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September 5, 2015


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Wethuizen Piano Duo performs on First Presbyterian, Findlay artist series, April 28


The Westhuizen Piano Duo will conclude The First Presbyterian Church, 33rd Artist Series season. The performance is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, in the sanctuary at the First Presbyterian Church, 2330 South Main St., Findlay. The concert is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be received.


St. John Mennonite children's choir presents musical April 28

The Children's Choir at St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora, will present the musical "Blast Off! Discovering the God of Creation," twice on Sunday, April 28. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Nearly 65 youth are involved in the production. The church is located at 15988 Road 4, Pandora.

The story takes place in a little girl's dream the night before going to a space camp. In the dream Rudy and her two siblings find themselves in a space shuttle flying through the atmosphere. 


Jim King named senior pastor at Ebenezer Mennonite Church

Ebenezer Mennonite Church has announced a pastoral change this month. Bluffton native, Jim King, co-pastor of the congregation, was named senior pastor. Dick Potter, also co-pastor, is now the assistant pastor part-time as he has entered semi-retirement.

Prior to his pastoral duties at Ebenezer Mennonite, King served for 34 years as director of Bluffton-Pandora Youth for Christ. He became co-pastor in September 2008.


Ebenezer Mennonite children's choir musical April 28

Ebenezer Mennonite Church children's choir, Disciple Singers, will present a musical "The Game Plan" at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 28.

The Game Plan is a fun summertime kids' musical about the importance of team work and following the game plan-God's game plan. The story wraps around the adventures of the Tigers soccer team and cheer squad, made up of girls and boys with all different personalities, talents, and skills. 

A concession stand will be open between 5:30-6 p.m. and after the program (donations accepted).


May 2 Pray for America service at Ebenezer Mennonite

"Pray for America" is the theme of the annual National Day of Prayer, which will be observed at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 2, at Ebenezer Mennonite Church Crossroads Ministry Center.

The church is located at 8905 Columbus Grove Road,Bluffton. Contact the church at 419-358-8588 for more information.


Community choir rehearsals begin for National Day of Prayer Service

Rehearsals for a performance of Marty Park’s “Prayer for America: A Declaration of Dependence” will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning April 16, in Room 115 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton. 

Anyone interested in singing, from high school students to adults, is welcome to join the rehearsals, which will lead to a performance at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 2, in the Crossroads Ministry Center at Ebenezer. 

Brent Zimmerman, Adult Choir Director at Ebenezer, will be conducting.  Music scores will be available for singers to borrow. 


Food boxes available for P-G families for April

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 5 p.m. on April 22 by calling 419-384-3905.

Boxes will be available for pickup on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Pandora United Methodist Church located on State Route 12.


Pandora free community meal planned for April

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by Lita's Leaders will be Sloppy Joe Sandwich, augratin potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverage.


First Mennonite getting a good wash down

Workers are taking the First Mennonite Church to the showers this week. A power wash to clean bricks and check for loose mortar with an eventual replacement of the steeple roof is underway. 


Red Cross blood drive April 18 in Pandora

There will be a blood drive at the Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 Washington St. (Route 12), Pandora, on Thursday, April 18.

The drive is from 1-6 p.m. and is sponsored by Pandora United Methodist Church and Riley Township Fire Department of Pandora.

To schedule an appointment, call the Red Cross at 419-523-4810 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PANDORAUMC