Church and religious events

Ebenezer Mennonite
PANDORA — The PrimeTimers will meet at noon Tuesday at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora.
PrimeTimers is a monthly nondenominational gathering that includes a time of fellowship, lunch and entertainment. The featured guests this month will be the youth groups from Ebenezer Mennonite and St. John Mennonite churches.
The Ebenezer youth group will share their experiences at the Black Mountain Home for Children in North Carolina, while the St. John youth group will share about their trip to Detroit working with Motown Mission.
PrimeTimers is open to all adults 55 and over, and is co-sponsored by Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio and St. John Mennonite Church.

Findlay Grace Brethren
The premiere of “God’s Not Dead” will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday at Findlay Grace Brethren Church, 209 Lexington Ave.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be served afterward.

First Lutheran
First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St., will host a free community dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
The menu will feature beef taco salad, fresh fruit and vegetables and homemade desserts. There will also be bread donated by Panera.
A free week-long day camp will be held at the church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program is open to all children in the community in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Camp counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio will be running the camp. Activities will include crafts, singing, games and swimming at Riverside Pool. Campers should pack a sack lunch.
Registration may be made online at

First United Church of Christ
Vacation Bible school for children age 3 through grade six will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday at First United Church of Christ, 2100 Greendale Ave.
This year’s theme is “Weird Animals.”
To register, call 419-894-6108.

Hancock County Camp Meeting
The 115th annual Hancock County Camp Meeting will be held at A.P. Byal Park at Bible Methodist Church, 529 Stadium Drive.
Services will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday and continue through Aug. 17, with services daily at 7 p.m. The missionary service will be held Aug. 14.
The Rev. Paul Pierpoint will be the evangelist, and the Glick Family will be in charge of music.
Services are open to the public.

Howard UM
A fundraising concert to benefit the Hancock Gospel Pavilion will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Howard United Methodist Church, 220 Cherry St.
The event will feature the ministries of Charles Stoepfel of Carey, the Singing Sisters of McGuffey and One Voice of Vanlue.
A freewill offering will be taken to help with expenses of the gospel pavilion at the Hancock County Fair.

Immanuel Lutheran
The congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church will worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at Litzenberg Park.
Music will be provided by the Gospel Choir and the church band. There will be a farewell for Vicar Billy King, and a welcome for the new vicar, Bryant Laude. A picnic will follow the service.
For more information, call 419-422-8209.

Riley Creek Baptist
BLUFFTON — Riley Creek Baptist Church will host the Joyfulaires Quartet Aug. 10.
The group will perform during the 10:30 a.m. worship service and give a full concert at 1 p.m.
The quartet has been performing Southern gospel music for nearly 50 years.
The church is located at 4950 Township Road 27 in Bluffton. For more information, call the church at 419-326-6361.

Unitarian Universalist
The Rev. Tim Barger, religion editor at The Blade in Toledo, has been named the contributing minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2415 N. Main St.
Barger will speak at 10 a.m. Sunday about the days of summer, animal nature and the humans’ canine friends.

St. John’s Lutheran
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave., will host its vacation Bible school, “Wilderness Escape,” from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
The program is open to all children ages 3 to grade six.



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