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May 27, 2019

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College Day at County Line Church

Active Shooter training and free stuff for college students

Who: College Students
What: Active Shooter Training & Armor of God - Prepare for the Fight in Mind, Body, Soul, Spirit
Where: County Line Church of the Brethren, 4227 N Hardin Rd (corner of County Line Rd. and Sandusky Rd.)
When: Sunday, Jan 27 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Reading the Bible with Jesus

Concert, workshop Jan. 11-13

Itinerant Bible teacher and singer/songwriter, known especially for his “songs of faith for small and tall,” Bryan Moyer Suderman of Kitchener, Ontario, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St. All are welcome to attend.


New year's eve service at Trinity Lutheran

Special services will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, to end 2018 and welcome 2019. 

On Monday, Dec. 31, a New Year’s Eve service will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor Al Schmitzer delivering the message.  The New Year’s Day service on Tuesday, Jan. 1, led by Pastor Matt Nowak will begin at 9:30 a.m. 


Monday is Christmas Eve

Churches announce special services

Here are Bluffton church Christmas Eve services. For churches not listed, send information to: info@blufftonicon.com

Bluffton Baptist
345 County Line Road – 7 p.m. service.

Bluffton Presbyterian
112 N. Main St. – 6:30 p.m. musical prelude;  7 p.m. service.

Ebenezer Mennonite
8905 Columbus Grove Road – 6 p.m. service.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ
8375 Phillips Road – 6 p.m., family service; 9 p.m. candlelight service.


Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve service includes musical quintet

Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 112 N. Main St.,  will offer a Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service on Monday, Dec. 24, at 6:30 p.m. with  Christmas carols performed by a quintet of musicians from the church.

Musicians are Linda Sycks, oboe; Jeremy Szabo, English horn; Rev. Karol Farris, clarinet; Dave Sycks, trumpet; and Marilyn Edwards, French horn. Following this  prelude music, the worship service will begin at 7 p.m, and will serve as a culmination of this year’s Advent series, Silent Night, Calm and Bright.


St. John's UCC choir presents Christmas cantata Sunday

The choir of St. John's United Church of Christ will present the cantata, "The Glory of Christmas," by composer Lloyd Larson, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m. 

The choir is under the direction of Dr. Crystal Sellers-Battle, associate professor and chair of the Bluffton University music department.  All are welcome to attend.  The church is located at 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton.