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St. John's UCC December newsletter on The Icon

St. John's United Church of Christ December newsletter is now posted on The Icon. It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Ebenezer Mennonite children's Christmas program Dec. 15

Ebenezer Mennonite Church Children’s Christmas program will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in the CMC.  The service includes performances by the Disciple Singers, Cherubs, and Bell Choirs. 

The church is located at 8905 Columbus Grove Bluffton Road, Bluffton.  An afterglow will be held following the program.  Everyone is invited.


Food boxes available for households in Pandora-Gilboa

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 pm on Monday Dec. 16.  Boxes will be available to be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 21,  at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 E. Main St., Pandora. 


Pandora United Methodist hosts free community meal Dec. 18

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal on Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 5:30 to 7  p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by Hilty Home. The menu will be barbecue ribs, red skin potatoes, corn, dinner roll, cheesecake and beverage.


Dec. 4 Advent service at Trinity Lutheran

An Advent service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera.  The theme is “Wait for Jesus in Stillness.”   Everyone is welcome and the church is handicapped accessible. More information is at  tlcjenera.org


Christmas for Kids Dec. 7 at Trinity Lutheran School

Christmas For Kids will be held at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen St., Jenera, on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1-4:30 p.m. 

The afternoon will provide children in pre-school through 4th grade a special opportunity to hear the message of Christmas, along with Christmas crafts, music, refreshments and fun.  For more information, call 419-326-4402.


Pandora United Methodist presents Christmas Cantata Dec. 8


The Pandora United Methodist Church Choir will present the Christmas Cantata, “Behold the Star!” written by Lloyd Larson on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 9:30 a.m. during the worship service. 

The church service and refreshments in the fellowship hall afterwards are open to the public.

The choir is directed by Pat Basinger and accompanied by Pat Michel.The church is located on State Route 12 at 108 E. Washington St. in Pandora. The Rev. Duane Kemerley is the pastor.


Trinity Lutheran Thanksgiving morning service

A Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28.

. More information is at www.tlcjenera.org  Everyone is welcome.


Old Millstream Bell Choir Ensemble performs Dec. 1 at St. John's UCC

The Old Millstream Bell Choir Ensemble from Findlay will present a Christmas concert at St. John's United Church, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton in December.

The ensemble will perform in concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, according to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor.

The concert is open to the public.


Chris Driesbauch performs Nov. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera

Chris Driesbach, Christian musician will present a song service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera on Sunday, Nov. 24. He will perform during the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.

Driesbach will also present a concert of his songs between services at 9:20 a.m.

 “This is a musical worship service celebrating Creation” he says. “It will feature five hymns and seven of my original songs along with lots of Bible readings and I think it’s kind of special.”