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St. Mark Lutheran Church host to Nov. 4 free breakfast

The St. Mark Lutheran Church, 125 S. Johnson St., (behind McDonald's), Ada, will host a free breakfast at 9 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4.

Following breakfast at 10:30 a.m. the congregation will have All Saints' Sunday worship with Communion.

Next Christmas sign-up is Nov. 5 at Ada Presbyterian

Christmas sign-ups this year will be held Tuesday, Oct 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. and  Saturday, Nov 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ada Presbyterian Church.This sign-up is open to any family who resides in the Ada school district and could use some help with Christmas gifts or food.

Please contact Sherry Agin at 419-634-9650 with questions.

Mission festival Oct. 28 at Trinity Lutheran, Jenera

A Mission Festival will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, in both the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Pastor Dan Myers, a missionary to Cameroon, Africa, will speak on the darkness of not knowing Jesus as the Savior makes the urgency of mission work.  He and his wife Peggy will also speak at the Bible Class at 9:20 a.m.

The students of Kindergarten through eighth grade will sing "Go Into the World."  Everyone is welcome and the church is handicapped accessible.

First United Methodist's Vision Committee and Building Committee studying options for new building

By Alli Walbolt, Ada Icon intern
Last spring the First United Methodist Church building was lost in a tragic fire. It devastated the town of Ada, all surrounding areas, and anyone who heard about it. The question on everyone’s mind now is what will happen next?

The congregation is currently meeting in English Chapel on Ohio Northern’s campus, but working on plans for the building and vision as a whole. Dr. Robert McCurdy is chair of the First United Methodist Church building committee and has been hard at work, along with all the committee members, trying to restore the church.

The Voices of Ohio coming to Ada for United Methodist benefit concert on Saturday

Watch the video at the bottom of this story.

This weekend The Voices of Ohio provides a benefit concert for the Ada First United Methodist Church that burned down on March 13.Their performance is at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, inthe Ada School auditorium.

Mobile Food Pantry in Ada Aug. 21

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 3-5 p.m. there will be a mobile food pantry from the West Ohio Food Bank located at the former Ada First United Methodist Church parking lot. There will be 5,000 pounds of food to give away to the community.

ReStore Community Center is partnering with Ohio Northern University to host this event as part of Ada Civic Engagement Day. On Aug. 21, all first-year ONU students will serve at different locations in the community to meet various needs in the community and raise the visibility of service learning.

All community members are invited to participate in this free food give away. There are no qualifications to receive this food.