Chili cookoff set

The Church in Aurora annual chili cookoff potluck will be Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Participants will taste the entries and vote on their favorite. Everyone is welcome to take their favorite chili or dessert. The committee will provide toppings.

Circle 3H will meet Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. to continue preparing area shelter gifts. Participants should take three bags of wrapped candy, any Christmas mugs they have and old Christmas card cover pages for decoration.

The Faith Promise campaign for 2017 is in full swing. Anyone needing another card should call the church office. New member telephone directories aer available on the Hunt table in the Great Hall and table in the north chapel.

Baptist eyes help

An all-church work day is planned Nov. 12 at First Baptist Church to prepare for winter and winter ministries. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m.

Upward Basketball registration is possible online at The early registration discount ends Nov. 11. Practices begin the week of Dec. 5. Coaches, referees and concessions helpers are needed for the games. If interested, contact Pastor Drew Carroll.

The next church luncheon will be Nov. 13, when a Thanksgiving-style meal will be served. A signup sheet is in the welcome center to take a favorite Thanksgiving side or dessert.

The church will partner with Operation Christmas Child to fill shoeboxes with special gifts for chldren around the world. Items are needed to fill the boxes and help is needed Nov. 14-21 when the church serves as a dropoff location.

AMC sets dinner

Aurora Mennonite Church invites area residents to a community dinner Nov. 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The main course is pulled pork. Church members are needed to help provide and prepare food or to work during the dinner.

Congregational prayer time meets every Sunday at 9 a.m. in the pastor's office. Fasting is encouraged from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning.

The speaker at the Oct. 30 service was Dave Eshleman, who wrote a book titled "Share the Irresistible Story of Jesus." It is designed for people who can talk about weather, sports and current events, but have difficulty sharing the good news.

Some church members would like to organize a lunch group to eat together at a local restaurant after Sunday services. Those interested should contact Natalie or Verda. Nov. 13 has been suggested as the first Sunday for the lunches.

A Thanksgiving luncheon for the senior citizens group will be Nov. 9.


at Parkside

The following activities are coming up at Parkside Church on Pettibone Road in Bainbridge Township:

Nov. 3 -- men's morning Bible study at 6:30 a.m., women's morning study at 9:30 a.m., Iron Sharpens Iron meeting at 6:30 p.m. and Finding Freedom care group, Grieving With Hope care group, Christmas concert rehearsal, Dealing with Divorce care group and GEO Kidz meeting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 6 --membership class and cancer support group at 11:15 a.m.; Nov. 7 -- men's evening Bible study at 7 p.m.; Nov. 8 -- women's evening study and Club JV at 7 p.m.; Nov. 10 -- transit at 7:30 p.m.

L of L adds class

Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bainbridge welcomes all families with preschool children to check out Bainbridge Christian Preschool, which has served the area for the past 14 years and continues to grow.

A new classroom is now open for 2-year-olds that will be 3 by December 2016. The school strives for excellence in providing a ministry for the community in a safe and loving place. It has earned five stars in the Step Up to Quality program, the highest rating there is. The school has a few more openings in other classes as well. Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year will begin Jan. 9 for current families and Feb. 1 for new families. For more information, contact Pam Reisinger at 440-543-222 or visit www.loloh. org.

Lord of Life is at 17989 Chillicothe Road, just south of Route 422.