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St. John's UCC December newsletter on The Icon

The St. John's United Church of Christ December newsletter is now posted on the icon. It is available for viewing below.


Pandora United Methodist candlelight services Dec. 20 and Dec. 24

Carols, Candlelight, and the Christ Child will be the focus of the Christmas Candlelight Services at the Pandora United Methodist Church.

There will be an early service on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7:00 p.m., with music beginning at 6:30 p.m.  

The Christmas Eve service will be Monday, Dec. 24 at 9:00 p.m. with music beginning at 8:30 p.m.  

Both of these services are patterned after the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. 


Ebenezer children's choir presents Christmas musical Sunday evening

Ebenezer Mennonite Church children’s choir, Disciple Singers, will present a Christmas musical titled “Spread The Goods News” Sunday, Dec. 9. at 6:30 p.m. 

The program will also include the Cherubs choir, bell choir, and a song combining the Disciple Singers and the adult choir. 

The church is located at 8905 Columbus Grove Bluffton Road, Bluffton.  An afterglow will beheld following the program.


Community meals set for Dec. 6 and Dec. 20

Two community meals are planned for December at the Bluffton Senior Ciitzen's Center.  The meals are Thursday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 20 and each takes place at 6 p.m.

Meals are free and open to the public. All donations go to support the Bluffton Food Pantry.

The host church for Dec. 6 is St. Mary's Catholic Church. The  host church for Dec. 20 is Trinty Methodist Church.


First Mennonite, Bluffton, holds hymnal celebration


First Mennonite Church, Bluffton,  held a “Hymnal Celebration/Chairity Event” at the church on Nov. 11. It was an evening of music presented by a variety of groups, including its adult choir, piano, dulcimer, trumpet, string quartet, guitar by children, youth and adults. The evening included singing by the congregation.


Food boxes available for P-G families

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 Dec. 17  by calling 419-384-3905.

Boxes will be available for pickup on Saturday, December 22 at 11 a.m. at the Pandora United Methodist Church located on State Route 12.


Trinity Lutheran announces mid-week Advent services

Special services for Advent will be held on Wednesdays, November 28, December 5 and 12 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera.

The theme of the three is "God is Near: and will focus on preparing our hearts for the coming Savior.


Pandora community meal planned

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a FREE Community Meal on Wednesday, Dec. 19,  from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by the Hilty Home, the menu will be roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, dinner roll, fruit, cookies and beverage.  Everyone welcome!


Riley Creek United Methodist Church 41st annual Christmas carol sing Dec. 2

Riley Creek United Methodist Church invites the community to its forty-first annual Christmas Carol Sing on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. 

Like an old-fashioned songfest around the piano, the program will feature congregational singing of many traditional carols, as well as readings from Scripture about Jesus’ birth, special performances by the Pandora United Methodist and Ottawa Sts. Peter and Paul choirs, and a candle lighting ceremony.

Since 1972 this special service in a little church built by pioneers has provided an uplifting way to get into the Christmas spirit.


Pandora United Methodist Christmas cantata Dec. 9

The Pandora United Methodist Church Choir will be presenting their Christmas Cantata, “Season of Wonders” written by Joseph M. Martin on Sunday, Dec. 9 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 Street in Pandora. The Rev. Duane Kemerley is the pastor.