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December 1, 2015


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Tickets now on sale for Ebenezer Drama Ensemble dinner theatre

Ticket reservations are now available for the August dinner theatre production at Ebenezer Mennonite Church.

From the authors of the hit series, "Uncle Phil’s Diner" comes a new interactive dinner theatre that brings on lots of laughs and colorful characters in Family Camp, Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 1 to 4 at the Crossroads Ministry Center of Bluffton’s Ebenezer Mennonite Church.


Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, VBS July 21-25

Vacation Bible School will be held at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen St., Jenera, from Sunday, July 21, through Thursday, July 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. 

Take a Road Trip on Route 3:16 is the VBS theme. Crafts, games, songs and snacks will also be a part of the week. 

Children entering preschool through 6th grade are welcome to attend. To close VBS, will be an ice cream social on July 25 beginning at 7 p.m.  There will be free ice cream and entertainment, including the children singing songs they’ve learned during VBS. 


Pandora United Methodist ice cream social July 26

Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., will hold an ice cream social from 5 to7 p.m., Friday, July 26, in th church Fellowship Hall.

Menu consists of your choice of sloppy joe, hot dog, or chicken sandwich, plus cole slaw, baked beans, and or chicken and noodles.

Also, there will be lots and lots of homemade pies and ice cream. Entertainment will be provided by local acoustic guitarist, Tyler Smith.


Food boxes available for families in Pandora

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 Monday, July 22. 

Boxes will be available to be picked up on Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


Bible memorization minister guest at Trinity Lutheran July 14

Daniel Dexter, a staff minister from El Paso, Texas, will be at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, on Sunday, July 14. 

Dexter will give a program on his Bible memorization skills at 9:15 a.m. and also be a part of the worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 

He is a professional storyteller who is gifted in being able to memorize and put into voice, sections of the Bible as it is found in the New International Version. Everyone is welcome and the church is handicapped accessible.  


5th annual Rally Point River Ride set for Aug. 10

The 5th annual Rally Point River Ride is Aug. 10, according to Jared Diller.

Start/Finish: Ottawa Metro Park
2632 Ada Road Lima, OH 45801
Start Times Vary:
7-9 am for 50/62.5 mile ride
9am-11 am for 20 mile ride


Emmanuel UCC ice cream social - homemade food dinner July 19

The Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold an ice cream social - homemade food dinner from 4-7 p.m., Friday, July 19, at the church. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for youth 10 and under.


Four "Summer Blasts!" at Riley Creek Baptist Church this summer

Riley Creek Baptist Church, 4950 Township Road 27, Bluffton, offers four "Summer Blasts!" for youth in Kindergarten through sixth grade this summer.

The "blasts" are Friday, July 12, July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2. The events are from 2 to 7 p.m. with supper includes plus games, crafts and field trips.

For more information, call 419-326-6361.



Tickets on sale soon for Ebenezer Mennonite ensemble dinner theatre

The wait is over!

From the authors of the hit series, Uncle Phil’s Diner comes a new interactive dinner theatre that brings on lots of laughs and colorful characters in Family Camp.


Bible study at English Lutheran focuses on "Who Do We Say That Jesus Is?"

English Lutheran Church is offering a new Bible study, "Who Do We Say That Jesus Is? --What Jesus means to us for our lives in the 21st Century."

"In this study we will look at how Jesus has been 'pictured' and understood in the media, in the Creeds of the Church, and in the New Testament writings, trying to discover what Jesus can mean for us living in the 21st century," said Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor.