Where Bluffton gets its news!

Viewer of the Week

Amanda Stechschulte

August 25, 2016


Most Recent Poll

If you found a penny on the ground, would you pick it up?

You are here


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


St. John's United Church of Christ goes to summer hours June 2

Beginning Sunday, June 2, and continuing through Labor Day weekend, St. John's United Church of Christ goes to summer hours for Sunday School and the Worship Service. 

The hours are 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Worship Service.



Rockport United Methodist Memorial Day service May 27

Rockport United Methodist Church will holdits annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 27. The service will start at 11 a.m. in the cemetery and will progress to the church.  

The guest speaker will be Greg Coleman, pastor of Cairo and Rockport United Methodist Churches. A luncheon will follow.

The church is located at 5505 Rockport Road, rural Columbus Grove.


Trinity Lutheran graduation on May 26

Trinity Lutheran School’s graduation will be held on Sunday, May 26, in the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera. 


Joyfulaires perform Sunday morning at Riley Creek Baptist

The Southern Gospel quartet Joyfulaires will be in concert Sunday, May 19, at Riley Creek Baptist Church during the 10:30 a.m. service.

"Known for their excellent harmony and tremendous gift to minister, the Joyfulaires will soon be celebrating 50 years in spreading God's Word in song," said David Lanquist, pastor.

A free will offering will be taken. Riley Creek Baptist Church is located at 4950 Township Road 27 in rural Bluffton. Call the church office at 419-326-6361 for more information.


Trinity United Methodist to hold 'Blessing of the Bikes'

Bluffton Trinity United Methodist will hold a 'Blessing of the Bikes' event on Saturday May, 11 at 5 p.m.

Everyone bring your motorcycles for the blessing promptly at 5 p.m..  Afterwards, the motorcycles will take a short road trip.  Activities for all ages will be available.  

Catered chicken dinners will be available for sale by Ted's Market.  Meals include half a chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll, dessert and drink.  Price for dinners are $7 per meal and all proceeds benefit the church.  

There will also be a 50/50 raffle.


Food boxes available for P-G families for May

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, May 20.

Boxes will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 East Main St., Pandora.