Posted by Fred Steiner on October 7, 2013 - 6:42pm
Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church, 2202 SR 103, will hold its fifth annual winter coat and apparel giveaway this fall.
Any business or organization wanting to participate is invited to do so.
Ria Reed said, "If you are interested in collecting any coats, gloves and scarves for all ages and genders, please let us know and we will supply and maintain the collection box at the desired location.
For more information call: 567-242-4700 or 419-722-6201.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 2, 2013 - 2:50pm
October's free community meals are set at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center and Bluffton Area Ministerial Association.
First United Methodist Church is host to the Thursday, Oct. 3 meal. English Lutheran Church is host to the Thursday, Oct. 17 meal. The meals, open to the public, are free. An monetary donation given goes to the Bluffton Community Assistance Program's food pantry.
Meals are served at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center, 132 N. Main St., Bluffton
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 19, 2013 - 5:14pm
A celebration of the South Asia ministry of David and Carrie Hartman is hosted at The Centre At Bluffton, 601 N. Main St., from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, by English Lutheran Church. Carrie is the daughter of Bob and Sue Fett of Bluffton and English Lutheran is her home church.
The community is invited to participate in this event, which will provide an opportunity to learn more about the lives of families in South Asia, as well as to support the ministry of the Hartmans as they seek to "build bridges of peace" in the midst of those families.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 11, 2013 - 5:23pm
Dale Seefeldt, who lived in India most of his life, was installed as pastor of Christian Education and Family Ministries on Sept. 8 at Ebenezer Mennonite church.
Despite his years in India, he holds a strong connection to Bluffton. His wife, Ruth, is the daughter of former Ebenezer pastor, Charles Warren. In addition Ebenezer Mennonite had earlier commissioned and sent he and his wife as missionaries.
“I moved to India in 1951 at the age of four,” Seefeldt said. “My parents were missionaries.”