OUR LADY CATHOLICThe youth ministry is now accepting donations for its rummage sale July 13 and 14.Help will be available for unloading items June 28 and July 9. Clean, gently worn clothing will be accepted, as will clean furniture, but not large appliances.Money raised will go to send teens to the National Catholic Youth Convention.Other coming events are: June 28 -- small faith community at 9:45 a.m., Spirited Seniors at noon and choir practice at 7:30 p.m.July 1 -- children's liturgy of the word at 10:30 a.m.; July 3 -- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:30 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.HOLY ANGELS CATHOLICThe church will observe Catholic Family Day July 14 at Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom.After a day of fun at the park, Holy Angels music ministry will offer prelude music at 8:45 p.m., followed by Mass at Geauga Lake stadium.Discount coupons for admission are available at the Holy Angels Web site at www.holyangelschurch.com.Cost is $20 for adults and $11.95 for juniors and seniors. Dinner meal tickets are available at the church office at $10 for adults and $7 for juniors and seniors until July 1.CHURCH IN AURORAThe all-church potluck will be tonight (June 27) at 7 in fellowship hall. Vacation Bible school will be the focus.Vacation Bible school continues through June 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily. The Rev. Bill Schnell will be in the pulpit July 1, 8, 22 and 29 and the Rev. Kevin Horak on July 15.The church's summer schedule begins July 1 with one worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and toddler care will be provided, as well as the Promiseland Drive-In for the older children.Mission of the month is Freedom House, which provides emergency housing for homeless veterans in the Portage County area. It is a program of Family & Community Services.The Rev. Bill Schnell, Toni Harris and voting delegates Bob Harris and Elaine will attend the International Council of Community Churches annual conference July 29 to Aug. 1 in Nash-ville, Tenn. Other church members are welcome to go and registration fees are paid by the church. For details, call Schnell at 330-562-8266.HOPE COMMUNITYOn July 1, the "Slay the Giants" series will continue when "Strongholds" will be the topic at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services.The message will explore what the Bible has to say about anger, fear, depression, addiction and other things that control our lives.Hope is at 3033 Middleton Road in Hudson. For details, visit www.HopeCMA.com or call 330-655-5170.THE LIFE CHURCHPastor Paul Waickman will explore Jesus' parables in the next several weeks. July 1's message will focus on Matthew 3, and communion will be served. Adult Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. with worship at 10:45 in the lower level of the Nye Financial Group building on Ravenna Road in Hudson.UNITED METHODISTNew pastor the Rev. Edna Stahl and her family will be welcomed to the church July 1. They are to move into the parsonage today (June 27).The Rev. Stahl, her husband and their five children are looking forward to getting to know everyone in the church and community. A luncheon will take place after the July 1 service, and everyone is invited.HOPE LUTHERANThe item of the month for the Volunteers of America is boxed rice. It can be dropped off in the bin inside the church's front door.Traditional worship is Sundays at 8:15 a.m., adult Bible class is at 9:15 and contemporary worship and children's Sunday school is at 10:15. A service takes place Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Independence Village.A prayer chain is available by calling Debbie Schuster at 330-626-0163. Bible studies for various ages of adults meet on a regular basis.BAINBRIDGE UCCAdult fellowship dinner groups are being formed. Deadline for signups is July 8. For details, call Julia Newton at 440-543-9592.The book club will discuss "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson on July 22 after church. Church graduates this year were Jason Johnson and Josh Jason from Crestwood and Mike Schaefer from Kenston.Our Gang will have dinner July 21 at Northwoods Grille and then view "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at Chagrin Valley Little Theater.The church softball team will be in action July 1 at 4 p.m., July 8 at 5:15 p.m., July 15 at 4 p.m. and July 22 at 4 p.m. Nine teams are in the local church league.FIRST BAPTISTLast week, the church laid to rest Sandy Whitten, a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who was active in children's ministries.Ray and Robin Wadkins will renew their vows of marriage on June 30 at 6:30 p.m. The congregation is invited to participate.Vacation Bible school will be July 22 to 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Parents can sign up their children by visiting www.fbcaurora.org. "Game Day Central," the VBS theme, will focus on exploring heroes from the Bible.Water wars is the activity for Wonderful Wednesday tonight (June 27). The event lasts from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. A youth movie night will be July 5 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Arabica.