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August 16, 2017

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County Line Church of the Brethren VBS next week

"Deep Sea Discovery: God is with me wherever I go" is the theme of the County Line Church of the Brethren VBS which will be held from 6-8 p.m. on July 23-27.  

VBS is for 3 year-olds to 6th grade. The church is located at 4227 N. Hardin (County Line) Road.

There will be an adult Bible study at the same time. A nursery will be available for infants and toddlers. 

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Community Vacation Bible School starts Sunday evening

All youth who are age 4 by July 1 through 5th grade are invited to register for Operation Arctic this year's theme for the Bluffton Community Vacation Bible School.

This year the community VBS will be held at English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St., from Sunday, July 16, through Thursday, July 20. VBS is held  from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening.  There is no cost for VBS.  

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Community Vacation Bible School accepting registrations

"Operation Arctic" takes place at English Lutheran July 16-20

All youth who are age 4 by July 1 through 5th grade are invited to register for Operation Arctic this year's theme for the Bluffton Community Vacation Bible School.

This year the community VBS will be held at English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St., from Sunday, July 16, through Thursday, July 20. VBS is held  from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening.  There is no cost for VBS.  

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Bluffton hosts Central District Conference annual meeting

Delegates from across the Midwest will attend June 22-24

Delegates across the Midwest from congregations in the Central District Conference of Mennonite Church USA will be in Bluffton Thursday through Saturday, June 22-24 for the conference's annual meeting.

Drew G. I. Hart, professor, author, activist, and former pastor, who is author of "The Trouble I’ve seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism," is a guest speaker.

Doug Luginbill of Bluffton is the conference minister of CDC. Three area CDC churches are First Mennonite, Bluffton; Grace Mennonite, Pandora; and First Mennonite, Lima.

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Prayer conditioned

The church marquee at St. John's United Church of Christ continues to offer words of encouragement.

Here's the latest.

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First Mennonite Church to dedicate Peace Pole

Bluffton First Mennonite Church will observe Peace Sunday on Sunday, June 18, with worship led by various members of the Mission, Peace and Service commission. Kyle Miller will deliver the sermon, "Shaming the Kingdom of the Sword." Special music will be provided by Wendy Chappell-Dick, Steve and Monica Harnish.

At the end of the 10:30 a.m. worship service, FMC will dedication their new Peace Pole in memory of the late Rev. Steven Yoder. He served as pastor at First Mennonite for 15 years until his death in June of 2016.

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Next Pandora community meal June 28

 The Pandora United Methodist Church will be host a free community meal on Wednesday, June 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. 

The meal this month is provided by Missions and Friends. The menu will be baked potato bar, hamburger sandwich, salad, applesauce, cake, punch/coffee.

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Free community movie on Presbyterian Church lawn Friday

“Sing,” a family-friendly animated movie, will be shown free on Friday, June 16, at 9:15 p.m., on the Presbyterian Church lawn, corner of Main and Cherry streets, Bluffton.

As a nod to the vintage cars that will be cruising down Bluffton’s streets that evening during the Festival of Wheels, freshly made popcorn will be available for 10 cents a bag.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a fun, old-fashioned movie experience. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the church sanctuary.

The event sponsored by Ignite of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

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Emmanuel UCC outdoor movie night starts June 11

Family-oriented movies Sunday nights this summer

Emmanuel United Church of Christ opens its summer outdoor family-oriented movie festival on Sunday evening, June 11.

Movie night starts at 6 p.m., at the church, 8375 Phillips Road.

All movies are free and open to the public. There will be drinks, candy, and popcorn provided.

Sunday movie nights follow:
June 11
June 25
July 9
July 23
Aug. 6
Aug. 20
 
The movies change every week. All of the movies that are shown are family friendly.
 
 

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Six students graduate from Trinity Lutheran School on May 28

Six students will graduate from Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera, on Sunday, May 28,  The graduation will be part of the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Logan

Those graduating are: Kwynn Reiss Alge, Kylie Ann Beagle, Logan Grant Below, Leah Lynn Lanasky, Cameron Michael VanDemark and Cierra Colleen VanDermark. 

Seth Lang, teacher of the third and fourth grade students, who is moving to Minnesota, will be honored at a farewell reception beginning at 9:20 a.m.  

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