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Sale set at Mennonite

Aurora Mennonite Church is sponsoring a spring cleaning sale May 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with setup from 8 to 9 a.m.

Individuals will set up tables, with 100 percent of the rental cost donated to the church. Persons can keep the proceeds from their sold items. Deadline for reserving a table is today (May 21).

The renter of each table is responsible for pricing, selling and making change. Items that can be sold include clothing, toys, furniture and crafts.

Missionary visits LOL

Children at Lord of Life Lutheran Church recently celebrated their yearlong mission of support for a deaf ministry in Orange Walk Town, Belize.

Nancy Marshall is an ordained Mennonite minister and missionary who aids a 5-year-old child during school, fosters a 14-year-old deaf girl and pastors a deaf church in the community.

She surprised the children of Lord of Life with a visit May 11. The children have supported her ministry in Orange Walk Town this year by sending their weekly offering and donating craft supplies to the kids she serves.

The children have gotten to know Nancy through email, videos and letters. She joined them during Sunday school and was met by a signed greeting from each class. She also taught the kids how to sign "Happy Mother's Day" and treated them to mango-flavored lollipops from Belize.

Shavuot is celebrated

Congregation Kol Chadash will celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shavuot on May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a special "Barrels of Fun" experience for young people ages 8 and under and their families at My Gym, 33567 Solon Road, Solon.

Shavuot, which is the Jewish holiday celebrating the giving of the Ten Commandments, will be observed with a "march through the desert and up to Mount Sinai" and counting to 10 activities. There will be a special snack in honor of the holiday, during which it is customary to eat dairy foods.

Congregation Kol Chadash is located at 6545 SOM Center Road in Solon. For more information, call 440-263-5571 or visit www.kolchadash.org/

Rummage sale slated

Aurora United Methodist Church's annual rummage sale will run May 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 24 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the second day being "bag day" (a bag of items for $3). Other coming events are: May 21 -- TOPS at 6 p.m.; May 25 -- Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., worship at 10:30 and Girl Scout troop meetings at 4 p.m.

Preschool event ahead

A graduation ceremony is planned for the First Baptist Church's My First School preschool students on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. Families of students are invited.

The church will have a work day June 7 at 8:30 a.m. to prepare the building for the summer months. Registration for Upward flag football begins June 14 and evening vacation Bible school will be July 6-10.

New class set at CCC

A new class begins June 1 at Christ Community Chapel-Aurora. It will meet at 11 a.m. in the conference room and will focus on sharing faith in a simple way. It will run for six weeks.

Vacation Bible camp will run June 23-27. Cost is $15 per child, including a T-shirt. For details, visit www.aurora.ccchapel.com/events.

The church's next membership class will be June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. All men are invited to a fee breakfast May 31 at 8 a.m. in the fellowship hall. A mission trip to Uganda and Kenya is planned Oct. 3-12. Contact Mark Walz for details.

Widows of all ages can attend a six-week video series study developed by author-speaker Miriam Neff. It will meet Wednesdays at 6 p.m.. starting tonight (May 21) at the Hudson campus. For details, call 330-650-9533 ext. 308.

OLPH has presentation

A presentation titled "Hearing the Call of the Mother Church," with Sir Jeffery M. Abood, will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on May 28 at 7 p.m. It will focus on Christians in the Holy Land.

A study titled "De-Mystify the Book of Revelation" will be offered June 4, 11, 18 and 25 and July 2, and will be facilitated by Karen Yash. There is no charge and participants will meet in the parish center.

Parishioners are asked to contribute unneeded items for this summer's rummage sale, which will run July 17-19. Items will be accepted July 13. Funds benefit the parish youth.

A diocese wedding anniversary celebration for those married 25, 40, 50 and more years will be June 15 at 2 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.

Other coming events are: May 21 -- faith formation meeting at 7 p.m.; May 22 -- Spirited Seniors at noon and Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.; May 25 -- Bishop Murry to preside at both Masses, youth ministry at 10 a.m. and CLOW at 11; May 27 -- Eucharistic Adoration from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Activities at Parkside

Three activities are scheduled for May 22 at Parkside Church.

The GEO Kidz family picnic will be at 6 p.m. at Solon Community Park, Student Impact will meet at 7 p.m. at the Warehouse and the Grieving with Hope care group will gather at 7 p.m. in Room 226.

Other coming activities include: May 27 -- Twinsburg Coffee Connection at 6:30 a.m. at Twinsburg Starbucks and Club JV at 7 p.m. at the Warehouse.

May 29 -- Vacation Bible school group leaders training at 6:30 p.m. in fellowship hall, Student Impact and Grieving with Hope group at 7 p.m.; May 31 -- caring for aging parents workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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