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Community Meal January 26 in Pandora

The Pandora United Methodist Church (UMC), 108 E. Washington St., will be hosting a FREE Community Meal from 5-6:30 p.m. on January 26.

The meal this month is sponsored by the UMC confirmation class. The menu is chili, vegetable, chicken noodle or corn chowder, toasted cheese sandwich, veggie tray and dessert. 

Dine in and take out service will be available.


Get me to the church on time

The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) and area churches provided information for the attached schedule of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship services.

A listing of churches with addresses and phone numbers is provided at


Behold the Star! a Christmas Cantata at Pandora United Methodist Church

The Pandora United Methodist Church Choir will present the Christmas Cantata "Behold the Star!" written by Lloyd Larson at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 12 during the worship service. 

The church service and refreshments in the fellowship hall afterwards are open to the public. The choir is directed by Pat Basinger and accompanied by Pat Michel.

The church is located at 108 E. Washington Street (State Route 12), Pandora.


Trinity school event Christmas for Kids

Christmas for Kids is scheduled for 12:30-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 18 at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen Street, Jenera.  

Event description: “The celebration gives children ages 3 years through 5th grade an opportunity to learn about the true meaning of Christmas.  The program features activity stations where kids learn about the Savior's birth, praise Him in song, make crafts, play games and enjoy snacks together.“ 


Blessing of the animals returns October 2

Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 112 N Main, will host a Blessing of the Animals Event on the church lawn on Saturday morning, October 2.

Several activities will take place between 10 a.m. and noon as follows:

10 a.m.-noon: Meet & Greet Animals from Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County; giveaways from local pet stores.

11 a.m. Blessing of the Animals Service (about 20 minutes).

11:30 a.m. Special giveaway drawing winner.


Mt Cory and Pleasant View churches host festival on September 26

The Mount Cory and Pleasant View United Methodist churches will host a Fall Festival from 2-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 26. The even was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID.

The festival includes games for kids, Romick's Train, clowns, a craft and
bake sale by members of the churches, Hancock County Sheriff's Office K-9
demo, fire trucks and more. 

The event is free and open to the public.