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May 22, 2018

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Here are Bluffton's Christmas eve services

Including candlelighting, carols, lessons, communion

Bluffton congregations observe Christmas eve in several traditional ways this year. Here is a list of congregations with services planned for Sunday, Dec. 24.

Bluffton Baptist Church
345 County Line Road

At 7 p.m. Christmas eve service is planned.

Bluffton Presbyterian Church
112 N. Main St.

Christmas eve service begins at 6:45 p.m. with prelude music. At 7 p.m. is a service of lessons and carols.


Combined morning-Christmas eve service at St. John's UCC

A combined Sunday morning worship and Christmas Eve service will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, at St. John’s United Church of Christ.

There will be no Christian Education classes that morning.  Everyone is welcome to attend the special service, which will include carol singing, the story of the first Christmas, and music by St. John’s UCC choir.

A nursery for children will be provided.  The church is located at the corner of College Avenue and Jackson Streets, Bluffton.




Celebrating her first Christmas as a pastor

Rev. Karol Farris, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church

Rev. Karol Farris will celebrate her first Christmas as a pastor later this month.

This fall, Rev. Farris accepted the call as pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church. Her pastorate began in September and she was installed in November.

As a first-time pastor, she describes her position as an “on-going balancing act.”


The Advent of Emmanuel Christmas program Dec. 17

At Riley Creek Baptist Church

 Riley Creek Baptist Church, 4950 Township Road 27, Bluffton, invites the public to its Christmas program, “The Advent of Emmanuel,” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. 

The program will consist of a play telling the story of “Lydie” as she comes to understand the true meaning of Christmas, along with a number of musical selections and parts for children of the congregation.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information call 419-326-6361.


Trinity Lutheran holds Christmas for Kids on Saturday

Christmas For Kids will be held at Trinity School, 105 Allen St., Jenera, on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

A free lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. 

This program will provide children in pre-school through 4th grade a special opportunity to hear the real message of Christmas, along with crafts, refreshments, music and fun.  Please register by calling 419-326-4685 or email tlsoffice@tlcjenera.org



Pandora United Methodist Christmas cantata Sunday

 2017 Christmas Cantata at the Pandora United Methodist Church

 The Pandora United Methodist Church Choir will be presenting a Christmas Cantata, “Season of Praise” written by Lloyd Larson on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 9:30 a.m. during the worship service.

The church service and refreshments in the fellowship hall afterwards are open to the public.

The choir is directed by Pat Basinger and accompanied by Pat Michel. The church is located on State Route 12 at 108 E. Washington St.,  Pandora. The Rev. Duane Kemerley is the pastor.