October 2, 2014


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Community worship service July 29 on Presbyterian Church lawn

The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association will sponsor this event to be held on Sunday, July 29, at 9 a.m. The theme is "For the Beauty of the Earth" and the service will continue the VBS theme from the previous week.

This year, there will be only one offering taken, and that will be for the community food pantry.

The usual snack of grapes and muffins will be offered. Worshippers are invited to bring some if you are able. All extra grapes and muffins will be donated to Our Daily Bread Food Pantry of Lima. Also, be sure to bring your lawn chair.


Transport for Christ Second Chance Chapel holds potluck, concert July 1

Transport for Christ Second Chance Chapel, Beaverdam, will hold a 1 p.m., Sunday, July 1, carry-in potluck and concert at the Beaverdam Church of Christ.

Persons attending are invited to bring one hot dish and one cold dish to share. Drinks and table service will be provided.

Following the meal Trinity will be in concert and a testimony will be given. The Transport for Christ chapel is located behind the Pilot station, Beaverdam. David Lugibihl serves as the organization's chaplain.


Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, VBS July 8-12

Vacation Bible School will be held from Sunday, July 8, to Thursday, July 12, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera.

"Back to Jerusalem" is the theme of the program. Children will learn about Jesus as they travel back in time to the ancient city of Jerusalem.

Along with Bible lessons, there will be crafts, music and games. Children entering Pre-school to having completed the sixth grade are welcome.

Call Pastor Jeff Bolwerk at 419-326-5331 or email pastorbolwerk@gmail.com for more information.


20 years of service

Kay Miller was honored last week for her 20 years of service to Buffton's Weekday Christian Education program. From left are, Christian ed teachers, Jodi Conley, Wanda Smith, Kay Miller, Janice Basinger and Mary Ina Hooley.


Ministerial association's community worship service July 29

The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association will conduct its annual outdoor community worship service at 9 a.m., Sunday, July 29, on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn.

The theme will be "For the Beauty of the Earth" and we will continue the Vacation Bible School theme from the previous week," according to Rev. Carol Clements, St. John's pastor and ministerial association member. St. John's UCC will host this year's VBS.


Community VBS registrations now being accepted; held July 22-26 at St. John's UCC

Bluffton Community Vacation Bible School will be in session this summer from Sunday, July 22, through Thursday, July 26, from 6 - 8:30 p.m.

St. John's United Church of Christ is the host church this year. Help your child discover the best destination of the summer - SonRise National Park! Come to a land of invigorating power and beauty where there is nothing between you and God's big sky!


Scioto Ridge Boys Quartet in concert at Pleasant View UM

A dinner and concert is planned at the Pleasant View United Methodist Church, Mt. Cory, according to Jerry Lewis, pastor.

A spaghetti, salad, dessert and beverage meal for a donation will take place at the church from 5 to 6:15 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m. The Scioto Ridge Boys Quartet from Powell, will perform a concert. A freewill offering will be received. Proceeds from the event will go toward local missions.

The church is located at 300 Township Road 37.


June food distribution announced for 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, persons must register by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 18, by calling 419-384-3905 and giving your phone number and name.

Boxes will be available for pickup on Saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at the Pandora United Methodist Church located on State Route 12.


St. John's UCC goes to summer hours; June newsletter available to Icon viewers

St. John's United Church of Christ announces its summer Sunday hours, according to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor.

Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and worship is at 10 a.m.

The church June newsletter is available to Icon viewers as an attachment at the bottom of this story.


It's the season for Vacation Bible Schools - here's who, where and when

It's summer and that means it's Vacation Bible School season. Here is the VBS schedule in the Icon viewership area. If your VBS is not on our list, contact us.

June 3-8
Ebenezer Mennonite VBS

8905 Grove Road
6:30-9 p.m.
Title: Sky: Everything is possible with God
More information: 419-358-8588, or info@ebenezermennonite.org