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Jaime Nuzum

June 27, 2017


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Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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Trinity United Methodist host to 5K color charity fun run/walk Sept. 7

Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church will hold a "De Colores Dash" a 5K Color Charity Fun Run/Walk and barbecue chicken dinner later this summer.

The event is at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Bluffton village park. Early registration fee $25 (fee will increase after Aug. 14). Barbecue chicken dinners will be available for pick up at 11 a.m.  Meals are $8 and are encouraged to be ordered in advanced.


Bluffton Area Ministerial Association offers free school supplies for qualifying students

Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) will offer free school supplies for Free-Reduced Lunch Program Students (Kindergarten to grade 5) for this school year.

The supplies will be available for pick-up at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, according to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of St. John’s UCC.

Children who qualify for the free school supplies must be accompanied by an adult to receive the supplies. BAMA asks that parents and caregivers call the church to reserve your child’s supplies.


Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, VBS July 27-31

Vacation Bible School will be held from Sunday, July 27, to Thursday, July 31, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen Street, Jenera.

“Raindrops to Rainbows” is the theme of the program. Children will learn about Jesus as they take a weather related look at God’s promises. Along with Bible lessons, there will be crafts, music and games.


Wishes do come true: St. John's UCC donates $750 to library

Mary Ann Jordan and Carol Groman present a check in the amount of $750 to Esther Birky, Bluffton library youth services coordinator, and Jessica Hermiller, library director.  

The money was raised by the ladies group from St. John’s United Church of Christ through their semi-annual beef and noodle dinners.

Kindles, E-readers, Leggos, and other items from the library “wish list” will be purchased by the library staff.



"God's Not Dead" movie shown at English Lutheran July 18

The movie "God's Not Dead," will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 18, at English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St., Bluffton, according to Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor.

The movie is free and open to the public. Child-care is provided. For more information contact the church at 419-358-2591 or e-mail: elchurch@wcoil.com



"Weird Animals, where Jesus' love is one of a kind" - this year's Community VBS focus

There's still time to register for Community Vacation Bible School.

This year's VBS's host congregation is St. Mary's Catholic Church, 160 N. Spring St. VBS dates are Sunday evening, July 20, through Thursday, July 24. Each evening's sessions are from 6 to 8 p.m.

Youth ages 4 to those who have completed fifth grade are invited to partcipate.


Christian Band, "Unspoken," performs at Pandora Missionary Sept. 21

One of today’s most well-known Christian bands, Unspoken, performs  in concert at Pandora Missionary Church Sunday, Sept. 21,  at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. VIP passes for a meet and greet with the band, photos, autographs, and refreshments are an additional $5.

With two straight Top-5 singles (“Who You Are” and “Lift My Life Up”) and successful tours with bands like Sanctus Real and Big Daddy Weave, Unspoken is one of the hottest Christian bands on the scene today.


Community worship service July 27

The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association will hold its community worship service at 9 a.m., Sunday, July 27, in the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn. In the event if rain, the service takes place in the Middle School cafetorium. Persons are invited to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to the service.


Pandora ice cream social July 20

An ice cream social is planned from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 20, at the Pandora United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St.

This event is hosted by Cub Scout Pack 3226 and Boy Scout Troop 226. The menu consists of your choice of sloppy joe, hot dog or chicken sandwich, plus cole slaw, baked beans, and/or chicken and noodles. Pies and ice cream will also be available.


Rockport United Methodist VBS July 28-Aug. 1

Rockport United Methodist Church, 5505 Rockport Road, will hold its summer Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1. VBS is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church and is for youth in grades 3 to 6.

This year’s theme is  “Go Fish Backstage with the Bible.”
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