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Faith & Religion-Aug. 10

Published: August 10, 2016 1:00 AM

Mennonite events set

Missionaries Brian and Noelia Fox will visit Aurora Mennonite Church on Aug. 21, with a meal following the service. A family is needed to host the Foxes and their three daughters on Aug. 20.

The senior fellowship is gearing up for a trip to Sugarcreek on Sept. 30 to see a play titled "Mennonite Girls Can Cook." Departure from the church is at 9:30 a.m.. Reservations and money are due to Susan by Aug. 28.

Other coming events are: Aug. 11 -- women's sewing organization at 9:30 a.m.; Aug. 13 -- Pokemon Go party at 5:30 p.m.; Aug. 16 -- pastor search committee meet at 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 18 -- women's prayer group at 9:30 a.m.; Aug. 20 -- congregational prayer at 5 p.m.; Sept. 4 -- worship in outside pavilion followed by lunch.

Club 306 meets soon

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Club 306 at Aurora's First Baptist Church will meet Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. for third- to sixth-graders. Games with water noodles will be played, and participants will swim at the Hatfields' home, plus food will be available.

The final Vision Discovery meeting will be Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. It will include dinner and child care. Cookies are needed for the My First School kickoff event. They can be dropped off at the church from Aug. 21-26.

Bread of Life offered

Bread of Life at Lord of Life Lutheran Church is a safe space where worship and fellowship meet around the dinner table.

For all but one Sunday per month, students gather at 5 p.m. and begin worship by preparing a meal together. The offering is the food that is needed to prepare the meal. Liturgy and conversation flow from one another casually. When people are done eating, Holy Communion is celebrated.

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Worship is concluded with cleanup and a sending prayer at 7 p.m.

Bread of Life does not gather on the fourth Sunday of each month because students are encouraged to worship with their families on Sunday morning.

"These are things millennials and younger people yearn for in worship. I'm so excited that Lord of Life has embraced this unique worshiping opportunity and provided a safe space for high school students to explore their faith," said Janine Foster, a long-time member of Lord of Life and a seminary graduate.

For more information, visit www.loloh.org or call the church office at 440-543-5505. Lord of Life is at 17989 Chillicothe Road in Bainbridge Township, just south of Route 422.

CCC activities slated

The following activities are coming up at Christ Community Chapel-Aurora: Tonight (Aug. 10) -- Wacky Wednesday at 6:30; Aug. 13 -- barbecue camp at from 8 a.m. to noon; Aug. 27 -- Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ; and Aug. 28 -- Adoption/Foster Care Support Group seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hudson campus' conference room.

Arts/crafts show set

The Church in Aurora's annual Nutcracker Sweets will be Oct. 14-15, with setup day on Oct. 12 and crafter move-in day Oct. 13.

The church library has some new CDs. To check them out, fill out the card in the pocket attached to the CD and leave it in the file box on the stand by the window.

This month, the Volunteers of America are asking for paper towels, dish soap, laundry soap and grape jelly.

Daprile to be honored

Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish will host a Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the Rev. James Daprile's 40th year in the priesthood. It will be Aug. 14 at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow.

The next baptismal preparation session for expectant of new parents anticipating a baptism will be Aug. 21 at 12:30 p.m. Call the parish office to register.

A diocesan child protection policy in-service opportunity will be Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Church in Kent. To register, call 330-673-5849.

PSR begins Sept. 11-13. Registration packets are in the back of the church and/or the parish office during the week. They are due back no later than Aug. 15 to receive a discounted fee. Catechists / teachers also are needed. Contact Nancy Flanik for info.

A Red Cross bloodmobile will be Aug. 17 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Our Lady. Signup sheets for helpers are in the narthex.

Other coming events are: Aug. 10 -- Spirited Seniors at noon and charity and justice meeting, choir practice and Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.; Aug. 13 -- Mass at 4:30 p.m.; Aug. 14 -- Masses at 9 and 11 a.m.; Aug. 15 -- Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 9 a.m.


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