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Bluffton First Mennonite offering workshop, "Living Thoughtfully, Dying Well"

Bluffton First Mennonite Church invites you to participate in a workshop, “Living Thoughtfully, Dying Well”, on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Dr. Glen E. Miller, a retired physician of Goshen, IN, wrote a book with the same title and will be the keynote speaker.

Issues to be addressed include estate planning, memorial and funeral planning, advanced directives, nursing home and home health, hospice and palliative care.

St. Paul's UCC installs John Nagel as its pastor

Service took place on Oct. 5

St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 4443  Township Road 25, Ada, installed John Nagel as its full-time pastor on Oct. 5.

He and his wife, Victoria, recently moved to Ada from Marion, and have become active members of the Ada community.

The installation service included prayer, commitment, and a special song "Scars," sung by Pastor Nagel. This song had special meaning to him and the congregation since he had been in a head-on collision in 2016 and was very seriously injured and still has many scars.

St Mark community meal cancelled

Due to on-going building repair

Due to ongoing repair work at St. Mark Lutheran Church the "Last Wednesday Community Meal" for September has been cancelled.  

Meal planners told the Icon: "We hope to be back and running next month on Oct. 30.  We are sorry for any inconvenience."

Ada Church of Christ Disciples open house Sept. 21

Ada Church of Christ Disciples is holding an open house on Saturday, Sept. 21 from noon to 5 p.m., during the Harvest and Herb Festival.

Come and meet Pastor Jacob Reel, make your own ice cream sundae and listen to some gospel music.

Performers include Sonya Petty playing the saxophone, Arnold Coy, Chris Baldwin, and Esther Walker on the pipe organ. To close the open house, the ONU Gospel Swing Choir will perform at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Pastor Reel at 419-731-3458.

Ada Park Sing Sept. 29

A free gospel concert will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at the War Memorial Park band stand, 401 N. Park Drive. Performers include Chris Baldwin, Arnold Coy, HeartSong, Jake Reel, and Sonya Petty.

Food will be available from Blinky's BBQ. Bring your own seating. A love offering will be taken for the singers.

If the weather is inclement, the event will be inside the Ada Church of Christ Disciples, 316 S. Main St.

For more information, call 419-233-4476.

Bethel Church of Christ celebrates its 150th anniversay on Sunday

Commemoration includes an "old-fashioned" worship service

Bethel Church of Christ in rural Ada will celebrate their 150th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Bethel was formed when William Park donated land to a group of Disciples of Christ Christians in 1869 and a church building was erected on what is now County Road 304 and Township Road 56.

In 1913 a new building was built and the original one room building was torn down. Today this building still serves as part of the existing worship center and classroom space downstairs.