• Bluffton, Indiana, was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor." 

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BHS Men's Quartet sings at English Lutheran April 29 brunch fundraiser

The youth of English Lutheran Church will host a special brunch and entertainment featuring Bluffton High School Men's Quartet.

This fundraising event will be held at the church, 111 Grove St., Bluffton, on Sunday April 29 following the 9 a.m. service.

Donations will go towards those participating in the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans July 18 to 22.

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The Amazing Grace Race performed at St. John Mennonite

L to R - Jackson Ridge, Kat Boisvert, Kirsten Brough, Addilyn Diller, Caleb Mikesell, Mary Gallant, Chloe Miller, Alaina Basinger - 6 Runners followed by Coach and the Reporter

The Children's Choirs of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora, will present "The Amazing Grace Race," on Sunday, April 22, at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Both performances are at the church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora.

The musical involves 70 children from the Bluffton/Pandora area from age 4 to grade 5. The musical tells the story of runners Annie, Riley, Jake, Bella, Claire, and Spud as they follow the direction of their coach and run the "Race of Life."

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Presbyterians hold Earth Day "blessing of animals" service

Dr. Cheryl DeWitt stands with her alpaca, who will be part of the Earth Day blessing of animals.

Rev. Dr. Matthew Zuehlke of the Bluffton Presbyterian Church will conduct a Blessing of the Animals on the Presbyterian church lawn at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 22, in celebration of Earth Day. All creatures great and small are welcome.

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Bluffton University Gospel Choir performs Sunday at Ebenezer Mennonite

The Bluffton University Gospel Choir will give a concert Sunday, April 15, at 6 p.m. at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road.

The 60-member choir not only involves Bluffton Univesity students but others from the community. Dr. Crystal Sellers, a member of the university music faculty, directs the choir.

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St. John Mennonite Children's Choirs perform "The Amazing Grace Race" April 22

The Children's Choirs of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora, will present "The Amazing Grace Race," on Sunday, April 22, at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Both performances are at the church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora.

The musical involves 70 children from the Bluffton/Pandora area from age 4 to grade 5. The musical tells the story of runners Annie, Riley, Jake, Bella, Claire, and Spud as they follow the direction of their coach and run the "Race of Life."

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Mt. Cory and Pleasant View United Methodists hold dinner and concert April 29

Mount Cory and Pleasant View United Methodist Churches will hold a dinner and concert Sunday, April 29, according to Rev. Jerry Lewis, pastor.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:15 p.m. In includes chicken and homemade noodles, salad, dessert and beverage for a donation. Carry-out is available.

A concert at 6:30 p.m. features Kevin Mabry from the Marysville United Methodist Church. A free-will offering will be received at the concernt.

The event will be held at the Bethel Family Life Center, 210 W. Washington St., Mount Cory.

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Michigan Lutheran Seminary Concert Choir sings in Jenera on Sunday

The Concert Choir of Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Michigan, will present a concert of sacred songs at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera, on Sunday, April 15, at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The 25 voice traveling singers, under the direction of Professor Leonard A. Proeber, have toured annually since 1955, with appearances in more than 30 states, Canada and Europe. This choir, which will sing over 20 concerts during the 2011-2012 season, regularly visits congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Michigan and adjoining states.

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Workshop on community building for spiritual care and human service professionals slated

Pastors, church leaders, youth ministers, parish nurses, chaplains, social workers and counselors are invited to attend a workshop on identifying and incorporating the gifts and talents of those with developmental disabilities.

The event will be held Tuesday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 950 N. Main St., Findlay. Continuing education credits will be offered to those in attendance.

The event will discuss how to envision congregations which include persons with developmental disabilities in the life and work of the faith community.

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Bluffton congregations announce Holy Week services

The following congregations have provided Holy Week service information for The Icon. Churches not listed may send their workshop schedule to info@blufftonicon.com.

Good Friday community service

Each year, the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association plans an ecumenical Good Friday service.

"We begin by carrying a cross to local Bluffton Area Ministerial Association churches, pausing to pray at each church entrance," said Louise Wideman.

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Good Friday Procession of the Cross and Community worship service on April 6

Each year, the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association plans an ecumenical Good Friday service.

"We begin by carrying a cross to local Bluffton Area Ministerial Association churches, pausing to pray at each church entrance," said Louise Wideman.

This year the processional will begin at the English Lutheran Church at 11:30 a.m. From there, the cross will be carried to St. John's United Church of Christ, then to St. Mary's Catholic Church, to the Bluffton Presbyterian Church, Bluffton First United Methodist Church and finally to First Mennonite Church.

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