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...your editor is on vacation this week? So the news may be a bit skimpy because this issue was done well in advance. Never fear. We will return to our regularly scheduled, info-packed, issues next week.

Installation of Eric Stricklin

You are invited to the installation of Rev. Eric Stricklin as Pastor to Youth and Young Families on Sunday, June 11, 3PM, at Zion UCC (415 S Main St, North Canton). Light refreshments will follow.

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Trinket and Treasures Sale

Clague Road UCC (3650 Clague Rd, North Olmsted) will hold its annual Trinket and Treasure Sale on Wednesday, June 14 from 5-7PM; Thursday, June 15 from 9AM-4PM; and Friday, June 16 from 9AM-1PM in Fellowship Hall. Items will include books, children's toys and games, household items, glassware, plants, linens, antiques and much more. Come and join in a fun time browsing and making new friends.
Flexible Governance Training

The Congregational Vitality and Development Team is sponsoring two training sessions on Leading into the Future: Flexible Governance. The first will be held on June 17 at First Congregational UCC (140 S Main St, Wellington) from 9AM-noon. The second will be on July 8 from 9AM-noon at UCC Congregational (990 State St, Vermilion). To register, please email your name, contact information, and the name of your church to Bonnie Bates.
Parish Paper
Ministry in the Midst of Tragedy

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Ordinations & Installations

Installation of Eric Stricklin
June 11 ♦ 3PM
Zion UCC ♦ 415 S Main St ♦ North Canton

Installation of Janet Ross
June 25 ♦ 10AM
Amistad Chapel
700 Prospect Ave E ♦ Cleveland 

Installation of Luke Lindon
September 10 ♦ 10AM
UCC Congregational ♦ 217 E Liberty ♦ Medina
Association Ministers' Schedules
Here's where your Association Ministers will be the next few Sundays.
Rita Root
Rev. Dr. Rita Root
June 4
Brownhelm Congregational ♦ 2144 N Ridge Rd ♦ Vermilion

June 11
Installation of Eric Stricklin
Zion UCC ♦ 415 S Main St ♦ North Canton

June 18
Lakewood Congregational Church ♦ 1375 W Clifton Blvd ♦ Lakewood

June 25
Amistad Chapel ♦ 700 Prospect Ave E ♦ Cleveland
Bonnie Bates
Rev. Dr. Bonnie Bates
June 4
St John's UCC
51705 German Ridge Rd ♦ Powhatan Point

June 18
St Paul's Community Church
4427 Franklin Blvd ♦ Cleveland

Your Associations' Staff

Rita Root ♦ Associations General Minister

Bonnie Bates ♦ Associations Associate for Congregational Vitality & Development

Margaret Borrelli ♦ Faith Formation Coordinator

Mark Frey ♦ Pastoral Excellence/Communities of Practice Coordinator

Don Hill ♦ Financial Development Consultant
Gene McAfee ♦ Dean of Lay Education Programs

Bob Richardson ♦ Coach Coordinator

Maureen Webber ♦ Spiritual Formation Coordinator

Lori Wick ♦ Youth Ministries Coordinator

Machelle Miller ♦ Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Cheryl McGraw ♦ Communications & Administration

Committee on Ministry Registrar

Submission Guidelines

If you'd like to share information about an upcoming or past event sponsored or co-sponsored by a church in our Associations, please send your article of 100 words or less in paragraph format to by Tuesday noon of each week. Be extravagantly welcoming by including in the article the name, location, address, date, time and contact information of the event. Items will run for two consecutive weeks. Fliers may be sent in addition to the 100 word article and a link will be provided in the article to the flier. Fliers should be less than 5MB and in Word or PDF format. Photos (which display next to your article) may be sent in addition to the article. Photos should be less than 5MB and in JPG or PNG format.

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