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October 23, 2018

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Non-denominational Bible study offered

Shepherd's Flock Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Bluffton, is offering a free home Bible study.

"Exploring God's Word is a non-denominational study taking students from Genesis to Revelation and unveiling the method of study and proper interpretation of the Bible. It is intended to assist one in discovering the way to find and understand scripture in its proper context, and help the recipient to properly study the Word," said Mark Neddeau, pastor.


Spiritual care endowment established through Blanchard Valley Health Foundation

The Blanchard Valley Health Foundation has received a donation from the Great Lakes Conference Foundation of the Churches of God for the establishment of a Spiritual Care Endowment.

This endowment will sustain and promote spiritual care for Blanchard Valley Health System patients, physicians, nurses and associates. It will also help provide education and mentoring support for spiritual caregivers in the community.


That state up north

That state up north offers its vehicle drivers some rather attractive license plate options. Here is one. The Icon spotted this plate in a university parking lot.


Thursday tea at The Inn at ONU

The Inn at Ohio Northern University offers Thursday Tea at the Inn every Thursday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inn. The garden courtyard is open for seating (weather permitting).

The next date is Sept. 9 for Thursday Tea at the Inn. Featured tea is Sweet Cranberry Black with accompanied dessert of cheesecake with cranberry relish, along with a selection of Chef's Tea Sandwiches, Scones, Pastries, Tarts and Petite Fours. Champagne is also available.


Rachel Crawford passes NCIDQ Examination

Rachel Crawford

Rachel Crawford, an interior designer with the architectural firm of R.D. Neff & Associates in Bluffton, recently passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Examination.

Passage of the Examination and earning the NCIDQ credential signifies that Crawford has met the standards for education, experience and examination for interior designers in North America.


Release Time Weekday Christian Education begins week of Sept. 13

Release Time Weekday Christian Education will begin in Bluffton the week of Sept. 13.

Every student needs a parent-signed release form to attend Release Time in Bluffton schools, according to Kay Miller of the program.

"If your child attended last year we already have the needed release form," she said. "For new students RT forms can be found in the elementary and middle school offices or at the school open house."