Fall fest set at Baptist

First Baptist Church of Aurora's fall festival will be Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.. It is open to the community and My First School preschool families. Help is needed with food and games, and candy can be placed in the box in the foyer.

Matthew Russell has been named the church's new family pastor. He and his wife Kelsey will be on hand for the first time Nov. 27.

A junior church volunteer is needed to lead Bible stories and games once a month. If interested, contact Pastor Drew Carroll.

My First School's book fair is under way through Oct. 28. Purchases earn credits for the preschool so it can keep the library up to date.

Coaches, referees and concessions help are needed for Upward basketball and cheerleading this winter. Contact Pastor Drew Carroll if interested.

A new sermon series is under way tilted "Jesus is Greater Than Everything." It covers Apostle Paul's New Testament letter to the Colossians.

Porchfest coming up

Some Christ Community Chapel-Aurora youths will attend Porchfest on Oct. 29-30 at Skyview Ranch near Millersburg. Special guess speaker is Tom Randall.

Chapel members can provide a Thanksgiving meal to families in need. On Nov. 6 and 13, they can pick up a Thanksgiving basket after each service to fill with items and then bring it back Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Chapel will host an American Red Cross Bloodmobile on Nov. 15 from 2 to 7 p.m., and Moms Together cupcake decorating will be Nov. 17 from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Hope Women active

Women of Hope Lutheran Church will visit Don Drumm Studios in Akron on Oct. 29. Participants should meet at the church at 11:30 a.m. for car pooling. the group will enjoy lunch at Crave Restaurant.

On Nov. 1, the group has been invited by the women of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Solon to make tied blankets for veterans. More information will be in the church bulletin.

Parkside activities set

Activities coming up in the next several days at Parkside Church on Pettibone Road in Bainbridge are:

Tonight (Oct. 26) -- transit at 7:30; Oct. 27 -- men's Bible study at 6:30 a.m., women's Bible study at 9:30 a.m.; and parents of teens prayer night, grieving with hope care group, Christmas concert rehearsal, dealing with divorce care group and finding freedom care group at 7 p.m.

Oct. 30 -- teacher training at 9 a.m. and various services and Sunday classes in the morning; Oct. 31 -- men's Bible study at 7 p.m.; Nov. 1 -- play groups at 10 a.m. and powerhouse groups and women's Bible study at 7 p.m.

Sign cards for heroes

On Nov. 6 and 13 at the Church in Aurora, there will be a table set up in fellowship hall for Holiday Cards for Heroes. Members are encouraged to sign the cards to be sent to military personnel.

Share the Faith Sunday will be observed Nov. 13, when members are asked to bring a friend to one of the services. Meanwhile, the faith promise campaign for 2017 is under way. Anyone who needs another pledge card should visit the church office.

The Caring Tree will be set up Nov. 20. Time and Talent surveys are available on the table in the Great Hall. Call Karen Pope at 330-815-9363 for details about the survey.

AUM youths party set

Youths at Aurora United Methodist will enjoy a Halloween party and movie night Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.

Tuesday morning women meet weekly at 10 a.m. for fellowship, devotions and prayer. A short All-Saints Day service will be conducted Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. It is a time to remember and honor those who have passed on before us.

Anyone who would like to have a name read during the service should notify the church office by Oct. 30.

UM 201 begins Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. It focuses on what United Methodists believe about the world around us (politically, socially, environmentally) and how that shapes the way they live and witness to the world.

A new member class will meet Nov. 6, 13 and 20 immediately following the worship service. The church's praise and worship needs more singers and musicians. Contact Darryl Lewis if interested.

Author speaks Oct. 30

Dave Eshleman will speak Oct. 30 at Aurora Mennonite Church's service. He has written a book titled "Share the Irresistible Story of Jesus." Copies will be available.

Two hundred five school kits will be delivered to Mennonite Central Committee on Oct. 28 to be distributed around the world.

A community dinner will be offered Nov. 4 featuring pulled pork. The entire community is invited. Volunteers should let Susan know if they can help provide or prepare food or work during the dinner.

Other coming activities are: Nov. 9 -- seniors Thanksgiving lunch; Nov. 15 -- board meeting; in December -- a Christmas hymn sing.

105 runners turn out

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church's Our Lady Paints in Love 5K run attracted 105 runners and walkers and raised $839 for Potage County Catholic Charities. Andy Ploskunak and Katy Fellenstein were the first male and female, respectively, to finish.

All Saints Day will be celebrated Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. and an All Souls Day Mass will be Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

The confirmation class and parents and other volunteers erly folks rake leaves Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. To be placed on the list, email or call Mac Clapp in the parish office with name, address and phone number.

Our Lady moms who are interested in scheduling a moms night out should contact Shannon at 440-679-1325 or slfcooch@hotmail.com.

Virtus (child protection training) will be Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Church in Kent. Persons can register at www.virtusonline.org.

A diocesan youth convention will be Nov. 6 from 12:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Canton. Carpooling will be available. If interested, email Cody Topp at ctopp@olphaurora.org by Oct. 31.

Other coming events are: Oct. 27 -- Spirited Seniors at noon and choir practice and Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.; Oct. 29-30 -- Grateful Living, Joyful Giving followup; Oct. 30 -- CLOW at 11 a.m.