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Faith & Religion-Aug. 31

Published: August 31, 2016 1:00 AM

Clothing not accepted

Because of financial constraints with its partnering company, First Baptist Church in Aurora is no longer accepting clothing donations on-site.

A new life group begins Sept. 25 led by Pastor Drew Carroll. It is a video-based study by Chip Ingram titled "Effective Parenting in a Defective World." It will meet Sundays at 6 p.m., and child care is provided.

Helpers are still needed to operate the Upward Flag Football concessions stand on Sept. 17 and Oct. 1 from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. See Pastor Drew if interested.

Women, men to meet

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Aurora United Methodist Church women will have a luncheon at Doogan's on Sept. 4 at noon, while the men's fellowship will meet Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at Bob Evans in Bainbridge.

Friends and Family Sunday, will be Sept. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It is for people new to the area, longtime members that haven't attended for a while and folks looking for a place to worship.

There will be a picnic after the service, with activities for the children, and attendees can explore the new outdoor chapel and enjoy the prayer garden.

F.R.O.G. time at L of L

Driving down Route 306 on Sept. 11, area residents just might see frogs hopping in Lord of Life Lutheran's parking lot, surrounded by children cheering them on.

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Lord of Life will launch Sunday morning education for kids ages 3 years to fifth grade with a F.R.O.G. Festival beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the education wing.

As kids play games and eat snacks, they will be reminded to "Fully Rely On God" this year. Families are encouraged to bring a live frog for the fourth annual frog-jumping contest.

Other programs launching Sept. 11 include a new adult study called "The Wired Word," also beginning at 9:30 a.m. This conversation encourages participants to grapple with connections between current topics and scripture.

Grades 6 to 8 will kick off their confirmation preparation classes at 10:45 a.m. in the Teen Life Center next to the church with a fun, summer camp-themed hour.

Lastly, the Bread of Life high school dinner church will meet for lunch at noon to launch their program year.

Lord of Life is at 17989 Chillicothe Road in Bainbridge. For more information, visit www.LOLOH.org or call 440-543-5505.

Catechists are sought

Children's Liturgy of the Word catechists are needed at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. They will help children from ages 5 to 10 explore the Sunday reading on their own level during Sunday 11 a.m. Masses. Contact Mac Clapp if interested.

PSR catechists and teachers also are needed. PSR begins Sept. 11-13. All parents with students in PSR classes must attend one of two info sessions on either Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. or Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m.

The high school youth ministry's "Olympics" kickoff meeting will be Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 206. Recently baptized at the church was Charles W. Smith, son of Kent and Melissa.

The charity and justice committee thanks all who donated blood and volunteered at the Aug. 17 bloodmobile. Forty-five pints of whole blood and 11 credits for double reds were given. Thanks also to Angelo's Pizza for its donation.

The Knights of Columbus golf outing will be Sept. 9 at Fox Den Golf Course in Stow with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

The church is scheduling family church directory photos Sept. 14-16. Families can schedule after Masses or online at www.ucdir.com, insert oh1865 for church name and ourlady for the password.

Other coming events are: Sept. 1 -- Spirited Seniors at noon and Boy and Cub Scouts at 7 p.m.; Sept. 3-4 -- food pantry and equal exchange sale; Sept. 4 -- CLOW at 11 a.m.; Sept. 6 -- parish and family life meeting at 7 p.m.; Sept. 8 -- charity and justice committee meeting at 7 p.m.

Outdoor baptism set

Baptism will take place Sept. 11 during an outdoor service at Aurora Mennonite Church. Lunch will follow. Anyone desiring a baptism should contact the Rev. Jim. Sutton.

Senior fellowship will attend a comedy play "Mennonite Girls Can Cook" on Sept. 30 in Sugarcreek. Departure from the church is at 9:30 a.m.

Pickleball games set

The community is invited to play pickleball Sept. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Christ Community Chapel-Aurora. It's a game game similar to ping pong, tennis and badminton. Three courts are available.


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