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Emmanuel UCC ice cream social July 22

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold an ice cream social on Friday, July 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
 

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Here's the registration form for Community VBS in July

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, is the host congregation to this summer's community Vacation Bible School.

VBS is from Sunday, July 24 through Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening.

It has classes for preschool through fifth grade. This year's theme is "Deep Sea Discovery - where kids will know that God is always with them!"

Children in VBS will sing at the community worship services on Sunday, July 31, on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn.

A registration form is an attachment to this story.

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Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, adds Tuesday service

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, has added an additional service for the summer. 

The Tuesday evening service, beginning at 7:30 p.m., will be a casual, abbreviated copy of the previous Sunday service. 

The Tuesday evening services will be held through Sept. 6.  Everyone is welcome, especially if you are gone over the weekend for work or travel.

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VBS at Riley Creek Baptist

Lacey Wagner colors a cross during craft time at Riley Creek Baptist Church. The church, located between Ada and Bluffton had 11 children enrolled at VBS on Tuesday. Ocean Commotion, Diving into Noah's Flood, was the theme of the four-day program this year. (Monty Siekerman photo)

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St. John Mennonite Kid2Kid Camp underway

St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora, hosts a Kid2Kid Camps on Wednesdays this summer.

Camp days are June 15, June 29, July 20, July 27 and Aug. 3. A pool party will also take place.

The camp is for youth age 5 (by Oct. 1) through sixth grade. The camp theme is "Deep Sea Discovery, God is with me wherever I go!"

VBS July 10-14

The church vacation Bible school is from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., Sunday to Thursday, July 10-14, at the church. All children age 5 by Aug. 1 through sixth grade may attend.

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Pandora free community meal on June 29

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, June 29,  from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora. 

The meal this month is provided  by Riley Creek Pharmacy. The menu is hamburger/hot dogs, baked beans, assorted salads, dessert, and beverages.

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English Lutheran dedicates new addition on Sunday

The congregation of English Lutheran Church invites the community to an open house buffet for the new addition to its facility, said Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor.

The open house is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  Sunday, June 12, at the church 111 Grove St., Bluffton.

 Begun in September of 2015, the just-over 5,000 square foot addition includes a fellowship hall with seating for over 150, a serving kitchen, two classrooms, two ADA restrooms, a lounge/reception area, and an accessible drive-up entry-way  from our new parking lot.

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Community VBS July 24-28 at Emmanuel UCC

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, is the host congregation to this summer's community Vacation Bible School.

VBS is from Sunday, July 24 through Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening.

It has classes for preschool through fifth grade. This year's theme is "Deep Sea Discovery - where kids will know that God is always with them!" 

Contact Emmanuel UCC or other participating churches for registration forms. Also, persons may contact Kim Worcester 567-227-0193, Kathy Moser 419-296-6243, or Erin Stark 419-643-9558.

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Riley Creek Baptist VBS June 12-15

Riley Creek Baptist Church will hold its Vacation Bible School later this month.

Ocean Commotion, Diving into Noah's Flood, takes place fom 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly from Sunday to Wednesday, June 12-15 at the church, 4950 Township Road 27, Bluffton.

The VBS is for youth ages 2 through sixth grade. For questions call the church between 9 a.m. and 4 p .m. at 419-326-6361.

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Trinity Lutheran graduation is May 29

Trinity Lutheran School’s graduation is Sunday, May 29, in the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera. 

Pre-service music will be by members of the graduating class.  Grant Insley is the class speaker.   The class members are: Hannah Aliva Hassan, Trent Michael Hummer, Grant Emerson Insley, Jayden Christopher Mays, Peyton Elyse Rettig, Derek John Rose, and Noah Michael VanDermark. 

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