Students given Bibles
Several fifth- and sixth-graders at the Church in Aurora received their Bibles on Oct. 13. The list is as follows:
Remy Stock, Kelsey Geul, Sarah Vince, Lilly Bates, Ben Sutter, Charlotte Bartlett, Baleigh Groth, Camille Abbott, Aiden Sandstrom, Josh Kuty, Lauren Lubin, Joseph Liang, Sam Siedel, Katie Stover, Luke Calder, Rafael Perez, Sean Fritinger, Caden Musser, Kalynn Radzanowski, Emily Hanna, Matthew Lucal and Austen Coldiron.
Circle 3H will meet Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m. to fill mugs and decorate bags. Participants should take three bags of wrapped candy, toiletries and prayer square to be placed in Christmas bags for men's shelters. For details, call Bonnie Charvat at 330-562-6909.
An Eldercare Expo will be Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. A keynote address will be by a specialist from the Area Agency on Aging.
The Women Guild will gather Nov. 13 to hear Mary Stencil talk about her "Doctors Without Borders" trip. Cost is $5 for lunch. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m.
The 3-H Evening Group will meet Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Eldridge Library. Participants should read Chapters 5 and 6 of "The Holy Spirit" by Billy Graham.
The Caring Tree will be up by Nov. 24 and remain there until Dec. 15, when all gifts are due. The gifts must have the tag from the tree fastened to them.
The church continues to collect used cell phones and computer ink cartridges. A basket is on the table near the nursery in the Great Hall. The collection supports the workcamp program. Kim Williamson is coordinating the collection.
All Saints Sunday will be observed Nov. 3, when loved ones who have passed away in the past year are remembered. Anyone who had friends or family members who died between Oct. 31, 2012 and now should notify the Rev. Jared Priset or Thelma in the church office.
Also Nov. 3, the church will hoist a personal finance and investment class with Tim Edington, a financial adviser from Edward Jones, in charge. The class will be from noon to 1 p.m., with lunch and children care provided.
The next confirmation session for candidates, parents and sponsors is Nov. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in the parish center beginning with lunch. Pizza will be provided.
Participants then will go out into the community for its leaf raking project. They should dress for the weather and take rakes, leaf blowers, tarps and other gear. Those who need assistance with leaf raking should call Mac Clapp at the church.
Nov. 2-3 will be food pantry weekend. Most needed items are nonperishable food and paper and soap products. They can be placed in the back of the sanctuary.
Other coming events are: Oct. 30 -- adult Bible study; Oct. 31 -- Spirited Seniors at noon and Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.; Nov. 1 -- Mass at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Nov. 2 -- reconciliation at 3:30 p.m.; Nov. 3-5 -- no PSR; Nov. 3 -- CLOW at 11 a.m., high school ministry at 12:30 p.m., Girl Scouts at 3 and confirmation at 6; Nov. 4 -- commemoration of All Souls Mass at 7 p.m.; Nov. 5 -- worship committee meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Camp Luz help eyed
Aurora Mennonite Church members are welcome to help out at a Nov. 2 work day at Camp Luz from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can help for a few hours or all day. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Andrew Michaels if you'd like to have lunch at 330-683-1246.
The church's annual business meeting will be Nov. 10 after worship. Members are asked to review the 2014 budget and officer nominations before the meeting.
A women's fellowship group will meet the first and third Thursdays of each month from 9 to 10:30 a.m. starting in November.
The annual meeting of the Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale will be Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at Buckeye Events Center in Dalton. Yearend financial results will be announced, and refreshments will be served.
Other coming events are: Oct. 30 -- youth group at 6 p.m. and small group at the Pauls at 7; Nov. 3 -- Jim Sutton will preach; Nov. 4 -- senior fellowship to Mennonite Central Committee at 8 a.m.; Nov. 6 -- youth group at 6 p.m. and small groups at the Schwartzes and Pauls at 7.
Fall festival is Nov. 1
My First School's fall festival is planned Nov. 1 in the evening at First Baptist Church. Families are encouraged to provide games and food.
The "Something More" life group continues to meet Sunday evenings. A new Sunday morning adult life group study titled "Kaleo" is under way.
Early registration for Upward basketball and cheerleading runs through Nov. 21. Cost is $60. Forms are available in the foyer and online at www.fbcaurora.org.
Prayer gatherings are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. the "Jesus: The Savior" series continues Sundays. Classes are available for children on Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
New play group set
Parkside Church on Pettibone Road will start a new play group for children from birth to 5 years old on Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. in the lower level commons. Participants are encouraged to take their own lunches.
Babies are dedicated
Babies dedicated recently at Christ Community Chapel-Aurora were Grace Eileen Coy, Annabella Lucille Kramer, Priscilla Betty Camacho and Malachi Daniel and Naomi Lynne Lane.
Any CCC family interested in filling a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child should know that empty boxes and more information are available at the welcome center. For details, call the office at 330-562-3438 or email Cheryl.Kirby@ccchapel.com.
Anyone who knows of someone in the congregation or community that needs help with a Thanksgiving meal should email name and address to Kirby by Nov. 11.
Mashed potatoes and gravy are two of the critical needs for Community Harvest this month.
The next baptism service will be Dec. 29. Anyone who wishes to participate must at tend a preparation class Dec. 15 in the conference room. Baptism is offered to those 12 years old and older.
Jim Bossler, Tampa Murphy and the CCC worship band will play Nov. 8 at the Hudson campus on Route 303 on the west side of town. It is part of the Rahab Ministries benefit concert, and tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.
Hope will host talk
“Is Heaven for Real? What They Say / What God Says” is the subject of a talk by the Rev. Powell Woods to be given at Hope Lutheran Church on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.
He will discuss the descriptions of heaven and near-death experiences found in several recent best-selling books.
Refreshments and informal question and answer will follow the talk. The event is free; no offering will be taken and reservations are not required. Childcare will be provided.
Woods is pastor emeritus of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Solon, and a former vice president of Nestle USA.
He currently serves at Hope Lutheran Church. More details are available at 330-562-9600.
Trunk or treat slated
New Life Assembly on Orchard Avenue will host trunk or treat Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Youths will have the chance to win a bicycle.