A Bible study at Hope
A women’s Bible study which runs through summer is under way at Hope Lutheran Church. The group meets Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., with a different host each month. Study books cost $6 and are available from Cheryl Tomaselli.
Becky’s Book Club will meet Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at Becky Bell’s house to discuss any Hamish Macbeth book by M.C. Beaton. Hamish is a fictional police officer who serves as his town’s “bobby” in a series of mystery novels. Tea and scones will be available.
The Women of Hope will meet Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Members get schedule a 10- to 15-minute hand, neck or shoulder massage by Jamie Ewell for $10.
Hot winter punch will be provided by Donna Mattmuller, along with appetizers and dessert provided by Marge Godale and Lori Foster. Secret Pals will be chosen. Participants should take an appetizer.
Thanks go to Cheryl Tomaselli, Debi Schuster, Carol Ewell and family, Alison Schuster, Richard Kannengizer, Bob Mihalik, Dan Coleman, David Bell, Reidun Livingston, Dawn Grys and Lori Foster for helping to make the children’s Christmas program a success.
The Northeast Zone prayer service will take place Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Chesterland.
Videos set at Our Lady
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church is offering a new look at Catholicism as the Rev. James Daprile and Karen Yash facilitate the viewing and reflection of the first three of the Rev. Robert Barron’s 10-part PBS series videos. Tonight (Jan. 15) at 7 will be “Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus” and Jan. 22 will be “The Ineffable Mystery of God.” All sessions are in the lower quad.
A confirmation Spirit Day retreat will be Jan. 25 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Mantua. Participants will attend Mass at 5 p.m.
A baptismal preparation session will be Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 201. Signups to audition will be conducted Jan. 25-26 after all Masses.
The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a bus to the National March for Life Rally in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22. Cost is $55. For details, call Eunice Krin at 330-626-5765 or Rob Quaranto at 330-212-6160.
Other coming events are: Jan. 16 — Spirited Seniors at 11:30 a.m. and Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.; Jan. 18 — Boys Scout merit badge session at 9 a.m.; Jan. 19 — Hospitality Sunday after Masses, youth ministry Bible study and meeting at 10 a.m., CLOW at 11 and Girl Scouts at 3 p.m.; Jan. 21 — Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Foster is in Honduras
Janine Foster, a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bainbridge, is in Honduras this month on a medical mission trip with several members of the Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C., where she is in her second year.
“I am so proud of Janine,” said the Rev. Rob Henderson. “Her call to ministry is crystal clear. She is such a natural. I pray her time in Honduras is fruitful. She is a blessing to our congregation, the church and all who know her.”
In the last 15 years, 11 student pastors have served a year-long internship with the congregation. They are now serving congregations in Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
“We look at the students as missionaries who learn through their experiences at Lord of Life, and are then sent out into the fertile mission field throughout the U.S.” said the Rev. Jon Weaver.
Seniors picnic slated
An indoor picnic for members of the senior fellowship will be Jan. 22 at noon at Aurora Mennonite Church. Meat and drinks will be provided. Members should take a favorite picnic salad.
On Feb. 2, Ben Yoder will be installed as an elder. A carry-in meal will follow.
Other coming events are: Jan. 15 — youth group at 6:30 p.m., small group at the Schwartzes at 7 and small group at the Pauls at 7:30; Jan. 16 — women’s prayer group at 9 a.m. and small group at the Yoders at 7 p.m.; Jan. 19 — Jim Sutton will preach.
Skiing trip coming up
Porch students at Christ Community Chapel-Aurora will go to Holiday Valley to ski, snowboard and tube Jan. 17-19. Cost for skiing/boarding is $100 without rental and $125 with rental. Cost for tubing is $74. register online at www.aurora.ccchapel.com/students or contact Will Bursch@ccchapel.com.
A family movie night will be Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. “Despicable Me 2” will be shown. For details, email Pamela.Proctor@ccchapel.com.
Moms Together will meet Jan. 16 at 9:15 a.m. to hear Audrey Winkler and Laura Harrell discuss ways to save. Child care is free with signup online.
Jim Tressel will speak on “We Won’t Be Shaken” at the Hudson campus’ Band of Brothers meeting Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. There is no cost and no registration required.
The net Community Harvest at the Aurora campus is Jan. 19, and pasta and sauce are two critical needs, in addition to shampoo, body soap, razors, hand soap and dish soap.
Anyone interested in joining the June/July mission teams to Rome should attend an informational meeting Jan. 26 at 12:45 p.m. in Room 10 at the Hudson campus.
Young adults can join a ministry Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Block on Darrow Road in Hudson. For details, visit www.hudson.ccchapel.com/youngadults.
Baptism set at Baptist
Believers baptism will be observed Jan. 26. If interesting in participating, contact the Rev. Drew Carroll.
On Jan. 29, My First School will begin in-house registration for the 2014-15 school year. The early registration period applies to all current students and regular attendees at the church.
Meetings at Methodist
Aurora United Methodist Men will gather Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. at Bob Evans in Bainbridge, while the youth fellowship will meet at noon.
A “No Man Left Behind” meeting will be Jan. 21 at 7 p.m., a service will be offered Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. at Independence Village and a prayer gathering will be at 11 a.m. Girl Scouts will meet Jan. 26 at 4 p.m.
Congregation to meet
The Church in Aurora’s annual congregational meeting will be Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. There will be only worship service that day at 9:30 a.m. Child care will be provided.
Nutcracker wish list requests are due back to the Women’s Guild for consideration by Jan. 26.
Two mini-retreats on the Gospel of Mark will be Feb. 8 for those new to Bible study and Feb. 22 for prayer and meditation on the gospel. Both are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Escape. For details, call Reed at 330-562-3388.
Offering envelopes are available on the desk in the Great Hall. Also, 2013 annual reports are available on the Hunt table in the Great Hall.