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September 19, 2021

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Frontline Worker Outreach Project

Congregations in Bluffton Area Ministerial Association expression of support

Bluffton Area Ministerial Association is moving ahead with a Frontline Worker Outreach Project this winter, according to Rev. Karol Farris Schilling, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

“Due to the stress and chaos resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, BAMA recognizes that many of our local frontline workers have felt overwhelmed and underappreciated,” she said, speaking for BAMA.

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Ministerial Association video sharing continues Sunday

As an observance of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Bluffton Area Ministerial Association, BAMA, continues its Week of Prayer and Christian Unity programming on Sunday,  25.

In recent years, the BAMA pastors marked the week with an annual pulpit exchange.

“In the exchange, congregations welcome a pastor from another local church to lead worship, demonstrating the importance of strong ecumenical relationships within the body of Christ, the universal Church,” said Rev. Karol Farris Schilling, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

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Community Vacation Bible School date set for 2021

Bluffton Community Vacation Bible School’s date is set for 2021.

The host congregation is St. Mary’s Catholic Church and VBS takes place there July 18-22. This year’s theme is Rocky Railway.

Plans are taking a hybrid shape with some in-person gathering in small groups outdoors under tents in some combinations with videos produced by the curriculum creators and viewed at home.

VBS planners are collecting shoeboxes for youth to decorate like train cars, to gather supplies as they move from station to. Station.

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Ministerial Association will share video among its congregations

As an observance of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Bluffton Area Ministerial Association, BAMA, invites the community to join together during Week of Prayer and Christian Unity Jan. 18 to 25.

In recent years, the BAMA pastors marked the week with an annual pulpit exchange.

“In the exchange, congregations welcome a pastor from another local church to lead worship, demonstrating the importance of strong ecumenical relationships within the body of Christ, the universal Church,” said Rev. Karol Farris Schilling, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

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Bluffton Christmas eve services

Variety of services, online, in-person, pre-recorded including candlelighting, communion and singing

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Here is a listing of Christmas Eve church services made available to the Icon from area congreations.

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Longest night worship service Monday

Bluffton Presbyterian Church will provide an online "longest night worship service" on Monday, according to Karol Farris Schilling, pastor.

The service is at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 21. It is online only at: facebook.com.blufftonpc/videos. A Facebook login is not required to watch.

"This service provides a time of contemplation for persons struggling this holiday season," she said. 

 

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