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Pleasant View UMC soup lunch benefit April 3

Pleasant View United Methodist Church will be hold a Soup Lunch Benefit on
Sunday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pleasant View UMC at 300 CR# 37,

Proceeds will be going to the Mount Cory/Pleasant View UMC Mission Book
Mobile Project. In addition to your monetary donation, you are welcome to
bring a book for the book mobile.


Ministerial Association invites public to participate in Procession of the Cross

Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) invites the public to participate in its March 25 Good Friday Procession of the Cross. This year's walk begins at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

The route follows:
• St. Mary's Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m.
• First United Methodist
• First Mennonite
• St. John's United Church of Christ
• English Lutheran
• Bluffton Presbyterian at noon


St. John's UCC beef and noodle dinner April 22

St. John's United Church of Christ, 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, will hold a beef and noodle dinner, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22.


Pandora UM free community meal March 30

Pandora United Methodist Church will hold a free community meal on Wednesday, March 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. This month's meal is provided by Sprunger Insurance. The menu is spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert, and beverage.


Trinity Lutheran offers educational play dates

Educational play-dates with Mommy for infants through preschool (ages 0-5) takes place at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera this spring.  Dads, grandmas, grandpas, and nannies are welcome, too.

Sessions are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month from March to May.

Those dates are: March 7 and 21, April 4 and 18, and May 2 and 16.


P-G Boy Scouts hold pancake/sausage dinner Feb. 14

Pandora-Gilboa Boy Scout Troop 226 is having a Pancake & Sausage Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St. (Rt 12), Pandora.

Ticket prices are: Presale, adults $5; at the door, adults $7; kids 4-12, $4; and 3 & Under free. Carry-outs available, drinks included.
For tickets, please contact Chris Fleming at 419-303-2584.


Bluffton American Legion observes Religious Emphasis Week by attending Baptist Church

The Bluffton American Legion will observe Religious Emphasis Week, Feb. 7 to  13. 
On Sunday, Feb. 7, Chaplain Donald Rock/ Morris Gorman of Post No. 382 announced that members of the Bluffton American Legion will attend services at Bluffton Baptist Church.

All Veterans and their spouses are welcome to addend the service, and the Legion asks veterans and spouses to be at the church at 10:30 a.m., services begin at 10:45 a.m.


Red Cross blood drive Feb. 4 at First Mennonite Church

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 1-6 p.m. 

If you wish to donate blood, please call 1-800-RED Cross or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code “fmenncbl.” Walk-ins are also welcome.

Remember to bring your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of ID.

First Mennonite Church is located at 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton.


Tickets on sale for Feb. 10 First United Methodist youth spaghetti dinner

The Bluffton First United Methodist Church Youth will hold their annual baked spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the church Fellowship Hall.

All students in the middle school and high school classes will be selling tickets through Feb. 5. 

Tickets are $7 each and includes baked spaghetti, salad, bread stick and drink.
Desserts will be available for a donation. 


Mornings with Mommy planned at Trinity Lutheran, Jenera

Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera, is the location of a Mornings with Mommy held the first and third Monday of the month starting, Monday,  Jan. 18, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  The scheduled dates are:

This winter and spring's meeting dates are: Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and 15, March 7 and 21, April 4 and 18, May 2 and 16.

How the program works:
Educational play-dates with Mommy for infants through preschool (Ages 0-5). Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, and nannies are welcome, too.