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Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning

On Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn

Bluffton Presbyterian Church will be hold a Blessing of the Animals event on Saturday, Oct. 6, on the church lawn. 112 N. Main St., according to Rev. Karol Farris, pastor.

"Local pets and their owners are invited to gather around 10 a.m., and a brief service of blessing will begin at 10:30, concluding by 11 a.m.," she said.

Cats, dogs, and others welcome – all animals must be leashed or crated. A pet picture may be brought if preferred.


Pandora United Methodist plans pilgrimage to Carey shrine

Planned for Saturday, Sept. 29

The Pandora United Methodist Church will conduct a half-day pilgrimage to the National Shrine and Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The tour covers the history of the Shrine and the historical connections between the Roman Catholic tradition and Protestantism as well and the relationship to the United Methodist Church. 

Persons interested in participating can to meet in Pandora at 108 E Washington St. to carpool to Carey where the tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the Shrine Park. 


Morse Family Gospel Singers concert Sunday evening at English Lutheran

The Morse Family Gospel Singers, a local inter-generational family singing group, will present at 7 p.m. concert, Sunday, Sept. 23, at English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St. Bluffton.

There will be a free-will offering, and a light reception will follow the concert in the church fellowship hall.

For more information contact the church at elchurch@wcoil.com, or 419-358-2591, or www.themorsefamily.org


Craft show to support Operation Christmas Child

on Oct. 20 at Pandora Missionary Church

Pandora Missionary Church will hold its second annual craft and vendor show on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 300 Rocket Ridge, Pandora.

The event includes over 50 craft-vendors, Bubba C's BBQ, Shepherd's Kettle Corn, homemade ice cream, and face painting. 

All proceeds from the sale go towards Shoebox with a Purpose, a program supporting Operation Christmas Child. For more information, contact Carrie Reichenbach at 567-208-8976.


Trinity Lutheran observes Shipwreck Rememberance

During Sunday worship service

Members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, will observe the annual Shipwreck Remembrance on Sunday, Sept. 16. 

The services, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. remembers the passengers on the “Famous Dove” when it was shipwrecked off the east coast of the United States on Sept. 17, 1831. 

Many of the passengers coming from Germany were the founders of Trinity. During a terrible storm, the passengers prayed and sang hymns.  The next morning, they saw that they were just off the coast of Virginia.


Grace Mennonite to host Enneagram workshop Oct. 6

It teaches nine basic personality types and how these personality types are expressed within our own life and in our relationship to others

Grace Mennonite Church will host a day-long Know Your Number Enneagram workshop taught by David Stamile on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The teaching is open to the public, and a light-lunch and snacks will be included with registration.

Christians have used the Enneagram for centuries as a tool for personal spiritual growth. It teaches nine basic personality types and how these personality types are expressed within our own life and in our relationship to others.