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Lifeline performs Riley Creek Baptist Church concert Aug. 5

Lifeline will present a concert of sacred music at Riley Creek Baptist Church, rural Ada, at 6 p.m., Sunday,  Aug. 5. 

Lifeline is the music ministry of Amy Wright and Bill Hartman. Their music is described as powerful, dynamic and ministers to the heart and soul of their audiences.

Included in this concert will be special guest soloist Molly Pickett. Riley Creek Baptist Church is located at 4950 Township Road 27 in rural Bluffton.  For more information call 419-326-6361.

The Voices of Ohio hold First United Methodist benefit concert July 28

The Voices of Ohio
Benefit Concert for
Ada First United Methodist Church
July 28 at 7:00 p.m.

March 13 was a day of shock and change for Ada First United Methodist Church
when the members’ beloved church burned down.  Two members of this
congregation, Melanie Woods and Michele Elliott, are also members of The
Voices of Ohio, an exciting and dynamic adult performing vocal ensemble.

To help Ada First, the ensemble has volunteered to perform a benefit concert
on July 28 at 7:00 in the Ada School Auditorium.

Liberty Baptist Church VBS goes for the gold July 16-20

Liberty Baptist Church, 2955 County Road 20  Ada, will hold its Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 16-20. The VBS theme is "Go for the Gold."

According to VBS organizers: "It's time for Vacation Bible School and we're going to the Olympics! You are invited to join us and earn medals, prizes and candy, learn great songs and see skits and puppets! 

"The first 100 participants (ages 5-12 years) will receive a free baseball cap. For more information or transportation call, 567-204-2441 or 419-634-0486.


Six-hour Gospel Singing in the Park on the band shell stage June 30

Gospel Singing in the Park includes performances by a dozen groups from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 30. The event, which includes a chicken barbecue, is held in the band shell at the Ada War Memorial Park on North Park Drive.

Performers include:
• The Northmen
• Mercy’s Reign
• The Master’s Own
• Cornerstone Gospel Quartet
• Kristy Gill and Band
• The Rowe Sisters and Teresa Moore
• Sandi and Kaylene
• One Voice
• Jericho Road
• Trinity
• Jacob Reel
• Kent Young

Ada and Sugar Grove United Methodist Churches hold July VBS

Ada First United Methodist and Sugar Grove United Methodist congregations are going together for a summer Vacation Bible School in July. Dates are Tuesdays: July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Ada park. VBS is from 10 a.m. to12:30 p.m. Free lunches are provided.

Youth age 3 to fifth grade are invited. Preregister at Restore or by calling 419-634-4626 or register at the park the day of the event.

The VBS includes games, art, music and storytelling. There will be drawings weekly for free pool passes and other prizes.

All Day Gospel Sing at the Park June 30

The All Day Gospel Sing is set for the Ada Park, Saturday, June 30. Watch The Icon for the schedule of performers. Barbecue tickets for a Harlan's Chicken Barbecue are now available at $7 a ticket.

Additional food will be available at the event.