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September 22, 2019

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Presbyterian bake sale on Saturday

Bluffton Presbyterian Church will hold at bake sale on Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. The sale takes place under the tent at the front of the church. Proceeds to go towards missions.



Benefit taco Bar meal for the Dakota Dunn family Sunday

English Lutheran Church, Bluffton, invite the community to a benefit taco bar meal  for the Dakota Dunn family, Sunday, May 5, from noon to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

Dakota Dunn is being treated for brain cancer. He is married to Emily (a Bluffton High School graduate, and daughter of Brad and Chris Setzer of Bluffton), and they have a son, Cooper.

All donations received at the benefit meal will help the family with medical bills.

English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St., has accessible parking off of South  Jackson Street.


Fill the truck event May 11

Sponsored by Mission and Outreach Team of First United Methodist and Rockport UMC

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore will hold a "fill the truck" event from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 11, in the parking lot between Bluffton High School and First Mennonite Church.

Volunteers will accept good, new and used cabinets, sinks, plumbing, building supplies, windows, doors, appliances, office supplies, furniture, electrical, tools, toys and similar items.

(No mattresses, box springs, clothing or books, please.)

Items collected will be sold at ReStore, 550 W. Elm St., Lima.


Bluffton congregations observe Holy Week

Also, Good Friday procession of the cross

Bluffton congregations have several special services planned for Easter week. In addition, the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association’s Good Friday Procession of the Cross takes place.

Here is the schedule of Easter week church services. Churches with information missing from this schedule may e-mail details to: info@blufftonicon.com.


St. Mary's Catholic Christian Preschool opens in the fall

• Classes for 3-year-olds and 4-5-year-olds • Three open houses set Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday

St. Mary’s Catholic Church  announces its launch of St. Mary’s Catholic Christian Preschool, which will open in time for the 2019-20 school year. The first class is held on Sept. 4.

Katie Hohenbrink is the interim director of the preschool. The church is currently accepting applications for a head teacher and teacher’s aide positions. Contact Hohenbrink at 419-236-5372 or call St. Mary’s Church at 419-358-8631.

Three open houses are planned to introduce families to the preschool:


Easter cantata performed at Pandora UCM April 15

The Pandora United Methodist Church Choir will present its Easter cantata, “The Easter Story” on Sunday, April 14, during the  9:30 a.m. worship service, according to Rev. Duane Kemerley, pastor.

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 Kira Davis. The church is located on State Route 12  Pandora.