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An Invitation
Meet ♦ Greet ♦ Install
Nayiri Karjian
Associations General Minister
4 Opportunities
I am pleased to invite you to celebrate our covenant together at gatherings around our Associations. These celebrations were planned intentionally for convenience, to help us meet one another in different regional areas, so you can attend the one closest to you, and for my introduction to our churches in different parts of Ohio.

Each gathering will include 45 minutes to meet and greet, followed by a 20 minute liturgy of installation.

Robes and red stoles are not required.

I am grateful to the churches that have agreed to host and offer hospitality. THANK YOU!

I look forward to celebrating with you!

Nayiri Karjian
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.

Breakfast & Prayer Gathering
The All Church Breakfast & Prayer Gathering at The Bath Church (3980 W Bath Rd, Akron) invites members of its sister churches to join in a European Style Breakfast on Saturday, April 7 from 8-9:30AM. The program will focus on our Partnership with the German Church in Westphalia and the UCC Forum this September. Call Rev. Dan Doty at 330-666-3520 or Rev. Joyce Schroer at 419-271-5511.
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!

Crossroad is Growing
Crossroad Child & Family Services, your UCC mission to children, is growing! Learn about current successes in treatment of children and the plan for helping even more children and families in the future at a Crossroad Dinner Event on Thursday, May 17, 6-8PM, at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Fort Wayne, IN. It will be an evening of inspiration with an exciting update on Crossroad's mission and vision. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight. The Courtyard Marriott has a block of rooms at a discounted rate for guests wanting to stay the night. For information, call Kristi Geiger at 260-484-4153 x2003.
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.
Open Positions
First Congregational Church of Akron seeks applications for a number of new positions including a part-time Minister of Visitation and Church School Coordinator. Please see the full job postings online . Email your cover letter and resume to the church or send it via USPS to 292 E Market St, Akron, OH 44308.
Ordinations & Installations
Meet, Greet, Install: Nayiri Karjian
Saturday, April 7 ♦ 10AM
First Congregational UCC ♦ 47 Aurora St ♦ Hudson

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

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

Meet, Greet, Install: Nayiri Karjian
Sunday, April 22 ♦ 2PM
Pilgrim Christian Church ♦ 202 S Hambden St ♦ Chardon

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

Ordination of Molly Bolton
Sunday, 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.
April 8
301 N Main St ♦ Orrville

Meet, Greet, Install for Nayiri Karjian
516 N Wooster Ave ♦ Strasburg

April 15
Installation of Erica Brown
Howland Community Church
198 Niles Cortland Rd SE ♦ Warren

April 22
202 S Hambden St ♦ Chardon

Meet, Greet, Install for Nayiri Karjian
202 S Hambden St ♦ Chardon

April 29
3129 Market Ave N ♦ Canton
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.