• You're reading the Bluffton Icon - Bluffton, Ohio - Washington never slept here, but Dillinger robbed our bank

January 25, 2015


Most Recent Poll

Super Bowl prediction

You are here


It's Vacation Bible School season - where's where and when

It’s Vacation Bible School season.

Here is the VBS information the Icon has. Churches not on this list may send VBS information to info@blufftonicon.com.


Bluffton's Weekday Christian Education program celebrates 90 years

How many organizations in Bluffton can you name that have had a presence in the community for 90 years?

One of them is the Bluffton Weekday Christian Education/Release Time. Everyone who has come into contact with the program as a student, parent, volunteer, teacher or board member  will be able to celebrate the event on Saturday, June 14.


Trinity Lutheran School graduation June 1

Trinity Lutheran School’s graduation will be held on Sunday, June 1, during the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera.

Abby Heldman is the class speaker. The class members are: Sarah Elizabeth Curth, Abigail Elizabeth Heldman, Drew Michael Insley and Alissa Joy Rutherford.


Ascension Day service at Trinity Lutheran May 29

An Ascension Day service will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, on Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m..  Pastor Al Schmitzer will speak on Jesus, our ascended  Savior’s continuing rule as Prophet, Priest and King.  Everyone is welcome and the church is handicapped accessible.  More information is at:  tlcjenera.org


Community meal May 28 at Pandora United Methodist

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, May 28 from 5:30 to 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 will be sub sandwiches, chips, potato salad, dessert and beverage.


Presbyterians hold June 13 chicken barbecue

Bluffton Presbyterian Church will host a chicken barbecue provided by Ted's Market, Pandora, starting at 5 p.m., Friday, June 13, during Bluffton's Festival of Wheels. Hot dogs, desserts and drinks will also be available.


County Line Church of Brethren BBQ June 12


County Line Church of the Brethren is holding its 9th annual Chicken Barbeque dinner from 4-6 p.m. on June 12, 2014.

The meal will be provided by Harlan's catering of Pandora. Tickets are $8.00 each and includes: 1/2 barbeque chicken, green beans, au gratin potatoes, dinner roll, and homemade pie. You may dine in or carry out. County Line Church of the Brethren is located at 4227 N. Hardin Road, Harrod, Ohio.


Rockport United Methodist Memorial Day service set

Rockport United Methodist Church will hold their annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 26, 2014.

The service will start at 11 a.m. in the cemetery and will progress to the church. The guest speaker will be Greg Coleman, Pastor of Cairo and Rockport United Methodist Churches.

The church is located at 5505 Rockport Road, Columbus Grove. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Blessing of the Bikes May 18 at Trinity United Methodist

The second annual Blessing of the Bikes, takes place at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, May 18, at Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church, 2022 State Route 103.

The bike blessing takes place immediately following the morning worship service. The church will then host a barbecue pulled-pork dinner. Tickets are $7 and persons may dine in or buy for carry-out.


Pandora and Gilboa churches have food boxes

The churches of Pandora and Gilboa are offering food boxes for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School District.

The boxes are designed to provide nine meals for a family of four. In order to pick up a box, you must register by calling 419-384-3038 by 5 p.m. on May 15.

Boxes will be available to be picked up on the last Saturday of the month, May 31, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 East Main St., Pandora.