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One-day Christmas VBS at Trinity Lutheran School

Children ages 3 years through 5th grade are invited to celebrate Jesus' birth at Christmas for Kids, held at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen Street, Jenera, on Saturday, December 16 from 12:30-300 p.m. 


First Advent service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dec. 6

The first of three Wednesday evening Advent services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on December 6 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera. 


Riley Creek UM Church invites all to 52nd Carol Sing

OTTAWA__Riley Creek United Methodist Church invites the community to its 52nd annual Christmas Carol Sing. The historic rural church at the bend of Riley Creek will be decorated for the season for the event.

7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3
7102 County Road M, Ottawa 


The Pandora United Methodist Church Choir presents Christmas Cantata

"Shout the Good News" written by Lloyd Larson will be performed by the Pandora United Methodist Church Choir at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 3 during the worship service.


Thanksgiving service at Trinity Lutheran

A special Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 23. 

Pastor Matt Nowak will lead the service based on  Psalm 129. Readings for Thanksgiving are 2 Samuel 7, Philippians 4:4-9, and Luke 7:36-50.  The Choir will sing “Sing to the Lord of Harvest.”  Other hymns will be “How Great Thou Art, Now Thank We All Our God,, Great is Thy Faithfulness and For the Beauty of the Earth.”

The church will be decorated with harvest items and is handicapped accessible. More information is at or 419-326-4685. 


PHOTOS Ebenezer Mennonite Church Trunk or Treat

The cold rain on October 29 did not prevent a crowd of costumed kids from descending on the nearly 20 Trunk or Treat stops that were prepared by the congregation of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Rd., Bluffton. 

The trunks ranged from the Fruit of the Spirit decorated with balloons, to a Christmas themed trunk manned by the youth group, to a giant Cookie Monster. (Continues)