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Mt. Cory United Methodist hosts angels, nativity displays

Mount Cory United Methodist Church will hold "Heaven Came Down," a display of angels and nativity scenes from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. December 6 and 13, and 1-5 p.m. December 7 and 14 at the Bethel Family Life Center.

The church is located at 201 West Washington Street, Mount Cory. This event is open to the public and is free of charge.



Food boxes available to families in the P-G school district

 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. Monday, Dec. 15.  Boxes will be available to be picked up on  Saturday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. at Grace Mennonite Church, 502 East Main Street, Pandora.

Note that pickup is a week earlier than usual due the the Christmas Holiday.


Christmas for kids Dec. 6 at Trinity Lutheran

Christmas For Kids will be held at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen Street, Jenera, on Saturday, December 6 from 1-4:30 p.m. The afternoon will provide children in Pre-school through 4th grade a special opportunity to hear the real message of Christmas, along with Christmas crafts, music, refreshments and fun.  For more information, please call 419-326-4402.


Dec. 3 first of three mid-week Advent services at Trinity Lutheran

The first of three Wednesday Advent Services will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, on at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. The theme is:  "God is with us -- fulfilling promises."  The students in Grades 5-8 will sing “Prophets Knew.”  All are welcome to attend.


Christmas carol sing Dec. 7 at Riley Creek UMC

Riley Creek United Methodist Church invites the community to its 42nd annual Christmas Carol Sing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.  Like an old-fashioned songfest around the piano, the program will feature congregational singing of many traditional carols, as well as readings from Scripture about Jesus’ birth, special performances by the Pandora United Methodist Church Choir, Ottawa Sts. Peter and Paul Choir, dulcimer players from the Ottawa Presbyterian Church, and a candle lighting ceremony.


Thanksgiving morning service at Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St, will hold a special Thanksgiving service on Thursday, Nov. 27 at 9:30 a.m. 

It is titled "Thankful Throughout the Year" and will involve Scripture readings and singing in thanksgiving to God for all His blessings through all the seasons of the year. 

Pastor Al Schmitzer will conduct the worship and the choir will sing “Bless this House”.  The Luther Society's horn of plenty will hold center stage to visualize God's abundance to us.   


Community invited to English Lutheran's Parable of the Talents Challenge Sunday

Bluffton's English Lutheran Church will end its Parable of the Talents Challenge supporting the  youth of the congregation with a sale and silent auction, Sunday, Nov. 16, according to Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor.

• The event is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
• The silent auction will end at noon.
• The sale will continue until 2 p.m.

Persons attending will find food, crafts and gifts available. The church is located at 111 Grove St.


Grace Mennonite plans book sale, bake sale Nov. 21-22

Grace Mennonite Church, 502 East Main Street, Pandora, will hold a book sale and bake sale from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

They will also have a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, November 22. Donations received to support MCC Relief kits.


Emmanuel fish fry Nov. 14

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Rd., will hold a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. Cost is $8 for adults, and $4 for children 10 and under.


Emmanuel UCC fish fry Nov, 14

Emmanuel United Church, 8375 Phillips Road, will hold a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at the church.

Cost is $8 adults, $4  children10 and under.