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Emily Stratton

December 18, 2017

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English Lutheran Rally Sunday and ice cream social Sept. 10

English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St., Bluffton, kicks off its fall programming Sunday, Sept. 10, according to Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor.

"Come and join the people of English Lutheran Church for the journey to a living faith as we kick off our fall programming, starting at 9 a.m.," said Rev. Mohr.

"This special service will begin a three-month adventure in following Jesus through emphasizing seven basic faith practices: pray-study-worship-invite-encourage-serve-give."


Trinity United Methodist 4th annual De Colores Dash 5K Sept. 17

Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church will host its fourth annual De Colores Dash 5K in the Bluffton village park at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 17.

Following the race there will be live music featuring Matt Deter and friends and fun inflatables including an obstacle course, bounce house, and Bungee Run.

Lunch is included in race registration of $20 per racer. For non-racers lunch is available for a freewill donation.

All proceeds beyond event expenses go to the Bluffton Food Pantry.


Ministerial Association song-fest at Fall Fest'

Music from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 23 on Presbyterian lawn

New to this year's Bluffton Fall Festival is a song-fest of sorts sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association, according to Rev. Jeremy Manns, pastor or Emmanuel United Church of Christ.

"The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) will set up a tent on the lawn of the Presbyterian Church as a sign of our local faith communities coming together in worshiping God through song," he told the Icon.

Performances by musicians from Bluffton congregations will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.


Pandora United Methodist community meal Aug. 30

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 5:30 p.m.  in the church fellowship hall,108 E. Washington St., Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by Wednesday Witnesses. Menu will be beef and noodles, vegetable, applesauce, dessert and beverage.


Bethel Church of Christ "URGE" back-to-school event Aug. 26

Bethel Church of Christ, 4014 County Road 304, Ada, will hold a free community-wide student event “URGE,” from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at the church.

According to event sponsors: “The focus of URGE is to encourage students (junior high through college age) to do well in the upcoming school year, but more importantly, to urge them to be who God wants them to be in their schools.”


Presbyterians open "A Little Free Pantry"

A Little Free Pantry is now open in downtown Bluffton.  It is located on the grounds of the Bluffton Presbyterian Church near the Family Dollar parking lot.  The community is invited to donate food or personal products. 

Anyone needing these products is welcome to take them at any time. No registration is necessary.

The pantry contains canned vegetables and proteins, pasta, powdered milk, personal care products and other shelf stable items. Selection will vary.