December 20, 2014


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Pleasant View Church of the Brethren community supper Oct. 14

Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, 4950 N. Thayer Road, Lima, will host a free community supper on the second Sunday of each month, according to Mark Bowyer, pastor. The next two suppers are Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.


New format for Bluffton's Oct. 7 CROP Walk

The 2012 Bluffton CROP Walk is set to take place on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1:30 p.m. The theme for this year's event is, The Way of the Cross:  Walking for Hunger, according to Rev. Kevin Mohr, president of the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association.


St. John's UCC Beef and Noodle Dinner on Oct. 19


St. John’s United Church of Christ's beef and noodle dinner, a Bluffton tradition, is back and slated for Friday, Oct. 19. Come and get a good home-cooked meal before the Bluffton High School homecoming football game.

The dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in St. John’s Oppermann Hall, which can be accessed from College Avenue. (223 West College Ave.)

The dinner includes homegrown beef, homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, roll, homemade pie and beverages.


Miss Ohio speaks Sunday at Bluffton Presbyterian Church

Miss Ohio, Elissa McCracken, will visit Bluffton on Sunday. Miss Ohio will speak during the 10:15 a.m. Sunday morning worship service at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church.


Rally Sunday and ice cream social at English Lutheran Church

The community is invited to join the people of English Lutheran Church for Rally Sunday and an ice cream social on Sunday, Sept. 16, according to Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor.  

The theme for this year's event is S.H.I.N.E.!

"First, we will gather for worship of Jesus as the Light of the World. During the worship service three young members of the congregation will receive their 3rd grade gift Bibles," he said.


Pandora United Methodist hosts community meal Sept. 26

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora.  The meal this month is provided by the Rebecca Circle  and is ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverage.


Food boxes available for residents in P-G 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, persons must register by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, by calling 419-384-3905.

Boxes will be available for pickup on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Pandora United Methodist Church located on State Route 12.


St. John's United Church of Christ September newsletter on The Icon

The September newsletter for St. John's United Church of Christ is now available to Icon viewers.
It is in the attachment at the bottom of this story.


First United Methodist Church hosts post high school football game 5th Quarter

First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, will host a program called 5th Quarter following home Bluffton High School football games this fall.
The programs are an open invitation to the public following each home varisty game for food and highlights of the game. The 5th Quarter takes place in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, Church Street.
The 5th Quarter will be held on the following home games:
Aug. 31 - Carey
Sept. 7 - Delphos Jefferson
Sept. 21 - Ada
Oct. 19 - Paulding
Oct. 26 - Columbus Grove


St. John's United Church of Christ returns to fall Sunday worship hours Sept. 9

St. John's United Church of Christ, returns to its fall Sunday worship schedule, according to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor.
Starting Sunday, Sept. 9, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and the worship aervice begins at 10:30 a.m. St. John's United Church of Christ is located at the corner of College Avenue and Jackson Streets, Bluffton.