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Advent Series

COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Join us as we continue in our Advent sermon series, "Come Home for Christmas." This week, we will celebrate Christmas Eve services at 5 and 9, as well as our Sunday morning worship service. Remember this Sunday, though, we will only have one worship service at 10am. 

We look forward to seeing you and your family in worship this week! 

Winter Small Groups Coming Soon
SIGN UP ONLINE

We had such a great response from our fall small groups! We are grateful for all those who participated, and we pray that it was worth your time. If you missed a chance to sign up this fall, don't worry. We have some great small groups beginning in January and February. 

You can visit our
website now to view and sign up for small groups. 

More information will be available soon, so be on the look out! 

2022 Faith Promise Update 

As of December 21 we have received 182 Faith Promises for a total amount of $460,162.  Many of you have increased your Faith Promise amount over last year and thank you for your generous response.  We are still short of our target of 225 Faith Promises and $525,000.  Follow up contacts have been and are being made.  There are still quite a few of you we have not heard from yet. 

Your response is vitally important to our ability to fund ministry and missions at The Church in Aurora.  Please send in your Faith Promise card or make a Faith Promise online today.

Lance Bell
For the Stewardship Committee

 

ONLINE FAITH PROMISE FORM

Fellowship Event at Blind Squirrel Winery

DECEMBER 30 AT 6PM

Greetings from the Fellowship committee! We have scheduled an event at The Blind Squirrel Winery, (7918 Pettibone Rd. Bainbridge), on Thursday 12/30/21 from 6-8pm. Fellowship will provide appetizers, entertainment by “Sommertime”, with wine or soft drinks available for individual purchase.Please go to  the sign up link and register  so we can plan to have enough appetizers to share. The event is limited to the first 20 reservations.  Look forward to your company at this event! 
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DECEMBER MISSION UPDATE

The Missions Committee is pleased to share that in the month of December, two donations were made on your behalf…

Providence House—your generosity provided for at least 20 little ones’ snuggly beds, full tummies and 24/7 loving care.

Gathering Place—your gift will support efforts such as support groups, exercise and nutrition classes, legal and financial help, and even a wig salon to empower individuals and families coping with the impact of cancer.

The Caring Tree was a rousing success!  Last year, COVID guidelines determined that there would be no tree erected in Fellowship Hall, but with your loving participation, we still were able to service 130 individuals through computer sign-ups alone!

In 2021 the tree was back, and together with more computer sign-ups, 202 babies, toddlers, tweens, teens and adults in our area will have a Merry Christmas where perhaps there would have been none. Once again, our compassionate and concerned members have stepped up to the plate. Thank you to all who sponsored individuals and families. And many thanks to Liz Sutter who happily gave of her time and knowledge in working with the Missions Committee.

Blood Drive Update

  

Our December 14 blood drive was a success with 48 units of blood collected for distribution to those in need. Much appreciation to these generous souls who covered for my absence: Wanda Himmel, Zelma Riddle, Kyla Errington, Marilyn Cooper, Jim & Bonnie Niebuhr, Jay Perez! 

We are so grateful for your partnership in preparing for a need that never ends, and wish you and yours a happy, healthy new year.

As we celebrate the 200th birthday of our founder, Clara Barton, on December 25, 2021, we thank you for continuing to sustain her legacy of service, innovation and hope.

Our December drive served needs at the following hospitals:

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Hillcrest Hospital
  • UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • Aultman Hospital

Our next drive will be Wednesday, January 5. Please make your generous lifesaving 
appointment by clicking on the button below.

Contact Dorothy Bell (
dabtlc@gmail.com) if you’d like to volunteer with this service to our community. The RedCross provides masks, gloves, & sanitizer. 

Schedule to Donate Today!

News & Announcements

Christmas Eve Services

DECEMBER 24 AT 5 & 9PM
Our services will have a children's moment and song leaders to lead us in familiar Christmas songs. 

Both Christmas Eve services will be livestreamed. They can be viewed

One Worship Service

DECEMBER 26 AT 10AM
There will be one worship service on December 26 at 10am. We will have a children's lesson during worship, but we will not have any Sunday School or Christian Ed classes. We hope to see you there!

Offering Envelopes Available

PICK THEM UP IN THE OFFICE

If you would like offering envelopes, please email or call the office. We have packs of 52 and 12 for your convenience. You may also drop by any time Monday-Friday between 10am and 3pm.  

Thank You from the Bells

Thank you all so very much for the outpouring of love and support after the recent loss of Lance's father, Stanley Bell, and our brother-in-law, Craig Stein.  The calls, cards, social media posts, and prayers mean so much to us. We talk about being part of a family of faith and your responses really bring that home.

God bless you all,
Lance and Dorothy Bell

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Prayer Requests

Submit prayer requests through the link below. Prayers are confidential to staff. 

 

Last Week's Service

You can watch last Sunday's worship or other services on our YouTube Channel. 

Give Online

Make a gift online or manage your Realm giving account through the button below. 

Communication Requests

If you have an announcement or ministry opportunity to share, please use the button below.

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146 S Chillicothe Rd
Aurora, OH 44202-6801

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