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Nick Recker

April 30, 2017


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BACH 3 - Does this mean that somewhere in Ohio is a BACH 1 and a BACH 2? The Icon spotted this plate in Ada.

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Emmanuel UCC ice cream social July 17

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold an ice cream social from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 17 at the church.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for youth 10 and under.

There's what's on the menu:
Lots of good Homemade food!  Something for everyone.


Pleasant View and Mt. Cory UMC welcome new pastor on June 29

Rev. Mark Fuerstenau has accepted the pastorate of the Pleasant View and Mount Cory United Methodist Churches.

He comes from Middle Point and Kossuth United Methodist Churches. His wife, DJ, retired this summer after almost nine years serving the Zion United Methodist in the Delphos/Elida area.

Rev. Fuerstenau is a retired teacher and has worked in the corrections field since moving to the Delphos area.


Run for God Bible study, 5K training at Trinity

Bluffton Trinity UMC will be hosting a "Run For God" 12-week bible study and
5k training program.

Run For God classes are free and are open to all levels of runners/walkers. Classes will be held every Sunday at 7 a.m.. at the church, 2022 St. Rt. 103, Bluffton. Classes begin Sunday, June 22.

More information and online registration can be found on the church website
www.blufftontrinityumc.org. Participants do not need to pre-register and can join at any time during the 12-week session.


County Line Church of the Brethren VBS July 20-24

County Line Church of the Brethren is hosting "SonWest Roundup" Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m from July 20-24. Ages 3 years old through 5th grade are welcome.

Participants may register during VBS or pre-register at the church office, 4227 N. Hardin (Allen/Hardin County Line Rd), Harrod. Call 419-649-5364 for more information.


Free community meal June 25 in Pandora

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, June 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.

The meal this month is provided as a “Thank You” to the community by the Reichley/Diller family. The menu will be shredded chicken sandwich, side dish, chips, dessert and beverage.


First United Methodist invites community to Pentecost Sunday celebration

The congregation of First United Methodist Church invites the community to celebrate the birth of the church on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, according to Rev. Kim Miller, pastor.

 "The morning will start off with outdoor worship under the tent, including testimony, anointing, and immersion baptism," she said.


Food boxes available in Pandora-Gilboa school district

The churches of Pandora and Gilboa are offering food boxes for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School District. The boxes are designed to provide nine meals for a family of four.

In order to pick up a box, you must register by calling 419-384-3038 by 5 p.m. on June 15th. Boxes will be available to be picked up on Saturday June 28 at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church, 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


It's Vacation Bible School season - where's where and when

It’s Vacation Bible School season.

Here is the VBS information the Icon has. Churches not on this list may send VBS information to info@blufftonicon.com.


Bluffton's Weekday Christian Education program celebrates 90 years

How many organizations in Bluffton can you name that have had a presence in the community for 90 years?

One of them is the Bluffton Weekday Christian Education/Release Time. Everyone who has come into contact with the program as a student, parent, volunteer, teacher or board member  will be able to celebrate the event on Saturday, June 14.


Trinity Lutheran School graduation June 1

Trinity Lutheran School’s graduation will be held on Sunday, June 1, during the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera.

Abby Heldman is the class speaker. The class members are: Sarah Elizabeth Curth, Abigail Elizabeth Heldman, Drew Michael Insley and Alissa Joy Rutherford.