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Christ the King Sunday

WORSHIP THIS WEEKEND

This Sunday, we celebrate Jesus Christ as lord over all creation. Pastor Derek's sermon is "Christ the King" and our scripture reading will be Revelation 1:4b-8. Join us for in-person or online worship.

NOTE: The Crisis Response Team has made the DIFFICULT decision to require masks at all church-related activities, as of Sunday, November 14, until further notice.

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

Welcoming New Members of TCIA

FROM MEMBERSHIP SUNDAY / NOV 14

We're grateful for our newest members of TCIA. We hope you will welcome them and love them as we journey in faith together. 

Mary Alkire
Susan Smeach
Peggy Patterson
Marty Siskind
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Poinsettia Orders

ORDER DEADLINE IS SUN NOV 21

Help us decorate the Sanctuary for the coming Christmas season. This is a special way to remember or honor your loved ones. Poinsettias are $10 each. Orders can be made by completing the form (through the button below) and placing it in an envelope along with cash or a check made out to The Church in Aurora. The deadline to order is Sunday, November 21.

PONSETTIA ORDER FORM

Messy Christmas: An Evening of Family Fun

SUN DEC 12 AT 5-7PM / SIGN-UP BELOW

The first Christmas was far from perfect - it was actually quite messy.  Messy Christmas is a fresh new way of experiencing the Christmas story. You’ll get your hands dirty with stations and activities for all ages—so bring the whole family! 

Activities begin promptly at 5pm with a family dinner to follow at 6pm in Fellowship Hall.  

Registration is required.  Admission is free.  Can’t wait to celebrate a Messy Christmas with you! Because of Covid precautions, we are limiting participation to 75 people.

SIGN-UP ONLINE

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 Success!

NEXT BLOOD DRIVE: TUES DEC 14 

For Monday’s beautiful fall day, we were able to collect 47 units that can help up to 141 patients. We are so thankful for our congregational volunteers who helped us get through the day: Wanda Himmel,  Marilyn Cooper, Patti Jaeger, & Lance Bell. The next blood drive will be Tuesday, December 14 and you may make your lifesaving donation appointment through the button below.

DONATION APPOINTMENT

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 Donation to Assist Veterans in Need

MISSIONS & CIRCLE 3-H

In collaboration, Missions and Circle 3-H have gifted the veterans connected with the Cleveland VOA homeless shelter $1500.00 in bedding just in time for Veterans Day! This is another example of our congregation's generosity. Thank you!

Flip Eavenson,
Circle 3-H coordinator

DONATION TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
This month, the Missions Committee has made a donation to the American Cancer Society. Their mission is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Thanks to a generous benefactor, our gift will be matched dollar for dollar to carry on these worthy goals!

THE CARING TREE IS COMING SOON!
The Caring Tree will soon be gracing Fellowship Hall, filled with opportunities to spread the joy of Christmas.  Stay tuned for details about this wonderful church tradition.

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 mrsbmom@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 & DEC

Youth Group (High School) The Escape Nov 21 / 6-8pm
Dinner will be served.

Christmas Party Overnight / Middle & High School
Dec 11-12 / 8:30pm-7:30am

Boys will be asked to bring a drink to share, Girls will be asked to bring a snack to share. We will meet at the Escape and then we will depart to our festivities for the evening. $25.00 per Person

YOUTH GROUP CALENDAR

News & Announcements

December Blood Drive
Tues Dec 14 
Our next blood drive will be Tuesday, December 14. You may make your donation appointment through the Red Cross Website.

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. 

The Daily Bread Devotionals
The Daily Bread Devotionals, Dec/Jan/Feb edition, are available in the Church Office.

Christmas Cards Needed
The Christian Education is in need of used Christmas cards for a project they will be doing with the children. If within the next week (or Sunday morning) you could bring in cards if you have them, it would be so appreciated.

This Week's Flowers
The altar flowers for Sunday are given by Lin Reichelt to honor Jerry Reichelt's November 20th birth date.

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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Aurora, OH 44202-6801

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