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June 27, 2017

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Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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Fuller Seminary professor weekend speaker at Ebenezer Oct. 8-9

Ebenezer Mennonite Church hosts a weekend featuring Chapman "Chap" R. Clark, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9.

He is Associate Provost for Strategic Projects, Professor and Chair of Youth, Family, and Culture Department in the School of Theology at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, Calif.

In a Saturday evening program, from 7 to 9 p.m., he will talk on Sticky Faith and Hurt 2.0: Nurturing the Long-Term Faith of Adolescents.

During the 9 a.m. Sunday school hour his theme is Adoptive Church: The Essence of Biblical Community.

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Beth Huffman guest speaker Sept. 7 at Mt. Cory UMC Friendship Circle

Beth Huffman will speak during the 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, meeting of the Mt. Cory United Methodist Church Friendship Circle, 300 N. Main St., Mt. Cory.

Huffman is a retired English teacher from Columbus Grove and is an inspirational speaker and author.

In the past six years, she has spoken to well over a thousand people whose audiences include civic organizations, women’s groups, professional organizations and church groups.

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Bethel Church of Christ has back-to-school "Urge" event Aug. 21

A free event, titled Urge 2016, open to youth from junior high through college age takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21 at Bethel Church of Christ just north of Ada.

The focus  is to encourage students ( to do well in the upcoming school year and to urge them to be who God wants them to be in their schools. 

URGE features Courtnee Morris as the guest speaker along with the Mike Lee Band (Worship) from Fort Wayne, SafeKept (Christian Rock) from Columbus and B List Boys (Christian Hip Hop) from Bluffton.

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Emmanuel UCC invites community to worship in the park Aug. 21

Friends and neighbors are invited to Worship in the Park at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, with Emmanuel United Church of Christ. The service and family activities will be held in the Bluffton village park under the pavilion by the baseball field.

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Pandora United Methodist Church holds free meal Aug. 31

The Pandora United Methodist Church will hold a free community meal on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by the missions committee. The menu is sausage sandwich, sauerkraut, wedding noodles, watermelon, assorted cookies, punch, water and coffee.

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Community worship service Sunday on Prebysterian lawn

Bluffton's annual summer community worship service is at 9 a.m., Sunday, July 31, in the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn. It is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association.

The theme is drawn from the community VBS program, “Deep Sea Discovery,” and music from that event will be shared by children who attended VBS during the service.

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Mt. Cory Vacation Bible School starts Aug. 8

The Mount Cory and Pleasant View United Methodist churches will host a community Vacation Bible School, August 8-12 at the Mount Cory United Methodist Church, 300 N Main St., Mount Cory. This year's theme is "Adventures on Promise Island.”

Children, ages 4 through 7th grade, are welcome to attend. A pre-registration will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5:30 - 7 p.m., at the Mount Cory Park during "National Night Out”.

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It's Community Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel UCC - starts Sunday night

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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Emmanuel UCC ice cream social July 22

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold an ice cream social Friday, July 22, at the church from 4 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes chicken or sloppy joes sandwiches, chicken noodles, baked beans, a variety of salads, pies, and cakes, plus ice cream and beverages. Tickets are $8 for adults and children 10 and under $4.

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Emmanuel UCC ice cream social on July 22; family movie July 17

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold an ice cream social Friday, July 22, at the church from 4 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes chicken or sloppy joes sandwiches, chicken noodles, baked beans, a variety of salads, pies, and cakes, plus ice cream and beverages. Tickets are $8 for adults and childen 10 and under $4.

Family night movies

Four movies remain on the church summer schedule on Sundays July 17, July 31, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28.

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