LIFE program to launch
Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bainbridge will launch its Kids Living in Faith Every Day program Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. with a FROG (Fully Rely on God) festival.
The church's first frog jumping contest will be part of the event. Regular Sunday school classes resume Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the preschool wing.
The Kids Living in Faith Every Day program features Bible stories and Christian lessons using a fun, interactive, multimedia approach. The Kids LIFE weekly offering will support a deaf children's mission in Belize this year, and the youths will participate in the church's Stuff a Stocking mission in November and December.
Everyone is welcome to attend the program. Call 440-543-5505 for more information of visit www.loloh.org. The church is at 17989 Chillicothe Road (Route 306), south of Route 422 in Bainbridge.
Improvements at OLPH
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church members joined together Aug. 24 to paint the garage. In the next three to five years, the Rev. James Daprile would like to expand the church's parking lot, add lighting, improve drainage and move the garage to the other side of the property.
A new parish bookkeeper is needed. It is a job consisting of eight to 12 hours of work per week. If interested, email email@example.com.
Sacramental parent orientation meetings will be Sept. 8 at 12:30 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Attendance is a program requirement, and confirmation students also can attend.
PSR teachers are needed for Monday after school (third grade) and Tuesday after school (third and fourth grades). Contact PSR coordinator Nancy Flanik or Director of Religious Education Mac Clapp if interested.
Margaret E. Keckan, daughter of Joseph and Erin, was baptized recently. A blue Mass for safety forces (law enforcement, fire and EMTs) and their families will be Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Route 44 in Mantua Township (just north of Route 82). For details, call Joe Yash at 330-686-9399 or Jim Fields at 330-274-8938.
Other coming events are: Sept. 5 -- Spirited Seniors at 1:30 p.m. and Boy and Cub Scouts at 7 p.m.; Sept. 7 -- Deacon Keefer will preach at Mass and reconciliation at 3:30 p.m.; Sept. 8 -- CLOW at 11 a.m., high school ministry at 12:30 p.m., Girl Scouts at 3 p.m. and confirmation meeting at 6 p.m.
Baptist luncheon nears
The next First Baptist Church luncheon will be Sept. 8 following worship. The First Focus prayer meeting series continues tonight (Sept. 4) at 6:30. The Sunday evening life group, which studied the book of Philippians, concluded its summer sessions on Aug. 25.
The church's new preschool director is Kelly Mayle, who served six years as the assistant director at Aurora Children's Day Center.
Gospel Echoes quartet will conduct its fourth annual homecoming concert at the church on Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and include a catered dinner buffet. They can be purchased by calling Marcy Kretzer at 330-562-9489. For details, visit www.thegospelechoesquartet.com.
Parents interested in a baby or child dedication can attend a seminar tentatively scheduled for Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Used ink and toner cartridges can be placed in a box in the church's foyer.
Kid Singers will kick off
The Kid Singers group kicks off tonight (Sept. 4) from 6:30 to 7:30 at Christ Community Chapel. Paid weekday ministry positions are available in the church children's ministry department. For details, call 330-562-3438 or email Caitlin.Ramey@ccchapel.com.
Encore Ladies for women over 50 years old begins a new season Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Hudson campus. Women's ministry will offer two Bible studies this fall starting Sept. 12 "Unglued" and a study on Galations are planned. Register at aurora.ccchapel.com/women.
The next Membership Matters class will be offered Sept. 15. Online registration is available at aurora.ccchapel.ocm/events.
Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour will be Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hudson campus. 1 Girl Nation will lead the preshow at 6. General admission is $15 and tickets are available at the door for $20.
Fall schedule will begin
The Church in Aurora returns to its two-service format Sept. 8 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. The youth group begins that day, too, with a rally day. Youngsters are encouraged to wear red. A new fifth/sixth-grade church school class will begin that day.
Circle 3H will meet Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m. in fellowship hall. chairman is Martha Gray. The group will make wool scarves for the Christmas bags for men's shelters. For details, call Martha at 330-603-1515 or Mary Schroeder at 330-562-0864.
Thursday morning Bible study will resume Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. in the church library to study Ecclesiastes. For details, call Barb Bigler at 330-995-0193.
The Basic choir will start rehearsals Sept. 8 at 12:15 p.m., the Choralier choir Sept. 10 at 3:45 p.m., adult handbells Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Littlest on Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m. and youth handbells Sept. 15 at 12:15 p.m.
Yoga resumes at the church Sept. 6 and will meet Fridays at 10 a.m. For details, call 330-221-4037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first Stephen Ministers meeting will be Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. For details, call the Rev. Kevin Horak at 330-562-8266 ext. 32. Women's Guild will meet Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. with lunch prepared by the Nutcracker Sweets kitchen committee.
The Rev. Bill Schnell will deliver the message Sept. 8 and 22 and the Rev. Horak on Sept. 29.
Parkside activities slated
Some coming events at Parkside Church on Pettibone Road in Bainbridge Township are:
Sept. 5 -- High school youth group at 7 p.m. at the Warehouse; Sept. 7 -- community health fair and family carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sept. 8 -- high school student body at 9:45 a.m., cancer support meeting at 12:15 p.m., Sunday evening service at 6 and high school gathering at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 -- men's Bible study at 7 p.m.; Sept. 10 -- women's Bible study at 7 p.m.; Sept. 12 -- men's Bible study at 6:30 a.m., women's Bible study at 9:30 a.m. and high school youth group at 7 p.m.; Sept. 13 -- partents night out at 6 p.m.