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Making Your Faith Promise 

MAKING YOUR ONLINE PLEDGE

If you have not yet made your Faith Promise, you can still do so through the button below. We are grateful for everyone's faithful and fearless generosity in supporting the mission and ministry of TCIA.

ONLINE FAITH PROMISE FORM

Circle 3-H Meeting

FRI NOV 5 10AM / FELLOWSHIP HALL

Ladies! You are invited to attend this Friday's meeting of Circle 3-H from 10-11:30am in Fellowship Hall. We will be signing Christmas cards for area shelter residents and discussing upcoming projects. Bring a few Christmas cards and a pen! Contact Flip Eavenson or Betty Marlar if you have questions. Helping Hands Bring Hope!

Volunteers Needed!
Leaf Raking for the Community

SAT NOV 6 AT 9AM / MEET IN CHURCH PARKING LOT 

Join us in helping to rake leaves for people in Aurora who are unable to do so for themselves. The whole family is invited… kids of all ages can help.  This is a great way for youth to pick up some volunteer hours, and it is a lot of fun.  We will have snacks and fellowship afterward outside the church (weather permitting). Rakes, leaf blowers, and tarps are needed.  For questions or to RSVP contact Liz Sutter at lsutter@tcia.cc

RSVP TO VOLUNTEER

Coffee Hour is Back!

BETWEEN 9:30 & 11AM SERVICES / FELLOWSHIP HALL

Join us for Coffee Hour between the 9:30am and 11am services. The Receptions Committee has purchased prepackaged individual food offerings along with coffees and tea. Come and join us in Fellowship Hall between services and reconnect with your church family. 

Blood Drive

NEXT BLOOD DRIVE: MON NOV 8 12:30-6:30PM

Patients are counting on the generosity of blood donors to share their health. Please make your donation appointment for our church blood drive on November 8 12:30-6:30 pm. If there are no appts for Nov 8, you can schedule an appointment for Tues. Dec 14. 

Our September collections helped at these hospitals: 

+ Cleveland Clinic
+ Metro Health Medical Center-Cleveland
+ Summa Akron City Hospital
+ St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center
+ VA Medical Center

You may make your donation appointment through the button below.

DONATION APPOINTMENT

Congratulations Liz Sutter!

AURORA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

This year, our own Liz Sutter was selected as the Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year for her work with the Community Relief Program. We celebrate this honor for Liz, and we are grateful for her and her team serving in our community. 

You can show your support for Liz and the Community Relief Program by attending the Chamber’s Holiday Luncheon on November 10, 2021 from 11:30a-1:30p. Register through the button below.

REGISTER FOR LUNCHEON

Become A Member of TCIA

MEMBERSHIP SUNDAY / NOV 14

Membership Sunday is Sunday, November 14. If you would like to join the church and be welcomed as a new member of TCIA during worship, please contact Pastor Derek by EMAIL.

Collecting Donations for Our Afghan Allies

FRI & SAT NOV 19 & 20 / 9AM-5PM

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all our blessings. The arrival of our Afghan allies is an opportunity for us to pay it forward for all we have received. Every one of us can make a difference in someone’s life!

Only two percent of citizens are native to the land the U.S. encompasses, so most U.S. citizens have roots in other nations. Considering our history, there is nothing more American than an immigrant. Ensuring that every immigrant has access to housing, food, medical/mental health services and community support is critical to a successful resettlement journey. Resettling to a new country can be very intimidating and overwhelming. Our role as community members is to welcome members to their new homes and create an environment of trust, dignity, and self-determination. The need is great. 

Donation Drive
The Church in Aurora and the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) are co-sponsoring a donation drive to help Afghans establish homes in northeast Ohio. Aurora residents are invited to donate to the drive or to volunteer:

The Church in Aurora / Located at 146 South Chillicothe Road 
+ Friday, November 19, 9am to 5pm
+ Saturday, November 20, 9am to 5pm


Ways to Get Involved
+ Drive up and drop off donations (see donation needs list below).
+ Receipts for tax purposes will be provided to donors at the drive.
+ Information about the work of USCRI or to donate money on-line is available at refugees.org.
+ To volunteer during the donation drive, email Liz Sutter by EMAIL

Donation Needs
The following button will display a list of urgent needs. These items should be new or in excellent condition and must be clean.

