December 22, 2014


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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.


Six youth confirmed at Trinity Lutheran on Sunday

Six youths will be confirmed in the Christian faith in the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, May 4, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera.

The Confirmands are Sarah Elizabeth Curth, Abigail Elizabeth Heldman, Kylie Nicole Rausch, Aimee Grace Ritter, Eric Joseph Ritter, and Savannah Elizabeth Stahl. The class hymn, “In Christ Alone” will be sung by the class during the service.


National Day of Prayer event at Ebenezer Church

The National Day of Prayer will be observed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church in the Crossroads Ministry Center, 8905 Columbus Grove Rd., Bluffton.

Those who will be participating include:


Trinity Lutheran School accepting students eligible for Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship

Trinity Lutheran School is now accepting students who are eligible for an EdChoice Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents can work with Trinity Lutheran to complete the application process, and the school will submit the application to the Ohio Department of Education on behalf of the family.

“Trinity Lutheran School is here to support the children of the community,” said Trinity Lutheran School principal, Steven Strong. “We are here to help the children of our community grow academically and to support them in their spiritual development.”


"Splash Kingdom" presented by St. John youth April 27

The children's choirs at St. John Mennonite Church in Pandora will be presenting the musical "Splash Kingdom" at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Involved in the musical will be 70 children from ages 4 through grade 5, all from Bluffton, Pandora, and the surrounding area.