BCS/Oak Harbor Food Pantry (located at St. Paul UCC) donations for November are: toilet paper, paper towels, canned meats, noodles. Bins are located by the handicap ramp.


BBQ PORK CHOP DINNER on Sunday, November 3rd at St. Peter, Blackberry from 11am – Sold Out.  Menu includes: BBQ Pork Chop, redskin potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, coleslaw / applesauce, rolls, homemade pies & desserts, beverage.  One chop $8.50 / two chops for $10; dine in or carry out. 


­FALL MEETING of the Portage Valley Federation of Lutheran Men is Tuesday, November 12th at Grace Lutheran Church, Fremont. 6:30 – Social time & refreshments; 7:15 – Worship & Business meeting. Speaker: Pastor Dr. Diane Carter, former Captain of ladder truck in NYC, “Reflecting on 9/11”. If you'd like to carpool, meet in the rear church parking lot at 6:15.

ANNUAL SWISS STEAK DINNER at St. Paul UCC, on Wednesday, November 13th from 4-7pm.  Menu includes Swiss Steak, real mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, homemade pie & beverages (with dine-in meal).  Carry out is available.  Tickets are $10 / person and can be obtained by calling the church (419-898-0852) or purchased at the door.

OTTAWA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS is looking for men & women to work at the polls on election days. To be a precinct election official, you must be a registered voter in Ottawa County and in good health, as some lifting and standing is required and the work day is long. Training classes are offered before every election  and you can choose in which precincts you prefer to work.  Our county has 36 precincts and 18 polling locations, from Genoa to Marblehead. Precinct election officials are paid to attend training and for working on Election Day. Please contact Karen McTague at 419-898-3092.


PROJECT READ is free literacy instruction customized to the needs of adults in Sandusky, Ottawa & Seneca counties.  Trained volunteer tutors work one-on-one or in small groups to help adults who read at low-levels to become more proficient.  To receive help or volunteer as a tutor, please call 419-455-1072 or email: