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May 27, 2019

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Free community meal in Pandora on Feb. 27

Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27. The church is located on 108 E. Washington St.

The menu is fried chicken, parlsey potatoes, California blend vegetables, dinner roll, assorted cupcakes, and beverage. The meal is provided by the Hilty Memorial Home.


Tickets on sale for First United Methodist Church youth spaghetti dinner

From 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13

The Bluffton First United Methodist Church youth fundraiser spaghetti dinner takes place next week at the church.

The dinner has a Valentine’s Day theme and serving is in the church fellowship hall, from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Tickets are $7 each and are available now through Feb. 9 from youth in the church or in the church office.

The menu includes baked spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and a beverage.

Desserts will be available for an additional donation. Carry-out and in-town (Bluffton) delivery is available.


Bluffton Legion observes Religious Emphasis Week

During Sunday morning service at English Lutheran

In commemoration of the sacrifice of four armed forces Chaplains during World 
War II, Bluffton American Legion will observe Religious Emphasis Week, Feb. 3 to Feb. 10.

Bluffton American Legion Post 382, Chaplain Basil Meyer has announced the post will observe the sacrifice of Four Armed Forces Chaplains during World War II, during the Sunday, Feb. 4, worship service  at English Lutheran Church.

The public is welcome to attend the service, which begins at 9 a.m.


Riley Creek Baptist Church will celebrate 150 years in March

Riley Creek Baptist Church, 4950 Township Road 27, Bluffton, will observe its 150th anniversary as a church on Sunday, March 24.

The day includes a 9:30 a.m. musical celebration followed by a 10:30 a.m. worship service, followed by a carry-in luncheon. A concluding service is at 2 p.m.

The day’s events celebrate the congregation’s past, present and future.


Calling all chili lovers

2019 community chili cook-off Feb. 20

A community chili cook-off is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the middle school. It benefits the Bluffton Community Assistance Program’s food pantry, according to Lynda Best.

The Bluffton Presbyterian Church mission committee sponsors the event. Last year was the first cook-off.

Best needs volunteers to assist. Volunteers are needed to cook and serve chili (there will be a people’s choice competition), organize donations and concession sales, assist with set-up and tear-down and to promote and attend the event.


Ebenezer Mennonite closed on Wednesday - no evening activities

Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road, announced that it will be closed all day on Wednesday, Jan. 30. No evening activities will take place and offices will be closed.