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Bethel Church of Christ planning Aug. 21 "back-to-school" Urge event

Although school is not out for the summer, plans are underway for a late-summer back-to-school event held at Bethel Church of Christ on Sunday, Aug. 21, according to Gideon Fisher, who is planning the event.

The event is called “Urge” and it is a free, community-wide, student, back-to-school event.

Fisher explained the event this way:
“The focus of Urge is to encourage students (junior high through college age) to do well in the upcoming school year but more importantly to urge them to be who God wants them to be in their schools.


Pandora UM hosts free community meal April 27

The Pandora United Methodist Church will hold a free community meal Wednesday,  April 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided  by Lita’s Leaders and friends. The menu is tacos, rice, refried beans, salsa and chips, blueberry muffin and beverage.


Ebenezer Mennonite host to 15th annual wild game event

A free hunting seminar titled “Hunting the Rut” will be given by Charles Alsheimer on Saturday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Mennonite Church. Alsheimer is also speaking at the 15th annual wild game event held later that evening (tickets required) and will again speak during the morning worship service on Sunday, April 10 at 10:15 a.m.


Wild game event April 9 at Ebenezer

Ebenezer Mennonite Church will hold a Wild Game Event at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

This year's speaker is Charles Alsheimer, an award-winning outdoor writer,
nature photographer and whitetail consultant. Alsheimer will present a seminar on "Hunting the Rut" at 3:30 p.m.


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.