Moms night nears

A moms night out for members and guests of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will be Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at El Camino Restaurant. RSVPs are requested but not required. For details, call Shannon at 440-679-1325.

The Piecemakers delivered 10 afghans, five quilts, 38 hats and 15 scarfs to Catholic Charities and the Freedom House in Kent.

A Red Cross bloodmobile is today (Jan. 4) from 1 to 7 p.m. at the church. The next yoga session begins Jan. 11 and runs for six weeks. Classes are Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. in the narthex.

The next Dinner and Doctrine will be Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Overlook in Twin Lakes. "Woman at the Well" is the topic by the Rev. Pat Manning, a professor at Walsh University. For details and reservations, contact Sister Lu Haidnick or Mac Clapp.

Other coming events are: Dec. 5 -- Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts at 7 p.m.; Dec. 7 -- reconciliation at 3:30 p.m.; Dec. 8 -- high school ministry at 12:30 p.m.; Dec. 9 -- parish finance committee at 6:30 p.m., faith formation at 7 and stewardship meeting at 7:15; Dec. 10 -- Old Testament class at 12:45 p.m. and parish and family life at 7 p.m.

CCC activities set

Among activities at Christ Community Chapel in Aurora are: Jan. 7 -- men's open gym basketball from 7 to 8:30 a.m.; Jan. 10 -- Red Cross bloodmobile from 2 to 7 p.m.; Jan. 12 -- Nehemiah women's Bible study kickoff at 7 p.m.

Events at Temple

Here are some upcoming events at Temple Emanu El:

Jan. 11 -- Kindergarten Readiness Skills at 7 p.m.. It is an interactive discussion led by Dr. Suzanne Schneps. Coffee and cookies will be served, and it's open to the community. RSVP requested, but not required at or 216-454-1223. Temple Emanu El is at 4545 Brainard Road, Orange Village.

Jan. 11 -- The Zionist Reading Group at 7:30 p.m. It will be a musical learning opportunity with Cantor Lawrence at TEE. Cantor Richard Lawrence will lead an exploration of the creation of Israeli folk music and its influence on today's Israeli musical culture. It is open to everyone. RSVP to or 215-454-1216.

Jan. 13 -- Tot Shabbat at 5:15 p.m. Children ages 6 and under, along with their parents, can attend, with stories and songs, after which parents and children will make and eat their own pizzas. For questions, contact cabrams@teecleve. org or 216-454-1223.

Retreat set soon

The Church in Aurora will host a workcamp fundraiser "Complete Your Project" retreat Jan. 19 from 5 to 10 p.m., Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to midnight and Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

It is a weekend of women's fellowship and getting projects done, including scrapbooks, cards or anything participants need uniinterrupted time to complete.

Snacks, coffee, soda and water will be available, with dinner Friday night and lunch and dinner Saturday. All proceeds go to the 2017 youth workcamp mission trips. Deadline for signups is Jan. 6.

The church's annual meeting is Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Reports from 2016 will be presented, the 2017 budget will be proposed, incoming elected and appointed officials will be voted on and installed and other business will be discussed.

Recent baptisms are Ilyana Kennedy Poling, Anderson James Trook and Elijah Jameson Camp. There will be no Circle 3H meeting in January. The next one will be Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. to make candy to aid workcamp 2017.

Jennifer Dieterle and Jonas Pattie are new members of the church. The Women's Guild will have its soup and salad lunch Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Bob Harris will present a travelogue "Following the Footsteps of Paul."

Workcampers will take orders for Super Bowl sub sandwiches starting in the middle of January. The next 3-H Evening Group meeting is Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Eldridge Library to review chapters 17-18 of Billy Graham's book "Where I Am."

A new women's sudy begins the last Wednesday night in January and runs through May. The book is "Present Over Perfect" by Shauna Niequest. Meetings are at 7 p.m. in Hansen Hall. Contact Liz Sutter if interested.

Carol Bowman has taken over as the church librarian after Sara Akins retired following more than 20 years in the post. Bowman has been a Sunday school teacher, superintendent of the adult Christian education department, a deacon and trustee.

Winter Fest slated

Lord of Life Lutheran Church on Route 306 in Bainbridge Township will kick off the new year with a Winter Fest on Jan. 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Children ages preschool to fifth grade will arrive dressed for the weather and prepared to play inside and outside. The fest is a kickoff to the new year as children return to Sunday school.

According to children's ministry director Jen Keller, "There will be enough hot chocolate and cookies for everyone. Bring a sled and join us." For further information, call 440-543-5505 or visit