Feast day coming

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Aurora will have a parish feast day celebration JUne 25 at 10:30 a.m. with an outdoor Mass and spaghetti dinner recognizing Sister Lu Haidnik’s 20th anniversary of ministry at the parish. All are welcome and volunteers are needed.

The parish also will celebrate the 50th anniverssry of priesthood ordination of former OLPH pastor the Rev. Joseph Witmer on June 4 at the 10 a.m. Mass. A pancake breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus will follow in the parish hall.

New Knights of Columbus members are Hugh Wonderly, Bill Schramm, Don Harvey and Cody Topp. To find out more about the Knights, email dan.rondini@gmail.com.

A baptismal preparatIon cession will be June 4 at 12:30 p.m. for expectant or new parents anticipating a baptism at OLPH. The group will meet in Room 201. There will be no high school youth ministry on Memorial Day weekend.

SA youth day is planned June 20 at Cedar Point. Discounted tickets will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Cody Topp for more information.

A diocesan child protection in-service opportunity will be JUne 7 at 6:30 p.m. at OLPH. For details, email Mac Clapp at maclapp@olphaurora.org

The church choir will rehearse May 25 at 7:30 p.m . and Ascension of the Lord will be observed May 28. The church and office will be closed on Memorial Day. Summer Mass schedule begins June 3-4 with services at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays.


Sugarcreek jaunt

The senior fellowship at Aurora Mennonite Church is traveling to Sugarcreek on June 20 to see a theater production titled "Home Game," about a young Amishman who loves to play baseball and dreams about the Major League. The group will meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. and enjoy lunch at Dutch Valley Restaurant outside of Sugarcreek.

The Mennonite Central Committee needs relief kits to send to those in crisis around the world. Items must be in original packaging, and a list of items needed is on the table in the lower foyer. They must be turned in by May 28.


CCC activities set

Some coming events at Christ Community Chapel in Aurora are: May 27 — Mulch Madness; JUne 19 — vacation Bible camp family night at 6 p.m.; June 20-23 from 9 a.m. to noon; and June 25 — students’ mission trip to Pawley’s Island. The church is on Route 306, north of Barrington Boulevard.


A time to connect

Cornerstone Connections is a new event at Cornerstone Church of Aurora. It is a time of refreshments and relationship building every Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday life group also have a new time — 9 a.m.

The church is asking members to complete a survey about the family friendliness of its Sunday morning ministries. The survey is available at www.cornerstownaurora.com/?survey and in the church’s foyer.

Other coming events are: tonight (May 24) — My First School graduation at 6:30 p.m.; May 25-26 — My First School’s last days are May 25 for students and May 26 for teachers; June 3 — work day at 8 a.m. at the church to mulch, clean flower beds, plant flowers and prune; June 11 — the summer series of sermons titled "Stories of Jesus" begins and there will be an all-church luncheon at noon; June 16-1`7 — Club 306 campout (meet at the church at 6 p.m.).


L of L VBS coming

There are still spots available for Lord of Life Lutheran’s vacation Bible school program "Passport to Peru: Discovering God’s Good Gifts" from June 12-16. 

Ages preschool through fifth grade will discover how much God loves the world. They will join discovery crews to explore a new environment filled with incredible Bible adventures, cultural experiences, team-building games, unique treats, faith-building songs, and real stories of real kids.

The fun starts daily at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:30.  Registration is possible on the Lord of Life website at www.loloh.org/?summer-events.


Parkside is at fest

Parkside Church on Pettibone Road in Bainbridge Bainbridge will have a booth at the Blossom Time Festival in Chagrin Falls from May 25-28. Volunteers will greet festivalgoers and hand out balloons and literature, and help children play a game to win candy. Sign up for a two-hour shift by calling 440-708-2109 or visiting www.parksidechurch.com/?blossom.

Other coming events at the church are: May 25 — Blossom Time booth setup from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Student Impact and grieving with hope spring care group at 7 p.m.; May 26 — Akron RubberDucks game at 5:30 p.m.; May 28 — various classes and group meetings at the church and Blossom Time booth cleanup from 8:30 to 9 p.m.

May 30 — Club JV eighth-grade farewell at 7 p.m.; May 31 — transit at 7:30 p.m. at the Loft; June 1 — vacation Bible camp adult small group leaders orientation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Valley events set

Some Valley Presbyterian Church activities coming up are:  May 25 — men’s prayer breakfast at 7:30 a.m., children choir practice at 5:30 p.m., bell choir practice at 6:30 and adult choir practice at 7:30;  May 26 — South Russell AA group at 7 p.m.; May 27 — Bainbridge AA group at 7 p.m.; May 28 — fellowship time at 11:45 a.m.; May 31 — mid-week AA group at 8:30 p.m. The church is on Route 306, just north of Route 422.


Register for VBS

Registration is continuing for vacation Bible school at the Church in Aurora. The event will run June 5-9 from 9 a.m. to noon for children age 3 to fifth grade. Visit the church's website at www.tcia.cc to register.

A box has been placed by the garage door at the Escape to donate unneeded tools, new paint brushes, rollers and sandpaper, etc. for the workcampers. Clean empty food cans also are needed and can be taken to the church until June 4.

Thursday morning Bible study will begin meeting bi-weekly (June 1, 15 and 29) at 10 a.m. Barkett scholarships have been awarded to John Hanna, Samantha Marotta, Elizabeth Monroe, Nicholas Piazza, Madison Smith and Abbey Stover.

The church softball team plays Wednesday evenings at Sunny Lake Park. Contact Ken Liang if you are interested in playing.