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First Mennonite youth hold cafe, silent auction March 30

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The First Mennonite Church senior high youth will hold a Blau Rock Café on Saturday, March 30, from 3-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of FMC, 101 S. Jackson St.

Guests may come and go as schedules allow. This event is a coffeehouse featuring a blend of music, readings, drama and jokes. There will also be a silent auction throughout the event. Both cafe and auction are open to the community.

There are three tiers of admission:

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Bluffton churches offer new observance of Ash Wednesday

"Ashes to Go" from 7 to 9 a.m. in front of Presbyterian Church

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Ash Wednesday, a century-old Christian tradition, becomes a new tradition in Bluffton this year, as the celebration to begin the season of Lent takes place on Wednesday, March 6.

From 7 to 9 a.m. a group of Bluffton area pastors will offer “Ashes to Go,” according to Rev. Karol Farris, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

The idea behind the observance is this: Ashes to Go are offered because the reminders of need, humility, and healing shouldn’t be confined to church buildings.

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"Ashes to Go” new approach to Christian tradition

7 to 9 a.m. Ash Wednesday, March 6, downtown Bluffton

From 7 to 9 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 6, a group of Bluffton area pastors will offer “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, according to Rev. Karol Farris, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

Ashes to Go are offered because the reminders of need, humility, and healing shouldn’t be confined to church buildings.

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Community VBS, St. John's UCC July 21-25

Mark your calendars. Bluffton Community Vacation Bible School will take place July 21 to 25 at St. John's United Church of Christ.

The local VBS is a project of the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association. Watch the Icon for details coming soon.

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Spaghetti dinner Feb. 23 in Pandora

A spaghetti dinner benefitting a veteran’s dinner next fall is at Pandora United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Serving is from 4-6 p.m. at the church,108 E. Washington St. (State Route 12), Pandora. 

Tickets are $8 for adults 12 years old and up, $ for children under 12. Pre-sale tickets are available, call 419-384-3812, 419-722-1096, or 419-721-8154. Walk-ins are welcome. 

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Pass the chili, please

Community cook-off Wednesday at middle school

A community chili cook-off takes place Wednesday, Feb. 20,  from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Bluffton Middle School Cafetorium. 

This is the second year for the event that supports Bluffton Community Assistance, Corp., the local food pantry, with money and collected food donations.

The cook-off features 10 local chili entries to taste, plus sandwiches and desserts. In addition, free entertainment will be provided by Dancers Elite Dance Studio and Krysti’s Music Studio, both of Bluffton.

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