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Trinity United Methodist invites participants in "DeColores Dash"

Local charity fundraiser is part of Bluffton Fall Festival on Sept. 22

Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church will hosts its 5th annual "DeColores Dash" 5-K color run/walk in conjunction with Bluffton Family Recreation as part of this year's Bluffton Fall Festival.

This year's event takes place Saturday, Sept. 22, at BFR, 215 Snider Road. Registration begins at 4 p.m. and the race/walk at 5 p.m.

There is a $20 pre-registration fee. Participants 10 and under have no registration fee.

Since its inception, this annual event has generated over $8,000 for local charities.


St. John's United Church of Christ will celebrate 145th anniversary

Northwest Ohio Association Minister, Rev. Dan Busch, speaker at Sept. 16 celebration

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton, will celebrate its 145th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 16, according to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor.

The celebration begins with a 10:30 a.m. worship service. The Northwest Ohio Association Minister, Rev. Dan Busch, will be the speaker.  Special musical selections provided by the choir and instrumentalists will enhance the celebration.


St. John's UCC begins fall and winter schedule Sept. 9

St. John's United Church of Christ, 223 West College Ave., Bluffton, will begin its fall and winter schedule on Sunday, Sept. 9. 

Faith Formation classes begin at 9:30 a.m., and the worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. 

The Children's Hour takes place during worship at 10:30 a.m.  This schedule continues through the end of May.  All are welcome.


Community invited to Presbyterian picnic Sept. 16

Members of the Bluffton Presbyterian Church invite the community to a free community picnic on the Presbyterian church lawn, 112 N. Main St., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16.

Food will be provided including shredded chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, cookies, lemonade and other items.

A variety of lawn games for all ages including bakery Bingo for kids will take place.



Ebenezer Mennonite 5K Challengers participating in Mock Turtle Walk/Run

Almost 20 Bluffton area residents – runners and walkers – will participate in the 9th annual 5K Mock Turtle run/walk, Saturday, Sept. 1, in Fryburg (near Wapakoneta), according to Rachel Mathewson.

The event is part of that community’s annual homecoming. 

The area participants are part of an Ebenezer Mennonite Church 5K Challenger group.


Grief counseling series offered this fall by Tri-County Assembly of God

Thursdays Sept. 6 through Oct. 25

Tri-County Assembly of God, Bluffton, will offer a "Moving Through Grief," support group and  counseling this fall.

Lori A. Hunt, M.A.C., L.P.C., L.P.S.C., a licensed professional counselor, will direct and present the program each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m., Sept. 6 through Oct. 25, at the church 835 N. Main St., Bluffton.

For more information contact the church at 419-358-1382. The program is free and open to the public.