Advent Series


Join us as we continue in our Advent sermon series, "Come Home for Christmas." This week, we will be encouraged to experience the "The Blessing of Home." 

The story takes over this week. Let’s just admit it. The story that we’ve learned and told and retold, the story that we’ve sentimentalized and Disney-fied, the story that has produced songs and dramas, movies and poems. And yet through it all, the story persists. The story draws. It defies explanation. It is an act of beauty and awe and is best met with open-mouthed wonder. God, our God, promised to be born in the flesh, like our flesh. It amazes when you stop to wonder again.

That’s the blessing the week promises: the blessing of wonder.

57th Annual Vespers

DECEMBER 19, 2021 at 5PM
After losing a year of Vespers to COVID-19 cancellations in 2020, we are excited to be bringing it back in 2021. While this year's Vespers' service will be abbreviated, we can still expect to hear quality Christmas music from our chancel choir, adult handbell choir, and our children's choir. 

We hope you'll join us December 19 at 5pm for evening of beautiful music and fellowship. 

2022 Faith Promise Update 


As of December 12 we have received 167 Faith Promises for a total amount of $433,262.  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

Making Your Faith Promise 


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.


Fellowship Event at Blind Squirrel Winery


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! 



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.

200+ People Served 


Thank you to all who signed up online or took a Caring Tree tag. You helped us provide a meaningful Christmas for more than 200 individuals! That's 70 more than last year! Your generosity is a blessing. 

A special thanks to Dr. Paul Bizjak and Optimal Spine & Wellness for a large donation of gifts!

Support 2022 Workcamp


Support the Workcampers by purchasing lovely TCIA winter scene note cards (20 pack, blank inside) for $10. Contact Flip Eavenson or visit the table in the Great Hall between this Sunday's services. Thank you!

News & Announcements

Christmas Eve Services
Fri Dec 24 5 & 9pm
We'll be sharing more about our Christmas Eve services soon. Begin to consider family and friends that you could invite to Christmas Eve worship as we celebrate the birth of the Messiah. 

One Worship Service on December 26 at 10am
Join us for worship the Sunday after Christmas. We will have a combined worship service at 10am. Help us spread the word! 

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. 

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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