K of C clambake nears

Our Lady of Perpetual Help's Knights of Columbus Council 14186 will host its annual clambake Oct. 1 at the church. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7.

Tickets include a full dinner of one dozen clams, a half chicken, cole slaw, yam, corn on the cob, roll, butter and dessert. Soft drinks are available, and carry-in beer is allowed.

For those for whom a dozen clams are not enough, an additional dozen are available for an additional charge.

Youth tickets are available with the purchase of at least one clambake ticket) for pizza, chips, dessert and a soft drink.

During the evening, raffles for locally donated gifts and services will be available, and 50/50 drawings and bingo are also planned.

The Knights sponsor the event to benefit Boy Scouts of Troop 269 with equipment and supplies purchases. For tickets, contact a Troop 269 Boy Scout, stop by the parish office during normal business hours or call Gary Jancsurak at 216-570-6274.

Parking spaces recently were repainted in the church lot and the sound system has been upgraded. Bids will be sought in the future for other painting, carpeting and chairs.

Photo sessions for the church directory are Sept. 23-24, and the PSR family program's opening session is Sept. 25 with lunch following the 11 a.m. Mass.

Winners of the Knights of Columbus needy family Chinese raffle are Bud Griff, Bob Albrecht, Mike Holian, Shirley Kandra, Dan Elswick and Kathleen Sloe.

Other coming events are: Sept. 22 -- Spirited Seniors at noon and Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.; Sept. 25 -- PSR, Indians game, CLOW at 11 a.m. and high school ministry at 6:30 p.m.

Walkathon at Baptist

My First School at the First Baptist Church of Aurora will have a fundraising walkathon Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The goal is to raise funds for new indoor playground equipment. Participants will find sponsors and walk the FBC football field.

A new life group begins Sept. 25 led by the Rev. Drew Carroll. It is a video-based study by Chip Ingram called "Effective Parenting in a Defective World."

Operation Christ Child is coming soon, as church volunteers will fill shoeboxes with special gifts. Items, help and monetary donations are needed. The church will be a dropoff location for items Nov. 14-21.

Fall office hours are in effect at the church and are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Foster to be ordained

On Oct. 15, Janine Foster, a daughter of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bainbridge, will be ordained into the ministry of word and sacrament. Her family joined Lord of Life while Janine was in high school.

She has been supported by members of L of L through her last years at Crestwood High, while she was at Ashland University earning her bachelor's degree and during a pre-seminary internship at Unity Lutheran in Milwaukee.

The congregation continued to support her prayerfully and financially as she worked on her Masters of Divinity at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Columbia, S.C. and on her internship at Grace Lutheran in West Point, Neb.

Lord of Life has supported more than 15 interns since 1998.

"I cannot thank my community at Lord of Life enough for the support, prayers, hugs and encouragement I've received over the last decade. Lord of Life has helped shape me into the leader I am today," Foster said.

Pastor Rob Henderson will preach for the ordination and Bishop Daniel Beaudin will preside at his first ordination since becoming an ELCA Bishop of the Northwest Ohio Synod of the ELCA in July.

Foster will serve as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Convoy.

Rummage sale ahead

The Church in Aurora's fall rummage sale will be Oct. 5-6, with setup on Oct. 3-4. Volunteers are needed and should call Deborah Davis at 330-752-3002.

Signups are still under way for workcamp 2017 by contacting Jimmy or Flip Eavenson a jfkacres@aol.com. Trips will be June 25-July 1 to Chillicothe and July 9-15 to Rushville, Ind.

The Volunteers of America food pantry this month needs paper towels, toilet paper, issues, bar soap, hand soap and laundry soap.

Performers are eyed

Aurora United Methodist

Church is seeking to start a junior praise team involving children. Signers and musicians are needed. If interested, contact Darryl Lewis.

A church talent show is planned for Oct. 14. Vocalists, jugglers, musicians, magicians, storytellers, poets and comedians are being sought to participate. Minimal rehearsals are required.

Aurora's food pantry needs syrup, corn muffin mixes, canned stew or chicken and egg noodles in September.

The Tuesday morning women's group meets at 10 a.m.. Call the church at 330-562-7866 for details.

Mennonites are active

Activities coming up at Aurora Mennonite Church are: Sept. 23-24 -- CHARM auction at the church; Sept. 30 -- senior fellowship to Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek; Oct. 6 -- small group Bible study begins at 7 p.m. at the Schwartzes' home. Anyone interested in the latter should contact Jim or Gloria Schwartz.

Parkside events set

Activities coming up at Parkside Church on Pettibone Road in Bainbridge are: Sept. 22 -- Grieving with Hope and Finding Freedom care groups begin at 7 p.m.; Sept. 25 -- children's music ministry begins; Sept. 26 -- golf classic; Sept. 29 -- single moms group starts at 6:30 p.m.