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Next Pandora free community meal Sept. 24

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by Rebecca Circle. The menu will be ham slices, scalloped potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverage.


Did you hear a round of applause cry out from Ada? It was a good day in the Hardin County community

NOTE: What some consider Ada's story of the century, the Ada United Methodist Church steeple was placed atop the church on Sept. 4, as construction to the building continues. The following story was written for the Ada Icon and is shared with Bluffton Icon viewers.

A well-deserved and impromptu round of applause.

That sound resonated throughout Main Street Ada at 10:40 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, marking the successful lifting and placement of a 18,000-pound steeple (9 tons) atop the Ada First United Methodist Church.


It's "Service Sunday" for English Lutheran congregation; ice cream social in afternoon

On Sunday, Sept. 7, you may see a bunch of bright yellow T-shirts all over town. Those shirts will be worn by members of English Lutheran Church as members participate in the second annual "God's Work, Our Hands - Day of Service" event.  

Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor, said, "Following a brief worship service that morning at 9 a.m., members of English Lutheran will join with congregations throughout our denomination (the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) in doing service projects for the community, for neighbors, and for the church."


Register now for MOPS mom-to-mom sale


The MOPS Mom to Mom sale is holding registration for tables at their upcoming event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on September 13 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church.

Participants can register for 3 rectangular or 4 round tables for $15, or 2 round tables for $7. To reserve a space, call Jennifer at 419-296-4835 or Denise at 419-306-7781.


Naked Truth Event, women's conference, early bird tickets on sale

Naked Truth Event, women's conference, is scheduled Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at Shawnee Alliance Church, Lima, according to Kathy Burrus, chair of the event.  

Burrus said, "Ever wonder what God’s opinion is about passion and intimacy in marriage? How does your spiritual health influence your sexual health?"


Free Pandora community meal Aug. 27

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, August 27 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 Mission Committee. The menu will be hamburger/hot dog, potato salad, chips, brownie and beverage.


Bethel Church of Christ accepting students into its preschool

Bethel Christian Preschool is now accepting registrations for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. The school is located at Bethel Church of Christ, 4014 County Road 304.

For more information contact Angie Richardson, administrator, 419-648-8125, or Tami Waller, teacher, 419-236-8500.


Food boxes available for P-G families

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 August 15.

Boxes will be available to be picked up at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


Joyfulaires Quartet performs at Riley Creek Baptist Aug. 10

Riley Creek Baptist Church will host the Joyfulaires Quartet during their 10:30 a.m. worship service and for a full concert beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, accoridng to Dave Lanquist, pastor.

"The Joyfulaires Quartet is one of the finest southern gospel groups in America and is known for their excellent harmony and tremendous gift to minister," said Lanquist.


Trinity United Methodist host to 5K color charity fun run/walk Sept. 7

Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church will hold a "De Colores Dash" a 5K Color Charity Fun Run/Walk and barbecue chicken dinner later this summer.

The event is at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Bluffton village park. Early registration fee $25 (fee will increase after Aug. 14). Barbecue chicken dinners will be available for pick up at 11 a.m.  Meals are $8 and are encouraged to be ordered in advanced.