Faith & Religon

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6 catechists certified
The following Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church members have received diocesan religious education certification: Jennifer Cecere, Nancy Flanik and Linda McGinnis, one year elementary; Barb Biben, four years elementary; Marianne Ivany, four years adult faith formation; and Margaret Ann Clapp, renewed four years as director of religious education.
A Eucharistic minister workshop for those responding to their baptismal call for the first time and those who need retraining will be Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Contact Sister Lu Haidnick if you plan to attend.
The confirmation class will rake leaves for area residents who cannot do it themselves on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. There is no charge for the service. Youths who wish to participate should email or call Mac Clapp with their names, addresses and phone numbers.
Textbooks for the class “Fifty Shades of Catechism, Part 2” can be purchased for $20 in the parish office. The class will be facilitated by Karen Yash, and Chapters 14 to 16 will be discussed. There is no fee. If you need free babysitting, call Yash at 330-289-8966. Everyone over 18 years old are welcome.
The next dinner and doctrine series program is titled “Your Faith Bucket List” with Sister Kathleen McCarragher as presenter. It will be Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Rusty Nail in Twin Lakes. Tickets at $25 each must be purchased by Nov. 6 in the parish office.
Right to Life of Northeast Ohio will have its annual Celebrate Life gala and silent auction Oct. 26 at Greek Community Center, 129 S. Union St., Akron. Tickets are $50 per person and reservations can be made at www.rightolifeofnortheastohio.com.
Other coming events are: Oct. 23 — adult Bible study at 7 p.m.; Oct. 24 — Spirited Seniors at noon and Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.; Oct. 26 — reconciliation at 3:30 p.m.; Oct. 27 — World Youth Day, CLOW at 11 a.m. and high school ministry at 12:30 p.m.; Oct. 29 — Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Member meeting set
Aurora Mennonite Church’s annual business meeting will be Nov. 10 after the worship service. Members are asked to review the 2014 budget, officers and annual reports before the meeting.
A group is primarily young adults meets at the Pauls’ residence on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Anyone interested should contact Jeremy or Brina for details. A girls night out will be Oct. 25 at 7. Participants should take a snack to share.
The church again will help to provide a Thanksgiving dinner to a family in Windham. Anyone interested in helping fill a basket for the family should contact Lisa Slechta.
Anyone interested in providing child care for some families who are interested in being part of a small group — Kent and Twinsburg areas — should contact Gloria Schwartz.
Other coming events are: Oct. 23 — youth group at 6 p.m.; Oct. 24 — Cub Scouts at 7 p.m.; Oct. 27 — Dan Eddy will preach; Nov. 4 — senior fellowship to MCC in Kidron at 8 a.m.; Nov. 6 — small group at the Schwartzes and another small group at the Pauls at 7 p.m..; Nov. 7 — women’s prayer meeting from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Trunk or treat planned
Trunk or treat will take place Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at New Life Assembly on Orchard Avenue in the Geauga Lake area.

Deceased recognition
Aurora United Methodist Church will celebrate All Saints Day on Nov. 3. During the 10:30 a.m. service, family and friends who have passed away in the past year will be recognized.
Anyone who would like to add a loved one to the list should let Thelma in the church office know by Oct. 27 at 330-562-7866 or auroraumc@windstream.net.
The NOW ministry team will gather Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the parsonage. Prayer gatherings continue Oct. 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. The focus for October is the stewardship ministry team.
A personal finance and investment class will be hosted Nov. 3 at the church, with Tim Edington of Edward Jones in charge. It will be from noon to 1 p.m., with lunch and child care provided. If interested, see Pastor Jared Priset or Thelma in the church office.
Other coming events are: Oct. 23 — TOPS at 6 p.m. and Alpha Bible study at 7; Oct. 26 — Girl Scouts Make a Difference Day from 9 a.m. to noon; Oct. 27 — youth fellowship fall harvest party at noon and Girl Scouts at 4 p.m.;Oct. 29 — praise team rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.

Guys night out at CCC
A guys night out for Christ Community Chapel-Aurora men will be Oct. 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Tim Miller’s farm. They will fry meat over an open fire, shoot skeet and play horseshoes. His farm is at 10803 Diagonal Road in Mantua Township. Register at www.aurorachapel.com/events.
High school students can attend the Porchfest retreat Oct. 26-27 at Skyview Ranch in Millersburg. Registration is $50. For details, email Will.Bursch@ccchapel.com.
Mashed potatoes and gravy are two critical needs for Community Harvest this month. Anyone who missed a sermon at the chapel can catch up at www.aurora.ccchapel.com/resources.
Jim Bossler, Tampa Murphy and the CCC worship band will present a concert Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson campus. Tickets are $30 in advance and $50 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.hudson.ccchapel.com/events.

Hoops signups begin
Upward basketball registration has begun at First Baptist of Aurora, and forms are available in the foyer. Also, the My First School fall fundraiser is under way. Supporters can order frozen treats.
The fall “Something More” life group meets Sundays. Child care is available at no charge for participants. A new Sunday morning adult life group study titled “Kaleo” is under way. A special focus is on what participants can learn from Biblical figures throughout the Bible.

CPR/AED training set
CPR/AED training will be offered at the Church in Aurora on Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m. Those interested should contact Martin Braun at 330-842-1306 or MartinBraun@neol.rr.com Cost is $5.
Circle 3H will meet Nov. 1 to fill mugs and decorate bags for men’s shelters. Participants should take three bags of wrapped candy, toiletries and prayer squares.
Presented for Christian baptism recently was Charles Allen Keckan, son of Sandy and Mike Keckan and grandson of Ken and Debbie Elliott.

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