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Installations for Nayiri Karjian
You are invited to attend one (or more) of the installations for Associations General Minister Nayiri Karjian that will be hosted by churches around our associations. Each installation will also include time to meet and greet her.

Mark your calendar now so you don't miss this opportunity!
Annual Bach Tribute
3PM, Sunday, March 18, Arts Renaissance Tremont invites you to celebrate Bach's 333rd birthday with a recital by Mark Kosower, Cleveland Orchestra Principal Cello. His program includes Cello Suites No. 1 (G Major) and No. 4 (E-flat Major), as well as solo violin works transcribed for cello by Kosower-C Major Violin Sonata No. 3 and the D Minor Violin Partita No. 2. Arts Renaissance Tremont is in its 27th Season of giving voice to great music. ART is presented at Pilgrim Congregational UCC (2592 W 14th St, Cleveland). Admission by freewill donation. Reception follows.
UCH Campaign
United Church Homes (UCH) is beginning a Campaign for Abundant Life to call attention to the changing nature of aging and to raise support for UCH retirement communities. Rev. Mark Frey is hosting a gathering on Thursday, March 22 from 2-3PM at Bath Church (3980 W Bath Rd, Akron) to share information about the campaign. Rev. Beth Long-Higgins will share a presentation on her work on Age Friendly Congregations. To reserve a seat, please email United Church Homes or call 800-837-2211. UCH is a closely related ministry of the United Church of Christ.
Energy Star for Congregations
Did you know that most congregations can cut energy costs by up to 30% by investing strategically in efficiency? Churches can save money, become Energy Star certified, and care for creation. Learn more through a webinar on Wednesday, March 28 at 4PM. The presenter of this webinar will be Jerry Lawson, National Manager for Energy Star Small Business & Congregations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The webinar will be hosted by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt who oversees the UCC's Creation Justice Churches program as the Minister for Environmental Justice.

A Tapestry of Darkness
The Sanctuary Choir of Grace United Church of Christ of Loyal Oak (3285 Cleveland Massillon Rd, Norton) will present A Tapestry of Darkness on Good Friday, March 30, at 7PM. Comparing the events of Jesus' final hours to an ever-darkening tapestry of green, brown, white and red, Ruth Elaine Schram has written a truly poignant work for Holy Week. The cantata features expressive melodies that are interspersed with readings from prophecy and the gospels as candles are extinguished reflecting the approaching darkness.

Senior High Youth Event
Senior high youth are invited to attend Talking the Talk, Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15 at Templed Hills. What is sexual harassment? How do I know? #MeToo? Am I guilty of locker room talk? What does God and my faith have to do with all this sexuality thing? Senior high school youth are welcome to come to connect with other teens and adults to engage in these tough and important conversations. And there will be fun, too! After all, it is CAMP!

Golf Outing
Join the Church in Silver Lake for a golf outing on Monday, May 14 at the Silver Lake Country Club (1325 Graham Rd, Silver Lake). It will be four person scramble with 18 holes. Foursome teams are $440 and individuals are $110. Registration starts at 7:30AM with shotgun start at 9AM. Included is a drink station with free beer, soda, and water; 2PM buffet dinner after tournament. First, 2nd and 3rd places will win money. There will also be four to five proxy games, skins games, mulligans for sale and a 50/50 raffle.

Robes Available
Don Nichols has two robes and assorted stoles available for anyone interested. The robes were worn by Don and he is 6'2". If interested, please call him at 330-499-5707.
Ordinations & Installations
Installation of Robin Stanley
March 18 ♦ 11AM
Hartsgrove Community UCC ♦ 5260 US 6 ♦ Rome

Meet, Greet, Install: Nayiri Karjian
April 7 ♦ 10AM
First Congregational UCC ♦ 47 Aurora St ♦ Hudson

Meet, Greet, Install: Nayiri Karjian
April 8 ♦ 2PM
St John UCC ♦ 516 N Wooster Ave ♦ Strasburg

Meet, Greet, Install: Nayiri Karjian
April 21 ♦ 10AM
36363 Center Ridge Rd ♦ North Ridgeville

Meet, Greet, Install: Nayiri Karjian
April 22 ♦ 2PM
202 S Hamden St ♦ Chardon

Installation of David W Brown
May 6 ♦ 10:30AM
Trinity UCC ♦ 915 N Main St ♦ Akron

Ordination of Molly Bolton
May 27 ♦ 10:30AM
St Paul's Community Church
4427 Franklin Blvd ♦ Cleveland
Association Ministers' Schedules
Here's where your Association Ministers will be the next few Sundays.
March 18
Hartsgrove Community UCC
5260 US 6 ♦ Rome

April 8
301 N Main St ♦ Orrville

Meet, Greet, Install for Nayiri Karjian
516 N Wooster Ave ♦ Strasburg
Your Associations' Staff
Nayiri Karjian
Associations General Minister

Gary Halstead
Associations Associate Minister

Machelle Miller
Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Cheryl McGraw
Communications & Administration
Don Hill
Financial Development Consultant

Gene McAfee
Dean of Northeast Ohio School of Ministry

Bob Richardson
Coach Coordinator

Committee on Ministry Registrar
Submission Guidelines
If you'd like to share information about an upcoming event or past event sponsored or co-sponsored by a church in our Associations, please send your article of 100 words or less in a paragraph 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.