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David Yoder

May 25, 2017


Poetic License

Who ya for? The answer: both. This ONU and OSU supporter wears his school loyalty on his sleeve...or, in this case, his license plate. The two-university plate was spotted on a black Altima on ONU's campus.

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County Line Church of the Brethren VBS July 20-24

County Line Church of the Brethren is hosting "SonWest Roundup" Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m from July 20-24. Ages 3 years old through 5th grade are welcome.

Participants may register during VBS or pre-register at the church office, 4227 N. Hardin (Allen/Hardin County Line Rd), Harrod. Call 419-649-5364 for more information.


Free community meal June 25 in Pandora

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, June 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.

The meal this month is provided as a “Thank You” to the community by the Reichley/Diller family. The menu will be shredded chicken sandwich, side dish, chips, dessert and beverage.


First United Methodist invites community to Pentecost Sunday celebration

The congregation of First United Methodist Church invites the community to celebrate the birth of the church on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, according to Rev. Kim Miller, pastor.

 "The morning will start off with outdoor worship under the tent, including testimony, anointing, and immersion baptism," she said.


Food boxes available in Pandora-Gilboa 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 June 15th. Boxes will be available to be picked up on Saturday June 28 at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church, 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


It's Vacation Bible School season - where's where and when

It’s Vacation Bible School season.

Here is the VBS information the Icon has. Churches not on this list may send VBS information to info@blufftonicon.com.


Bluffton's Weekday Christian Education program celebrates 90 years

How many organizations in Bluffton can you name that have had a presence in the community for 90 years?

One of them is the Bluffton Weekday Christian Education/Release Time. Everyone who has come into contact with the program as a student, parent, volunteer, teacher or board member  will be able to celebrate the event on Saturday, June 14.


Trinity Lutheran School graduation June 1

Trinity Lutheran School’s graduation will be held on Sunday, June 1, during the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera.

Abby Heldman is the class speaker. The class members are: Sarah Elizabeth Curth, Abigail Elizabeth Heldman, Drew Michael Insley and Alissa Joy Rutherford.


Ascension Day service at Trinity Lutheran May 29

An Ascension Day service will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, on Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m..  Pastor Al Schmitzer will speak on Jesus, our ascended  Savior’s continuing rule as Prophet, Priest and King.  Everyone is welcome and the church is handicapped accessible.  More information is at:  tlcjenera.org


Community meal May 28 at Pandora United Methodist

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, May 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora

The meal this month is provided by the missions committee. The menu will be sub sandwiches, chips, potato salad, dessert and beverage.


Presbyterians hold June 13 chicken barbecue

Bluffton Presbyterian Church will host a chicken barbecue provided by Ted's Market, Pandora, starting at 5 p.m., Friday, June 13, during Bluffton's Festival of Wheels. Hot dogs, desserts and drinks will also be available.