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

The September newsletter for St. John's United Church of Christ is now available to Icon viewers.
It is in the attachment at the bottom of this story.


First United Methodist Church hosts post high school football game 5th Quarter

First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, will host a program called 5th Quarter following home Bluffton High School football games this fall.
The programs are an open invitation to the public following each home varisty game for food and highlights of the game. The 5th Quarter takes place in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, Church Street.
The 5th Quarter will be held on the following home games:
Aug. 31 - Carey
Sept. 7 - Delphos Jefferson
Sept. 21 - Ada
Oct. 19 - Paulding
Oct. 26 - Columbus Grove


St. John's United Church of Christ returns to fall Sunday worship hours Sept. 9

St. John's United Church of Christ, returns to its fall Sunday worship schedule, according to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor.
Starting Sunday, Sept. 9, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and the worship aervice begins at 10:30 a.m. St. John's United Church of Christ is located at the corner of College Avenue and Jackson Streets, Bluffton.


"The Many Faces of Old Glory" Sept. 5 at Pandora United Methodist

Pandora United Methodist Church will hold a program "The Many Faces of Old Glory: How we got our flag and how we got the United States."
According to Rev. Duane A. Kemerley, pastor, "The presentation is at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5. The video program has been called the finest flag show ever. This program is sponsored by the Mid-Century Club of Pandora and will be hosted at the Pandora United Methodist Church located at 108 E. Washington St."


Bluffton YFC weekly schedule underway soon

David Glick announced this school year's BlufftonYFC weekly meeting schedule. It follows:
Bluffton Club 56 (For 5th and 6th Graders) -
Mondays after school to 4:15 p.m. - Starting Monday, Sept.10

Junior High Campus Life - (7th and 8th Graders) -
Mondays - 8-9 p.m. - Starting Monday, Sept. 10
Bluffton Breakfast Club - (9th -12 Graders)
Wednesday mornings- 7:15 - 7:50 a.m. - Starting Wednesday, Aug. 29


Bluffton Food Pantry is serious need of donations

The Bluffton Food Pantry needs some hefty donations soon.
The pantry does not have enough supplies to meet its August needs, according to Paula McKibben, pantry director. "I'm asking all churches in Bluffton to ask parishiioners to bring in items for the food pantry," she said in a recent letter to Bluffton churches.
"The pantry is in need to tuna, salmon, macaroni and cheese, fruit, spaghettis, beefaroni, raviolis, noodles, spaghetti, beef stew, chicken and dumplings soup (except tomato), canned milk, ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. No glass items please," she said.


Trinity Lutheran returns to fall schedule

On Sunday, Aug. 19, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera,will return to its fall schedule of two Sunday services.
Worship will be at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School and Bible Class for all ages beginning at 9:20 a.m. The Tuesday evening service at 7:30 p.m. will continue through Sept. 4. The church is handicapped accessible and all are welcome. More information is at tlcjenera.org
Trinity Lutheran School opening service Aug. 20


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

The St. John's United Church of Christ August newsletter is now available for Icon viewers. It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.
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"Back 2 School" night Aug. 17 at Trinity Lutheran School

A "Back 2 School" night will be held at Trinity Lutheran School's soccer field, 105 Allen St., Jenera, on Friday, Aug. 17.
Family fun, games and activities along with the serving of lemonade, iced tea, ice cream and popcorn will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by the movie of The Lion King 1 1/2 at 8:30 p.m. Everything is free.
Please bring a chair or blanket to relax on for the movie. The event is planned for outdoors but in case of inclement weather, it will be held in the school's gymnasium. Everyone is welcome.


"High Church" work

Some "high church" work is underway this month in Bluffton. E. Lee Construction of Delphos, is doing outside restoration to the brick work of the First United Methodist Church.,