Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on December 8, 2016 - 4:20pm
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Thursday, Dec. 15 from noon-6 p.m. at First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton.
Donors should enter by the double doors on Jackson Street -- directly across the street from Bluffton Elementary/Middle School. First Mennonite is handicapped accessible.
To schedule your blood donation appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code “fmenncbl.” (Note that the next Bluffton blood drive will be Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at First Mennonite.)
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 10:56am
“The Song of Zechariah” is the focus of the Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Advent service at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera. The choir will sing “Praise to the Lord” and the church will be decorated for Christmas. Everyone is welcome as we hear how happy Zechariah was following the birth of his son John, who would go before the Lord to prepare the way for Him.
Posted by Anne Pannabecke... on December 5, 2016 - 6:00am
Pandora United Methodist Church Choir will presents Christmas cantata, “Shout the Good News!” written by Lloyd Larson on Sunday, Dec. 11, during the 9:30 a.m. worship service, according to Rev. Duane Kemberley, pastor.
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 at 108 E. Washington Street in Pandora.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on December 2, 2016 - 11:52am
Pandora United Methodist Church will be hold a free community meal on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by Riley Creek Pharmacy/Pharmacy Solutions. The menu is sloppy joe sandwich, hot dogs, cheesy potatoes, veggie tray, fruit, cookies and hot chocolate.
Also, Santa will visit from 6-7 p.m. Every child will get their picture taken with Santa and receive a gift from Santa. First National Bank will have cookies to decorate and crafts for kids!
Posted by Anne Pannabecke... on December 2, 2016 - 6:00am
Riley Creek United Methodist Church invites the community to its 45th annual Christmas carol sing on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the church, 7102 Putnam County Road M, Ottawa, according to Rev. Duane Kemerley, pastor.
The program features congregational singing of many traditional carols, as well as readings from scripture about Jesus’ birth, special performances by the Pandora United Methodist Church choir, Ottawa Saints Peter and Paul choir, other musicians, and a candle lighting ceremony.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on November 29, 2016 - 11:45am
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at First Mennonite Church on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1-6 p.m. First Mennonite is located at 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton. Enter by the Jackson Street door. The church is handicapped accessible.
To schedule your blood donation appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code “fmenncbl.”
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 28, 2016 - 4:52pm
Three Wednesday night Advent services will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera.
The 7 p.m. services will focus on the “Songs of Christmas.” On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the theme is the Song of Mary. The Rausch Sisters will sing “Magnify Him,” based on Mary’s response to her cousin Elizabeth in Luke 1:46-55.
Posted by Anne Pannabecke... on November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
Kerry Patrick Clark will perform in concert at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27, at Pandora United Methodist Church, according to Rev. Duane Kemerley, pastor. The concert is free and a freewill offering will be taken. CDs of the musician will be available for sale at the concert.