Food Pantry in Need of Supplies

You will notice that the food pantry shelves empty out quickly, especially after the third Saturday distribution takes place.  Out of our abundance, we need to meet the needs of others.  On a Sunday morning, open your cupboard door and pull out a can, box, jar of something and bring it in and place it on the table at the front of the sanctuary.  (Please check expiration dates before bringing in items.)  Thank you!

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This Week at St. John’s UCC


Monday, September 18–Noodles prepared, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, September 19–Ladies meet at Bollenbachers, 9 a.m.; TOPS, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20–Men meet at Arby’s, 8:30 a.m.; Choir practice, 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 21–Community dinner at Senior Center, 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 23–Fall Festival (Bluffton Presbyterian lawn, 10 a.m. to noon)

Sunday, September 24–Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Children’s Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:30 a.m.–Theme:  Tensions in the Wilderness.  Pastor Carol will deliver the mssage titled, “Living in God’s Provision”, based on Exodus 16:2-21 and Philippians 4:4-7, 10-13.  The choir will sing the anthem, “Come, All Who Thirst”, by Luigi Cherubini.

Tuesday, September 26–Ladies meet at LuLu’s, 9 a.m.; Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Lima, 10 a.m.; TOPS, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27–Men meet at Arby’s, 8:30 a.m.; Choir practice, 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 30–Deocrate the sanctuary for Harvest Home, 9 a.m.



Wednesday, October 4–Potato peeling, 9:30 a.m., Oppermann Hall; volunteers needed

Friday, October 6–Fall Beef and Noodle Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10–Trip to Allen County Museum; lunch at The Met in Lima, OH


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Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

If you would like to volunteer for helping serve at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen in Lima on Tuesday, September 25, please sign up on the bulletin board in the sanctuary.  Helpers are always welcome.

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Facebook Page

You are missing out on a super way to advertise our church if you are not sharing with many of your other Facebook friends St. John’s Facebook page.  There are many interesting articles posted every day.  “Friend” all of your friends and ask them to “Like” the St. John’s page–let’s let people know we are here, alive, and moving forward!

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St Johns Snow

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This website can now be found at!

In an effort to make this site easier for you to access, it can now be found at!  You can still find this page using the old web address, but now it will be easier to tell family and friends where they can find up-to-date news about St. John’s UCC in Bluffton, Ohio.

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