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December worship leaders announced at MMH

The December  worship schedule at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, is now available.

Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m. in the MMH chapel.

Sunday, Dec. 2 -  Bill Herr
Sunday, Dec.9 - Tig Intagliata
Sunday, Dec. 16 - Elizabeth McDowell
Sunday, Dec. 23 - Dave Thompson
Sunday, Dec. 30 - Bill Herr

Tuesday services are at 6:30 p.m. in the MMH chapel.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 - Carol Clements, St. John's UCC
Tuesday, Dec. 11 - Tom Dearth, County Line Church of the Brethren
Tuesday, Dec. 18 - Jack Duffy, Ada First Baptist

December Maple Crest activity calendar full of holiday events

December is a festive month at Maple Crest Senior Living Village.  The December calendar of events is now available to Icon viewers. It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

The employees at Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services are joining home health care providers across Ohio and the nation in marking November as National Home Care and Hospice Month.

“Home care allows patients to be cared for in the comfort of their own homes, regardless of their medical condition, so that they can be close to their loved ones,” said Kathy Rode R.N., Director of Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services.

These pies take the cake

Maple Crest did it again. It enticed the area's best pie bakers to show off their pie-baking skills during the Nov. 9 pie baking contest. Here's the results. (Watch for a video.)

Best of show
Coconut cream – Alice Leonard

Fruit pies
1st – Apple crisp – Becky Luginbill
2nd – Strawberry rhubarb – Teresa Schaub
3rd – Dutch Apple – Vickie Frysinger

Nov. 11 next Maple Crest Sunday buffet

The next Maple Crest Senior Living, Bluffton, Sunday buffet is  Nov. 11, according to Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest.

The menu includes:
• Apricot glazed turkey breast
• Ham

• Sweet potato casserole
• Mixed vegetables
• Cranberry bread
• Pumpkin pie
• Coffee and iced tea.

Calling all pie bakers - Maple Crest invites you to enter its Nov. 9 pie-baking contest

Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Bluffton, will hold a pie-baking contest on Friday, Nov. 9. The contest takes place at Maple Crest, 700 Maple Crest Court, just off Augsburger Road.

Pies to be judged must be delivered to Maple Crest by 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. Judging takes place at 3:30 p.m. in the Patio Room. All who enter must bring two pies of the same recipe. One pie is for judging, the second pie is for a silent auction.

MHCO November "Visioneer" now posted on The Icon

The November issue of "The Visioneer," a publication promoting the Green House Project of Mennonite Home Communites of Ohio, is now posted on The Icon.

The issue's focus is the Oct. 14 dedication fo the Green Houses.

MHCO Green House Homes carry the names of two women: "Betty House," and "Frieda House"

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) has honored two individuals with the naming of its two new Green House Homes. The two homes were dedication on Oct. 14.

One home is called “Betty House,” named for the late Betty Bash. The second is “Frieda House,” named for the late Frieda Basinger.

Each home will provide licensed nursing care for 10 residents. It is part of MHCO’s vision to “transform” the nursing care environment by providing licensed nursing care in a home rather than an institution.

Mennonite Memorial Home November calendar available to Icon viewers

Many events take place at Mennonite Memorial Home during November. Here's the November MMH calendar. You may view and print it by opening the attachment at the bottom of this story.

MMH Service Group bake sale Nov. 16

The Mennonite Memorial Home Service Group will hold its Thanksgiving bake sale. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at MMH, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

The selection includes homemade cinnamon rolls, bread, pies, cookies and desserts, all in time for Thanksgiving holiday needs.