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Pandora United Methodist lists Christmas services

Carols, Candlelight, and the Christ Child will be the theme of the Christmas Candlelight Services at the Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E.Washington St. (State Route 12) in Pandora. 

There is an early service on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. (music begins at 6:30 p.m.) for those who will be out of the area on Christmas Eve and for those who prefer a service earlier in the evening. 

The Christmas Eve Candlelight service will be Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 9 p.m. (music begins at 8:30 p.m.). 


Angels and nativity scenes on display in Mt. Cory

"Heaven Came Down," a display of angels and nativity scenes has one final showing of the year. The display at at the Bethel Family Life Center, Mt. Cory United Methodist Church. The display is open Saturday, Dec. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. on 201 W. Washington St., Mt Cory. The display is free and open to the public.



First Mennonite children's Christmas program Dec. 15

First Mennonite Church children and youth Christmas program is at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. The musical "The Surprising Christmas Pageant," will be presented. Children from nursery through senior high are involved in staging the production.

The service is in the church sanctuary.



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.