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Published: August 17, 2016 1:00 AM

School head needed

Hope Lutheran Church is looking for a nursery school administrator to take the place of the retiring Linda Lawyer. She will leave after the 2016-17 school year. For details, contact Lawyer at 330-562-8260 or Dan Coleman at 330-562-9017.

Becky's book club meets tonight (Aug. 17) at 7 at Karen's home. Members will discuss their favorite adventure story. Future meetings will be Sept. 21 and Oct. 19. The next men's Monday night Bible study will be Sept. 12. The class will take a look at Leviticus and then Hebrews.

AMC looks for elders

On Aug. 28, nominations for elders at Aurora Mennonite Church will be taken.

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On Aug. 21, missionaries Brian and Noelia Fox and their children will visit with an informal gathering time from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in fellowship hall. A fellowship meal will follow the worship service.

Other coming events are: Aug. 18 -- women's prayer group at 9:30 a.m.; Aug. 20 -- congregational prayer time at 5 p.m.; Aug. 26 -- senior fellowship to Rocky River; Sept. 4 -- service in pavilion with lunch afterward.

Flag grid helpers eyed

Volunteers are needed for First Baptist Church's Upward flag football concession stand for games Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 1. Contact Pastor Drew Carroll fif interested.

Ignite girls Bible study for those in grade school will gather Aug. 24. The final vision discovery meeting will be Aug. 21 at 4 p.m.

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Gallego intern pastor

Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bainbridge will welcome intern pastor Steven Gallego at a picnic Aug. 21 after the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

Lord of Life has been a teaching parish for many years, partnering with the seminaries of the ELCA and serving as a training ground for more than 15 persons preparing for ministry.

The congregation has always taken its mission "Go into the World, Sow the Good News, and Grow in Faith" seriously and "One of the most delightful ways we accomplish this mission is through our work with interns" said lead pastor, the Rev. Robert Henderson.

Gallego is a graduate of Denison University, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Trinity Seminary. He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the captain of his football and track teams. He will marry Alice Curry of Pittsburgh in October.

He will arrive at the congregation just in time to help Lord of Life kick off its new program year, which begins with "Launch Sunday" on Sept. 11.

The congregation is having a "100 percent Attendance Sunday" that day, welcoming back all those who have been traveling or otherwise engaged through the summer.

Rally day is Sept. 11

The beginning of the new church year at the Church in Aurora is Sept. 11, when rally day will be observed. Those attending Sunday school and services are asked to wear red. For details, contact Liz Sutter.

The youth group will begin meeting Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. with a kickoff cookout for those in grades 6 to 12 at the Sutters' home. All youths are welcome.

The adult Sunday school class will continue its study of the book of Mark starting Sept. 11. It meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Harris study room. Contact Betsy Tomasko-Garner for details.

This year's Nutcracker Sweets arts and crafts festival will be Oct. 14-15, with setup on Oct. 12 and crafter movie-in on Oct. 13.

Thursday Bible study will resume Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the church library. Thirteen sessions will focus on the book of Acts. For details, contact Joan McMillan at 330-562-1264 or Rodger Shaulis at 330-562-5683.

Signups are now available for workcamp 2017. Contact Jimmmy or Flip Eavenson at jgkacres@aol.com for information. Sites will be in Chillicothe, Ohio and Rushville, Ind.

Meal packers sought

Christ Community Chapel is seeking volunteers to pack 147,000 meals for Feed My Starving Children.

The packing will be done Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the church hopes to have 800 volunteers involved in the effort.

Donations to support the effort also are being accepted. Volunteer registration will take place until Aug. 25. To learn more, visit www.aurora.ccchapel.com/events.

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 that tackles world hunger by sending packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries.

A seminar for the adoption/foster care support grouop will be Aug. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hudson campus, while Wednesday nights at CCC's kickoff for the new year will be Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Activities set at UMC

The Aurora United Methodist Men will have breakfast at Nicky & Smitty's on Aug. 21, while a youth group kickoff party will be Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. at the church for grades 7 to 12.

Friends and Family Sunday will be Sept. 18, when guests are invited to attend the worship service and then a picnic. All food will be provided.

Valley events planned

A men's prayer breakfast will be Aug. 18 at 7:30 a.m. at Valley Presbyterian Church on Route 306 in Bainbridge. Children's and adult choirs, plus the bell choir, will rehearse in the evening.

Work session at UCC

Members of Bainbridge Community UCC are invited to a work session Aug. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help spruce up the building and grounds. The church is on Route 306 at the Route 422 interchange.

Meanwhile, rally day will be observed Sept. 18. There will be a worship service with music and messages from each of the church committees.

Two baptized at OLPH

Recently baptized at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church were Madelynn Theresa Sanford and Oliva Blaze Lewandowski.

Friday office hours resume at the parish Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PSR classes begin Sept. 11-13.

Parishioners can enjoy the Indians-White Sox game Sept. 25 at Progressive Field. For details, contact youth minister Cody Topp at the church's phone number ext. 131. To order discounted tickets, visit ww.tinyurl.com/guwmvrl and use the passcode "Catholic."

A blood drive is under way today (Aug. 17) from 1 to 7 p.m. in the parish center. Knights of Columbus golf outing will be Sept. 9 at Fox Den in Stow.

Other coming events are: Aug. 17 -- new Eucharistic minister workshop at 7 p.m.; Aug. 18 -- Spirited Seniors at noon and Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.; Aug. 20 -- fair trade sale; Aug. 21 -- CLOW at 11 a.m. and baptismal preparation class at 12:30 p.m.

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