Egg hunt at UMC

Aurora United Methodist Church will host an Easter egg hunt April 9 at 1 p.m.  for children age 12 and under. (rain or shine). A potluck meal will follow worship that day. Festivities will include games, crafts and candy.


Egg hunt planned

First Baptist Church’s Easter egg-stravaganza will be April 8 at 10 a.m. for children through third grade. Candy donations are still needed to fill 1,200 eggs to be hidden in the family center. Nut-free candy donations can be placed in the box in the foyer.

Online orders are due for the Malley’s candy fundraiser by April 10. Contact the church office for the link.

Club 306 will have a movie night April 9 at 6 p.m. for students in grades 3 to 6. The movie is "Zootopia." A question and answer discussion will follow and popcorn will be provided. Contact Pastor Matthew Russell for details.

My First School preschool is closed through March 31 for spring break. The church office is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this week.

A baby dedication seminar will be April 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. for those interested in dedicating themselves as parents of a baby or child. The basics of Christian parenting from a Biblical perspective will be discussed.


Spring tea slated

A women’s spring tea will be May 13 at 3 p.m. at Aurora Mennonite Church. Elva Hurst, a nationally known chalk artist and author, will be speaker. Pre-sale tickets are $10 each. For information, contact Gloria or Annette.

Some coming events at the church are: Tonight (March 29) — youth group at 6:30;  March 30 — small group at 7 p.m.; April 29 — craft day; May 5 — community chicken barbecue dinner; May 13 — women’s tea; June 10 — annual missions auction at the church.


Events set at CCC

Some coming events are Christ Community Chapel-Aurora are: April 4 — women’s night out at 7 p.m. (there will be a painting class and plenty of chocolate for a $20 fee); April 5 — Connect groups kickoff at 6:30 p.m. (groups are a six-week commitment from April  5-May 10 with 12-14 other people; April 7-8 — SuperStart conference for fourth- and fifth-graders to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Cincinnati (cost is $125); April 8 — egg-stravaganza at 10 a.m.; April 9 — Baptism Sunday and student mission trip meeting at 4 p.m.


Parkside activities

Activities coming up at Parkside Church on Pettibone Road in Bainbridge are: Tonight (March 29) and April 5 — transit at 7:30; March 30 — men’s morning Bible study at 6:30 a.m., women’s morning Bible study at 9:30, single moms winter session at 6:30 p.m. and Student Impact, grieving with hope, dealing with divorce and managing your money at 7.

March 31 — March Madness game night at 6:30 p.m.; April 2 — various classes and studies in the morning and missions prayer time at 5 p.m.; April 3 — men’s evening Bible study at 7 p.m.; April 4 — play groups at 10 a.m., marriage matters small group at 6:30 p.m., powerhouse groups and women’s evening Bible study at 7.



Play/ worship set

Two sessions of Play-n-Worship are coming up at the Church in Aurora. One for ages 4 and 5 will run from April 4 to May 2 on Tuesdays at 0 a.m. and one for ages 2 and 3 will run from April 6 to May 4 on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Each lesson uses objects from preschoolers’ everyday world, and includes play, stories and songs. The sessions are free and open to everyone. For details, contact LIz Sutter at 330-562-8266 ext. 224 or email

The Women’s Guild will meet April 12, with lunch provided by Twiinz Catering and a program by Ruth Pangrace, who will portray Florence Harding. Devotions and dessert are in charge of Circle D.



49 are confirmed

Forty-nine young people completed their initiation into the Catholic Church recently at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, as Bishop George V. Murry conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation.

A baptismal preparation session will be April 2 at 12:30 p.m. for expectant or new parents anticipating a baptism. Attending such a session is required. Call the parish office to register.

A First Communion / Jesus Day retreat will be April 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The final family program session will be April 9 after the 11 a.m. Mass. All books must be completed and turned in to the religious education office by April 23.

Soup suppers continue on Wednesdays in Lent at 6:15 p.m.  Stations of the Cross are observed at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and noon and 7 p.m. Fridays.

Piecemakers will meet April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the upper quad to work on quilts and knit or crochet blankets.  Other coming events are: March 30 — Boy Scouts at 7 p.m.; April 1-2 — equal exchange sale and food pantry weekend; April 2 — CLOW at 11 a.m. and high school ministry at 12:30 p.m.