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September 28, 2016


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July's community meal on the 18th

One community meal takes place in July at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center. The meal is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 18.

The Bluffton Baptist Church will provide the meal. Donations will be accepted to support the Bluffton Community Assistance Program's food pantry.


July St. John's United Church of Christ newsletter now on The Icon

The July Serendipity newsletter from the St. John's United Church of Christ, Bluffton, is now available for Icon viewers.

It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Bluffton community worship service – Sunday, July 28

The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) is planning an outdoor community worship service on Sunday July 28, at 9 a.m. 

This worship service comes at the end of a week of Vacation Bible School (VBS) hosted this year at the First Mennonite Church. The theme for the service is “Many Gifts, One Spirit,” growing out of the VBS curriculum. Worship will include music by the children who attended VBS and several brief reflections about the new things that are happening in the community.


Trinity Lutheran offers Tuesday evening summer services

Beginning on Tuesday, June 18, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main St., Jenera, will offer a week-night service at 7:30 p.m. for those not able to attend a Sunday morning service during the summer. 

Regular Sunday services will still be held at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School and Bible Classes for all ages at 9:20 a.m. 

The Tuesday service will be a shortened version of the Sunday before. For more information, please visit tlcjenera.org



Food Boxes available for P-G families in June

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  June 24.

Boxes will be available for pickup on Saturday  June 29 at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


Free community meals scheduled for June

Community meals have been scheduled for Thursday, June 6 and Thursday, June 20. The meals are free and open to the public.

All meals are at 6 p.m. at the Bluffton Senior Center.

St. Mary's Catholic Church will be serving the June 6 meal with Bluffton Trinity United Methodist serving the June 20 meal.

All donations collected at the meals will go the Bluffton Food Pantry.



First Mennonite starts summer worship schedule June 2

First Mennonite Church will begin its summer Sunday worship schedule on June 2, according to Steve Yoder, pastor.

During the summer worship services are at 9:15 a.m.and Christian education classes are at 10:30 a.m.


St. John's United Church of Christ June newsletter posted on The Icon

The St. John's United Church of Christ, Bluffton, newsletter for June 2013 is now posted on The Icon. Viewers may open it as an attachment at the bottom of this story.

St. John's U.C.C. is an Icon advertiser.


Registration underway for 2013-14 school year at Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera


Registration for pre-school through eighth grade for the 2013-2014 school year is being taken at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen Street, Jenera. 

Pre-school is held on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for children 4 years of age.  Kindergarten is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-3:15 p.m. with grades 1-8 having those same hours daily.

Trinity offers a Christ-centered complete education within a safe and friendly atmosphere. 


VBS season is next on the summer calendar

Vacation Bible School season is almost upon us. Here in the list of VBS in the Icon viewership area:

Ebenezer Mennonite VBS
June 2-7

6:30-9 p.m.
Ages 4 to 6th grade
8905 Columbus Grove Road
Theme: Kingdom Rock
Details: 419-358-8588

Pandora Community VBS
July 7-11
6:30-8:45 p.m.
Ages K-6 (just completed)
Host congregation: Pandora Missionary, 300 Rocket Ridge
Theme: God's Backyard Bible Camp
Details: 419-384-3074