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Ministerial association holds poverty simulation April 11

What would it be like to live in poverty for one month?

The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) will host a poverty simulation from 9 a.m. till noon on Saturday, April 11, at Burcky Gym on the Bluffton University campus. Light refreshments will be served.


Community VBS planning meeting March 23

This summer's VBS program will be hosted by Bluffton Presbyterian Church July 19-23, from 6-8 p.m. The curriculum will be Bible Blast from the Past.

Volunteers from seven local churches will ​​work together to provide this free  program to the community: Presbyterian, St. Mary's Catholic, English Lutheran, Emmanuel UCC, St. Johns UCC, First Mennonite, First Methodist.

A planning meeting is set for Mon. March 23 at 7 p.m.at the Presbyterian Church, Main Street.


Pandora ladies lenten breakfast March 31

The Pandora United Methodist Church is hosting the Pandora Ladies Lenten Breakfast Tuesday, March 31 in the church fellowship hall. The continental breakfast and program will begin at 9 a.m. RSVP by Tuesday, March 24 to Jody Myerholtz, 419-615-0802, or Pat Basinger, 419-615-0284. The church is located on state route 12 at 108 E. Washington Street in Pandora.


Pandora United Methodist chicken barbecue March 22

Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E.Washington St., Pandora. will hold a chicken barbecue dinner from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Tickets are $8 per person (dine-in or carry-out). For ticket information, call 419.384.3782. Some tickets will be available at the door.


Trinity Lutheran Lent service March 18

Pastor Bob Krueger from Immanuel Lutheran Church, Findlay, will speak on “Faith Can Move Mountains” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera. The choir will sing “In Love Christ Came Among Us."  A light supper will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and all are welcome to attend the meal and the service. More information is at tlcjenera.org.



Community meal March 25 at Pandora United Methodist

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free Community Meal on Wednesday, March 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by Sprunger Insurance. . The menu will be spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and beverage.


Trinity Lutheran Lenten service March 11

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, will hold its fourth Lenten service on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Pastor Al Schmitzer will speak on “One of you will Betray Me."

The choir will sing “Abba.” Abba is a word drawn from the everyday language of Palestine.  it is a personal form of “Father” and shows love and trust, according to Schmitzer.

Everyone is welcome to attend the service and a light supper which will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Emmanuel UCC fish fry March 13

Emmanuel United Church of Christ will hold a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 13. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Profits will benefit the church improvement fund.

Emmanuel is located at 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton.


Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary men's choir to perform at Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, will host the 40-voice men’s choir of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary on Sunday, March 8.  The choir will present both the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services.

This free program includes traditional and contemporary rel­igious music. Chorus members accompany the choir on organ, piano, violin, saxophone, guitars, brass, and drums.


March 3 PrimeTimers cancelled

Due to the forecasted weather on Tuesday, March 3, PrimeTimers has been cancelled. The group will meet next on Tuesday, April 7.