancel choir of St. John’s United Church of Christ will present the cantata, “Morning Star,” composed by Lloyd Larson.
The performance will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:30 a.m. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Crystal Sellers-Battle. St. John’s United Church of Christ is located at the corner of Jackson Street and College Avenue in Bluffton.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on December 8, 2016 - 4:20pm
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Thursday, Dec. 15 from noon-6 p.m. at First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton.
Donors should enter by the double doors on Jackson Street -- directly across the street from Bluffton Elementary/Middle School. First Mennonite is handicapped accessible.
To schedule your blood donation appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code “fmenncbl.” (Note that the next Bluffton blood drive will be Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at First Mennonite.)
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 10:56am
“The Song of Zechariah” is the focus of the Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Advent service at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera. The choir will sing “Praise to the Lord” and the church will be decorated for Christmas. Everyone is welcome as we hear how happy Zechariah was following the birth of his son John, who would go before the Lord to prepare the way for Him.