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Trinity Lutheran holds Thanksgiving Day service

A special Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24.

Pastor Jeff Bolwerk will conduct the service and deliver the message. The choir will sing "A Servant in Your Heavenly House" and the church will be decorated with harvest items.

The church is handicapped accessible. More information is at www.tlcjenera.org


Findlay Community Bell Choir performs Dec. 4 At St. John's UCC

"Ring" in the holiday season hosted by St. John's United Church of Christ.

The Findlay Community Bell Choir will perform a concert at the church at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, according to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor.

"If you have never heard these bells before, you will be amazed at what the choir can do with them. If you have heard them before, you will be in for a wonderful treat. We hope to see you there," she said.

Thanks . . .


Bluffton Area Ministerial Association community Thanksgiving service Nov. 20

Rev. Dr. Matthew Zuehlke

Bluffton's community Thanksgiving service, planned by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association, will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

The Rev. Dr. Matthew Zuehlke, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church, is the preacher.

An offering taken will assist the Bluffton Community Assistance Program's food pantry. In addition, non-perishable food items will be accepted.


"Quilts" thankoffering service Sunday at English Lutheran

The women of English Lutheran Church will lead a thankoffering worship service at 9 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, in support of the quilt ministry of the congregation's sewing group.

Every year the English Lutheran sewing group puts together anywhere from 90 to 100 quilts, which are then sent off to help persons in need throughout the world through the relief agencies associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, such as Lutheran World Relief, Lutheran Disaster Response and the World Hunger Appeal.


Grace Mennonite holiday book sale, garage sale, breakfast Nov. 18-19

Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora, will hold a holiday bake sale, book sale, garage sale and breakfast, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at the church in Pandora.

The bake sale and book sale will take place on Friday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Books are from the Faith and Life Books and Gifts Shop, Berne, Ind., Proceeds of the bake sale will benefit the Grace youth group activities.

Ten percent of the book sales will be donated to the Pandora Community branch library.


Trinity United Methodist pancake breakfast, coat give-away Nov. 12

Bluffton Trinity United Methodist's annual coat give-away is Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the church located on State Route 103, rural Bluffton.

A pancake breakfast will be served during the event.

Anyone wishing to donate coats may drop them off at the following Bluffton locations:

  • Community Market
  • BFR
  • Bluffton Public Library
  • Luke's
  • The Sports Warehouse

Any questions please call Ria at 567-242-4700.


Ebenezer Mennonite holds 48th annual festival of missions Nov. 13-20

The 48th annual Festival of Missions will be held Nov. 13-20 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

The theme this year is: "Jesus, You are Worthy,"based on Revelation 5:9."

"....You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation."


First United Methodist Church hosts Election Day meals

Bluffton First United Methodist Church will be hosting an Election Day lunch and dinner on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu consists of homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and beverages.

The dinner is served from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and costs $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 and under. The menu includes baked steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, dessert and beverage. Carry-out is available for both meals.


Bluffton Inter-Church Board 'Town Hall' gathering Nov. 7

What's the common denominator among the Bluffton Community Assistance Program, Weekday Christian Education (Release Time Program), Bluffton Family Recreation, Bluffton Senior Citizens' Center, Bluffton Child Development Center, The Community Meal, the Bluffton C.R.O.P. Walk, the Community Nursery School, and the Community Vacation Bible School Program?


Truck and treats at Baptist Church Oct. 31

Bluffton Baptist Church will offer Truck and Treats for children during Bluffton's trick-or-treat night, according to John McMinn, pastor.

The church event will take place during trick-or-treat hours from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31.

"We plan to park on the front side of our church along the driveway with trunk or tailgates forward," McMinn told the Icon.

"Each car/truck will have treats to dispense attended by costumed adults dressed as various role models. A crossing guard will be provided at County Line Road. Treats are free for the asking," he said.