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December 17, 2017

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Prayer conditioned

The church marquee at St. John's United Church of Christ continues to offer words of encouragement.

Here's the latest.


First Mennonite Church to dedicate Peace Pole

Bluffton First Mennonite Church will observe Peace Sunday on Sunday, June 18, with worship led by various members of the Mission, Peace and Service commission. Kyle Miller will deliver the sermon, "Shaming the Kingdom of the Sword." Special music will be provided by Wendy Chappell-Dick, Steve and Monica Harnish.

At the end of the 10:30 a.m. worship service, FMC will dedication their new Peace Pole in memory of the late Rev. Steven Yoder. He served as pastor at First Mennonite for 15 years until his death in June of 2016.


Next Pandora community meal June 28

 The Pandora United Methodist Church will be host a free community meal on Wednesday, June 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 Missions and Friends. The menu will be baked potato bar, hamburger sandwich, salad, applesauce, cake, punch/coffee.


Free community movie on Presbyterian Church lawn Friday

“Sing,” a family-friendly animated movie, will be shown free on Friday, June 16, at 9:15 p.m., on the Presbyterian Church lawn, corner of Main and Cherry streets, Bluffton.

As a nod to the vintage cars that will be cruising down Bluffton’s streets that evening during the Festival of Wheels, freshly made popcorn will be available for 10 cents a bag.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a fun, old-fashioned movie experience. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the church sanctuary.

The event sponsored by Ignite of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.


Emmanuel UCC outdoor movie night starts June 11

Family-oriented movies Sunday nights this summer

Emmanuel United Church of Christ opens its summer outdoor family-oriented movie festival on Sunday evening, June 11.

Movie night starts at 6 p.m., at the church, 8375 Phillips Road.

All movies are free and open to the public. There will be drinks, candy, and popcorn provided.

Sunday movie nights follow:
June 11
June 25
July 9
July 23
Aug. 6
Aug. 20
The movies change every week. All of the movies that are shown are family friendly.


Six students graduate from Trinity Lutheran School on May 28

Six students will graduate from Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera, on Sunday, May 28,  The graduation will be part of the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Logan

Those graduating are: Kwynn Reiss Alge, Kylie Ann Beagle, Logan Grant Below, Leah Lynn Lanasky, Cameron Michael VanDemark and Cierra Colleen VanDermark. 

Seth Lang, teacher of the third and fourth grade students, who is moving to Minnesota, will be honored at a farewell reception beginning at 9:20 a.m.