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Next Concert on the Lawn at Bluffton Presbyterian on Aug. 15

The second in a series of monthly concerts on the lawn at Bluffton Presbyterian will take place Saturday, Aug. 15 at 9:30 a.m.   

This event will be an old-fashioned sing-along.  Remember (before gadgets and earphones) when family and friends would gather around the piano and share the fun of singing old and new favorites? The musicians at Bluffton Presbyterian will be on hand Saturday morning with song sheets to entice the community to participate in some good music and fellowship. 


Pandora churches offer food boxes to P-G families

Churches in the Pandora/Gilboa area are offering food boxes for households in the Pandora/Gilboa school district that find themselves in need. The boxes are designed to provide  nine meals (three breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners) for a family of four.

In order to receive a food box, you must call Grace Mennonite Church at 419-384-3038 to register for a box by Saturday, Aug. 15. Boxes will be available for pickup on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at Grace Mennonite Church, 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


Mt. Cory UMC Vacation Bible School Aug. 4-7

Members of the Mount Cory United Methodist Church are transforming the santuary for next week's Vacation Bible School, "Son Rise National Park."

Pre-registration will be Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Mount Cory Church, 300 N. Main, M at 6 p.m.  Bible School will run Aug 3 - 7 from 6 - 8 p.m. There will be a VBS program for the parents during the regular services on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church, followed by a Community Picnic at the BFLC following worship services.


Food Pantry benefits Ebenezer Drama Ensemble mystery dinner theatre

Ebenezer Mennonite Church Drama Ensemble presents a dinner theatre at the church in August. Proceeds go to the Bluffton Community Assistance Program’s food pantry.

The performance of “Suspect Hollywood,” by Nancy Bond, a one-act mystery, directed by Kevin Gratz, will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8-9, beginning at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Performances are in the Crossroads Center at the church, located at 8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton. Tickets are on sale in the church office at $10 each.


You can watch the community worship service on The Icon

Did you miss the Bluffton community worship service on July 26? The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association service took place on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn. For a video of the service, posted on the First Mennonite Church website click this link: https://vimeo.com/134578179


Light Up the Dark 5K Saturday night in Pandora

Plans are underway for a 5K Glow Run at Pandora Missionary Church on Saturday, July 25, at 9:40 p.m. The theme of this year’s race is, “Light Up the Dark,” and will feature various glow aspects along the course, including luminaries, glow attire, and illuminated Bible verses.

“This event is truly unique. It is intended to be fun while at the same time serving a purpose—bringing God’s light and love to our community and those around us,” explains Dan Gratz, coordinator of the event.


Sunday AM community worship focus on VBS theme

Bluffton Area Ministerial Associations (BAMA) will hold its annual community worship service at 9 a.m., Sunday, July 26, on the Bluffton Presbyterian lawn.

Rev. David Good, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian, said, "The service will focus on the Vacation Bible School, which has been this week. The Theme is “Bible Blast to the Past,” and will feature songs by the children who participated in VBS."


VBS is a "Blast from the Past"

Seven area churches partnered in this summer’s Bluffton Community Vacation Bible School hosted by Bluffton Presbyterian Church July 19-23.

Over 120 children age 4 through fifth grade participated.

This year’s curriculum featured Bible Blast from the Past by Standard Publishing. Each day began with an introduction to the Bible story and daily theme, followed by participation at other sites including:

• Timeless Truth Tent where kids will explore the Bible story in a variety of interactive ways;


Pleasant View and Mount Cory UMs hold vacation Bible school

Mount Cory and Pleasant View United Methodist Churches invite children
preschool-12 years of age to join them for "Sonrise" National Park Vacation
Bible School Monday-Friday, August 3-7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mt. Cory UM Church, 300 N. Main St, Mount Cory.


Community worship service on Presbyterian lawn Sunday

The Bluffton community worship service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 26, on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn.

Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the middle school cafetorium.