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November 17, 2017

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Community invited to English Lutheran's Parable of the Talents Challenge Sunday

Bluffton's English Lutheran Church will end its Parable of the Talents Challenge supporting the  youth of the congregation with a sale and silent auction, Sunday, Nov. 16, according to Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor.

• The event is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
• The silent auction will end at noon.
• The sale will continue until 2 p.m.

Persons attending will find food, crafts and gifts available. The church is located at 111 Grove St.


Grace Mennonite plans book sale, bake sale Nov. 21-22

Grace Mennonite Church, 502 East Main Street, Pandora, will hold a book sale and bake sale from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

They will also have a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, November 22. Donations received to support MCC Relief kits.


Emmanuel fish fry Nov. 14

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Rd., will hold a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. Cost is $8 for adults, and $4 for children 10 and under.


Emmanuel UCC fish fry Nov, 14

Emmanuel United Church, 8375 Phillips Road, will hold a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at the church.

Cost is $8 adults, $4  children10 and under.


Free community meal in Pandora Nov. 19

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free Community Meal on Wednesday, November 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m, in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by First National Bank of Pandora.. The menu will be BBQ pork sandwich, cheesy potatoes, green beans, dessert and bev


Food boxes available for families in P-G school district

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 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Boxes will be available to be picked up at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Grace Mennonite Church, 502 East Main Street, Pandora.

Please note that this is one week earlier than usual due to the holiday.


First United Methodist plans Election Day lunch and dinner

First United Methodist Church, 116 N. Church St., will hold an Election Day lunch and dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 4. 

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Homemade, soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and beverages will be available. All items will be priced individually.

Dinner will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. and will include baked steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and over.

Carryout is available for both meals.



Pandora United Methodist plans Nov. 4 Election Day supper

Pandora United Methodist Church will hold an Election Day Supper from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Fellowship Hall.  The menu will be your choice of chicken and noodles, beef and noodles, large salad bar, dessert bar, coffee, and punch.  The cost will be $7 for ages 12 to adult, $3.50 3-11 and under 3 free.  Carry out will be available.


Baptist church plans Nov. 1 trunk or treat

Bluffton Baptist Church, 345 County Line Road, will hold a Trunk or Treat from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 in the church parking lot.

The church hopes to have 25 car trunks full of candy to be given to children who attend. Area residents are encouraged to bring their children for a non-scary, entertaining event. This free event will also include hot dogs, chips, cold and warm beverages.


Death penalty forum at First Mennonite Oct. 14

Ohioans to Stop Executions (OTSE) brings their “Voices of Experience” forum to Bluffton to discuss the reform recommendations issued by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty.

The Bluffton forum will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, at First Mennonite Church of Bluffton.