December 20, 2014


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Support group forms for those facing life challenges

Facilitated by pastors Mark and DJ Fuerstenau, Strength in Christ is an informal group for individuals facing challenges such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, a failing relationship, a financial struggle, or someone who just doesn't know which way to turn. 


Tickets on sale for "Ultimate Date Night Event" Sept. 27 at Ebenezer Mennonite

An “Ultimate Date Night Event,” takes place for couples at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton, according to Dale Seefeldt, family pastor.

The program will be presented by Jay and Laura Laffoon, authors of several books and DVDs, billed as “marriage edu-tainers,” who place their real marriage of almost 30 years on display. Their weekly online talk show Jay & Laura TV offers tips on connecting as a couple and a family. The Laffoons have two children and live in Michigan.


"Concert on the corner" Saturday morning - Main and Cherry

A "concert on the corner" is scheduled downtown Bluffton at 9:45 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, according to Rev. David Good of the Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

The concert features Jayne McGarrity, Dave Sycks and the Bluffton Presbyterian Church Choir featuring Gospel Jazz and the Feast of Life.

The performance is free and open to the public. It takes place on the Presbyterian Church lawn on the corner of Main and Cherry.



See you at the pole rally, Sept. 23

Bluffton Baptist Church, 345 County Line Road, will host a "see you at the pole" rally at the church from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23.

The event includes hot dogs off the grill, music, giveaways, large group games and other events. 


Transport For Christ to dedicate second mobile chapel in Beaverdam

Transport For Christ has installed a second mobile chapel in Beaverdam, with this one located at the Flying J Travel Plaza, I-75 and 30N. The first mobile chapel is across the road at the Pilot Travel Center.

The public is invited to attend a dedication of the new Second Chance Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Personnel from the international TFC office in Marietta, Pa., will attend, as will several musical groups. Light refreshments will be served.


Food boxes available to P-G residents

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 calling 419-384-3038 by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 15. Boxes will be available to be picked up at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 27 at at the Grace Mennonite Church, located at 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


Next Pandora free community meal Sept. 24

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by Rebecca Circle. The menu will be ham slices, scalloped potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverage.


Did you hear a round of applause cry out from Ada? It was a good day in the Hardin County community

NOTE: What some consider Ada's story of the century, the Ada United Methodist Church steeple was placed atop the church on Sept. 4, as construction to the building continues. The following story was written for the Ada Icon and is shared with Bluffton Icon viewers.

A well-deserved and impromptu round of applause.

That sound resonated throughout Main Street Ada at 10:40 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, marking the successful lifting and placement of a 18,000-pound steeple (9 tons) atop the Ada First United Methodist Church.


It's "Service Sunday" for English Lutheran congregation; ice cream social in afternoon

On Sunday, Sept. 7, you may see a bunch of bright yellow T-shirts all over town. Those shirts will be worn by members of English Lutheran Church as members participate in the second annual "God's Work, Our Hands - Day of Service" event.  

Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor, said, "Following a brief worship service that morning at 9 a.m., members of English Lutheran will join with congregations throughout our denomination (the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) in doing service projects for the community, for neighbors, and for the church."


Register now for MOPS mom-to-mom sale


The MOPS Mom to Mom sale is holding registration for tables at their upcoming event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on September 13 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church.

Participants can register for 3 rectangular or 4 round tables for $15, or 2 round tables for $7. To reserve a space, call Jennifer at 419-296-4835 or Denise at 419-306-7781.