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December 11, 2017

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Christmas Eve at Ada First United Methodist Church

Christmas Eve at Ada First United Methodist Church:

Christmas Eve morning worship at 10 a.m.

Christmas Eve Family Service at 5 p.m. in sanctuary

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service:
Pre-service music starts at 10:30 p.m. Service starts at 11 p.m.

Soup's up!

Presbyterians chose perfecdt night for a soup and salad supper

By Monty Siekerman
Soup's Up - With cold winds blowing, Ada Presbyterians chose a perfect night for a soup and salad supper.

Tuesday evening the church members and those in the community raised money for missions. The raffle of a quilt and an auction of many items added to the mission total.

Soup servers are (from left) Diane Atkinson, Eilene Hubbard, and Debbie Roehrle.

Previewing auction items are (from left) Paula Massillon, Phyllis Scott, and Terry Theodore.

Dec. 3 concert at church

Celebrate the Christmas season with the Ohio Northern University Singers and Chamber Singers, directed by Christopher Larsen, director of choral activities, as they present their holiday concert “The Joyous Day” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 at Ada First United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.

 Audience members can sing carols of the season, contemplate on the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, and listen to the musical offerings by the talented choral musicians of Ohio Northern University.

This is how you decorate a church for Christmas

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
Mom Caitlin Porter shows 4-year-old twins, Ada and Clair, and sister, Lucy, how battery-operated candles work.

The youngsters helped on Sunday morning during the Ada United Methodist Church hanging of the greens for the Christmas season. The church uses 100 candles, many trees, much garland, and a number of wreaths in its seasonal decoration.

More photos below - including a sign for the sheep who can read.

United Methodist choirs prepare for cantata

Many Ada congregations planning special Christmas programs

By Monty Siekerman
Scott Henning (right) rehearses with the Ada United Methodist Church chancel choir and youth choir in preparation for a cantata to be given during the worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3.

"The Silence and the Sound" is the title of the cantata which will be presented by both choirs. Henning, the church music director, described the piece as mysterious in the beginning, joyful at the end. All are welcome.

The Icon invites Ada area churches to provide special Christmas program information. Send to Monty Siekerman at: montysiekerman60@gmail.com

Ada Presbyterian Women's Guild soup, salad, raffle and auction

The Ada Presbyterian Women's Guild will sponsor a soup and salad supper, quilt raffle, and auction with proceeds going to missions. The public is invited to the festivities beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Dinner will consist of a variety of eight soups, several salads, and dessert for $6 for adults and $3 for children 3-12 years old.

Eileen Hubbard donated the 48"x40" quilt that she made. Raffle tickets are $1 or 6 for $5 and may be purchased by calling Phyllis Gossel at 419-634-9469 or at the supper that evening.


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