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March 20, 2018

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Bluffton American Legion observes Four Chaplain Sunday

Feb. 4 at Emmanuel UCC

In commemoration of the dramatic sacrifice of four armed forces Chaplains during World 
War II, the Bluffton American Legion will observe Religious Emphasis Week, Feb. 4 to Feb. 10.

Bluffton American Legion Post 382, Chaplain Donald Rock has announced the post will observe the sacrifice of Four Armed Forces Chaplains during World War II, during the Sunday, Feb. 4, worship service  at Emmanuel United Church of Christ 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton.

The public is welcome to attend the service, which begins at 10 a.m.


Red Cross blood drive February 8 at First Mennonite

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 1-6 p.m. 

To schedule your blood donation appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code “fmenncbl.”

Soup, sandwiches and cookies will be available for donors.

First Mennonite is located at 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton. Donors should enter by the Jackson Street entrance directly across from Bluffton Elementary School. An elevator is located at that entrance.


Chili cook-off planning meeting Wednesday evening

At Bluffton Presbyterian Church

The second annual Community Chili Cook-off is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church. 

The competition between local "chefs" will be held in the Bluffton Middle School cafetorium. The winner will be determined by "People's Choice" after tasting each entry.  All proceeds will support Bluffton Community Assistance's Food Pantry.

Community members are invited to learn more about entering the chili competition or serving as a volunteer on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Bluffton Presbyterian Church.


Free Pandora community meal Jan. 31

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be host a free Community Meal on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from  5:30 to 7: p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora. 

The meal this month is provided by  the 7’oclock Flock. The menu is tomato soup, crackers, grilled cheese sandwich, relish tray, cake, beverage.


Ebenezer Mennonite hosts Human Trafficking seminar weekend

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21; January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Ebenezer Mennonite Church hosts a Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21 at the church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton.

The seminar is part of the congregation's January Human Trafficking Awareness Month awareness.

Seminar details follow

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2 to 7:30 p.m.
• Connie Anderson, director of Justice Ministries for InterVarsity Fellowship, presents Human Trafficking 101. It takes place in Ebenezer Fellowship Hall and a free pizza supper is included.


Emmanuel UCC spaghetti dinner fundraiser Feb. 9

Event benefits Faith Formation Program

Emmanuel United Church of Christ will hold a Fazoli's spaghetti dinner fundraiser in February.

The dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at the church, located at 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton.

The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, breadstick, dessert and a drink. Tickets are available beginning Jan. 12  for $8 each by callling the church office at 419-358-1561.

Proceeds from the dinner benefit the church Faith Formation Program.