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December 10, 2016

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Pandora United Methodist Church holds free meal Aug. 31

The Pandora United Methodist Church will hold a free community meal on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by the missions committee. The menu is sausage sandwich, sauerkraut, wedding noodles, watermelon, assorted cookies, punch, water and coffee.

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Community worship service Sunday on Prebysterian lawn

Bluffton's annual summer community worship service is at 9 a.m., Sunday, July 31, in the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn. It is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association.

The theme is drawn from the community VBS program, “Deep Sea Discovery,” and music from that event will be shared by children who attended VBS during the service.

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Mt. Cory Vacation Bible School starts Aug. 8

The Mount Cory and Pleasant View United Methodist churches will host a community Vacation Bible School, August 8-12 at the Mount Cory United Methodist Church, 300 N Main St., Mount Cory. This year's theme is "Adventures on Promise Island.”

Children, ages 4 through 7th grade, are welcome to attend. A pre-registration will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5:30 - 7 p.m., at the Mount Cory Park during "National Night Out”.

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It's Community Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel UCC - starts Sunday night

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, is the host congregation to this summer's community Vacation Bible School.

VBS is from Sunday, July 24 through Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening.

It has classes for preschool through fifth grade. This year's theme is "Deep Sea Discovery - where kids will know that God is always with them!" 

Contact Emmanuel UCC or other participating churches for registration forms. Also, persons may contact Kim Worcester 567-227-0193, Kathy Moser 419-296-6243, or Erin Stark 419-643-9558.

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Emmanuel UCC ice cream social July 22

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold an ice cream social Friday, July 22, at the church from 4 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes chicken or sloppy joes sandwiches, chicken noodles, baked beans, a variety of salads, pies, and cakes, plus ice cream and beverages. Tickets are $8 for adults and children 10 and under $4.

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Emmanuel UCC ice cream social on July 22; family movie July 17

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold an ice cream social Friday, July 22, at the church from 4 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes chicken or sloppy joes sandwiches, chicken noodles, baked beans, a variety of salads, pies, and cakes, plus ice cream and beverages. Tickets are $8 for adults and childen 10 and under $4.

Family night movies

Four movies remain on the church summer schedule on Sundays July 17, July 31, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28.

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July 24 coffeehouse at First Mennonite includes music, poetry, dinner

A coffeehouse variety show takes place from 4:30-7:30 p.m., on Sunday, July 24, First Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall. 

This “BlauRock Café” will include poetry, music, humor and magic, plus a summer meal featuring local sweet corn. 

Most of the performers are local, but we will also feature a guest trio of Ethan Setiawan, Sadie Gustafson-Zook and Jacob Warren.  

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Free community meal at Pandora UM July 27

The Pandora United Methodist Church will hold a free community meal on Wednesday, July 27  from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by Hilty Home.The menu is chicken croissant sandwich, potato salad, baked beans, potato chips, strawberry shortcake and coffee/punch.

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Emmanuel UCC hosts outdoor family movie nights

Bring your chairs and blankets and the family to Emmanuel United Church of Christ for Outdoor Family Movie Nights this summer.

Four movies remain on the summer schedule on Sundays July 17, July 31, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28.

The events start at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.

Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be provided. Movies will be family friendly selections. In the event of rain, the event will be held inside.

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Pleasant View and Mt. Cory United Methodist VBS Aug. 8-12

Pleasant View and Mount Cory's United Methodist churches will co-host this year's Vacation Bible School from Monday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 12, from 7  to 8:30 p.m. at the Mount Cory Church, 300 N. Main St., Mount Cory.

The VBS has classes for 4 years of age (toilet trained) through 7th grade. This
year's theme is "Adventures on Promise Island"  Excitement and fun await as kids learn about promises that God made to Bible people. The kids will also see how those promises are for them too!

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