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Community Bible study series in November 2023

Rev. Bob Butcher will lead a Community Bible Study each Sunday in November 2023 (Nov. 5,12,19 and 26) from 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the basement fellowship hall of Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 112 N. Main St.

The study will explore the mystery of the person of Jesus Christ as told by the Gospel according to St. John.

A light supper will be served. All are welcome, no reservations needed. For more information, contact Dick McGarrity at [email protected].


Mornings with Mommy resume on September 18

Mornings with Mommy is a fun and easy way for you to enjoy activities with your infant through kindergarten age children (ages 0-6 years) and meet other moms. Dads, grandmas, grandpas, and nannies are welcome, too!

These educational play-dates will begin on September 18 and 19 and continue on the first and third Monday and Tuesday of each month from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera. A second session on Monday is from 11:00-12:00 a.m.


Bluffton First Methodist community breakfast, September 9

A Community Breakfast (pancakes, french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, coffee, milk, and orange juice) will be held at Bluffton First Methodist Church, 116 Church St., to benefit the youth group, mission trips, and to be able to help families in need in the community.

Saturday, September 9
7:00-10:00 a.m.
Free-will donations accepted


Trinity Lutheran School celebrates 75th anniversary 

Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera, celebrates 75 years with the 2023-2024 school year. The school was started in Jenera in the fall of 1948 in the church's basement. The first teacher was Mr. Wayne Wiechmann, assisted by Pastor Walter Voss. There were eight grades and kindergarten. 


Griefshare support group will meet September-December

The support group GriefShare is returning to Bluffton beginning on September 7. GriefShare is for those who have lost a loved one, whether that loss is recent or not. The group meets weekly with the aim to be a warm, caring environment that will help participants on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.


BAMA churches sponsor July 16-20 Vacation Bible School

From July 16-20, English Lutheran Church will host the 2023 Vacation Bible School (VBS). The events will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

VBS is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association area churches which include Bluffton Presbyterian Church, Emmanuel Church of Christ, English Lutheran Church, First Mennonite Church, St John’s Church of Christ  and St.  Mary’s Catholic Church.