VIEW DONATIONS NEEDED

Mission Donations for October

MISSIONS COMMITTEE UPDATE

The Missions Committee has made these donations in the month of October…

CITY MISSIONS & HAVEN OF REST
Monies were given to both City Missions and Haven of Rest. Thanks to you, each agency can now serve an additional 200 hearty Thanksgiving Day meals. These meals are served to those who have no other way to provide for themselves or their families during this trying times.

3-H CIRCLE
The donation to 3-H Circle, here at the church, will used to purchase warm blankets which they will distribute to area homeless shelters this Holiday Season. We will be anxious to hear how many blankets were provided!

If you know of a worthy organization, please contact any member of the Missions Committee and we will be happy to research it.

TCIA Memorials Scholarship Fund

MEMORIAL GIFTS PROVIDING SCHOLARSHIPS TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all of our blessings.   As we approach the giving season, please consider gifting to our TCIA Memorials Scholarship Fund which receives gifts in memory and/or in honor of church members and friends.  The funds given to our Memorials Committee Scholarship Fund provide scholarships to our qualifying high school graduates.  Historically, these funds were greatly enhanced with scholarship funds established by the Barkett Family Scholarship Fund and the Adelyn and Gray Lange Memorial Scholarship Fund.  These two family funds have funded the majority of our scholarships for many years but their Funds have seriously diminished over the years and, at this point, cannot support the scholarships awarded each year. Our Memorials Fund is not supported by our church budget.

As we approach the season of giving, please consider honoring and/or memorializing someone dear to you by giving to the Memorials Scholarship Fund.  In the spring, you will see the blessings of your gift as you witness our young people who are headed to higher education and/or vocation do so with the help of our own church members.  Thank you for considering this important part of doing Christ's work for our young adults.

You may give online, or by check in our Memorials Committee mail box at the church, or by sending a check to the church office.  God Bless you for taking the time to consider a gift to our Memorials Fund.

The Memorials Committee
Betsy Tomasko, Pam Fife and Erick Leigh

Music Department News

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN TCIA MUSIC

Vespers Service
Vespers is coming back! We are excited to announce that our Vespers service will be held on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 5pm. On that note, we’re happy to announce that some of our other music groups will begin rehearsing. 

Children's Choir at the Vespers Service
If you are interesting in having your child participate in a Children's Choir at the Vespers service on December 19, 2021, please notify Barb Brookhart at mrsbmonm@aol.com before this Sunday. This group is open to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Practice is on Sundays after the first service and will end at 10:40am.

Children's Choir Practice On Sundays
Children’s Choir occurs on Sundays, from 10:10 - 10:40am in the children’s choir room downstairs. This group is open to children from Kindergarten to 5th grade and will remain under the direction of Barb Brookhart. Please email her at mrsbmom@aol.com if your child is interested.

Handbell Choir Rehearsals
Handbell Choir will be under the direction of our choir director, Ross Downing. Rehearsals will begin in late October. If you are interested in this group, please reply to mrsbmom@aol.com. Current bell members who have already committed need not reply. More information will follow as a member email list is generated.

Fall Calendar for Youth

UPCOMING EVENTS IN NOV

Middle & High School Movie Night Nov 13
We will meet at the AMC Classic Solon 16 Time and Movie TBD. Cost will be price of admission and money for snack. The Youth Group Fund will cover 1 snack for each youth.

Youth Group (High School) The Escape Nov 14 / 6-8pm
Dinner will be served.

YOUTH GROUP CALENDAR

News & Announcements

Leaf Raking
Sat Nov 6 at 9am
Join us in helping to rake leaves for people in Aurora who are unable to do so for themselves. We will meet in the church parking lot. Rakes, leaf blowers, and tarps are needed. Contact Liz Sutter by email at lsutter@tcia.cc if you would like to participate.

November Bood Drive
Mon Nov 8 12:30-6:30pm
Our next blood drive will be Monday, November 8 from 12:30-6:30 pm. You may make your donation appointment through the Red Cross Website.

This Week's Flowers
Side Rail Flowers are given by Nancy Schultz Deobald in loving memory of Dick and Scott Schultz.

Flowers for Sunday Worship
If you would like to sponsor altar or side-rail flowers for Sunday worship services, you may sign-up through the button below or call the church office at 330.562.8266. SIGN-UP LINK

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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. 

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