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County Line Church of the Brethren dedicates Multi-purpose Building on Sunday

County Line Church of the Brethren, 4227 N. Hardin Road, Harrod, will hold a dedication and homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 12, according to Tom Dearth, senior pastor.

The day includes a 10:30 a.m. combination morning service and dedication service for the congregation’s new Multi-purpose Building.

Immediately following is a carry-in dinner held in the Multi-purpose Building. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided.

The events of the day are open to the public.

Claudia Crawford wins First United Methodist Women's quilt

Claudia Crawford is the winner of the quilt made by the Ada First United Methodist Women, "A Winter's Tale," designed by Cathy Smalley. 

The winner's name was drawn at the Harvest and Herb Fest last Saturday.  All proceeds from the quilt support missions.

Pictured are some of the people who worked on the quilt together with Claudia and her family.

From left to right:  Lora Smith, Janet Roll, Doris Cotsamire, Samantha, Joseph, Matt, and Claudia Crawford, and Cathy Smalley.

Event of the century? United Methodist steeple now watches over Ada

A well-deserved and impromptu round of applause.

That sound resonated throughout Main Street Ada at 10:40 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, marking the successful lifting and placement of a 18,000-pound steeple (9 tons) atop the Ada First United Methodist Church.


An appreciative crowd of over 200 persons talked, hugged, photographed, took videos and walked away knowing they’d remember today for a long, long time.

One person said it might be the event of the century in Ada.

Church steeple lifted on Thursday morning

This Thursday the contractor for the First United Methodist Church building project plans to lift the final stage of the steeple on to the tower. 

Assuming no unexpected delays, this should take place in the vicinity of 10 a.m.  Viewing must be from across Main Street. 

The church message to persons interested in watching this proceedure: It is always possible the 120-ton crane could start a bit earlier so don't plan to be fashionably late and don't be surprised if it happens closer to 10:30 a.m. There are a lot of variables that will not be encountered until the process begins.

Naked Truth Event, women's conference, early bird tickets on sale

Naked Truth Event, women's conference, is scheduled Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at Shawnee Alliance Church, Lima, according to Kathy Burrus, chair of the event. 

Burrus said, "Ever wonder what God’s opinion is about passion and intimacy in marriage? How does your spiritual health influence your sexual health?"

The conference will feature Dr. Juli Slattery, psychologist, author, speaker (and former co-host of the Focus on the Family daily broadcast), along with Linda Dillow, bestselling author, Bible teacher and international speaker on God’s perspective of sexuality.

Bethel Church of Christ accepting students into its preschool

Bethel Christian Preschool is now accepting registrations for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. The school is located at Bethel Church of Christ, 4014 County Road 304.

For more information contact Angie Richardson, administrator, 419-648-8125, or Tami Waller, teacher, 419-236-8500.