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You are invited to attend a free interactive webinar on Tuesday, April 23 at 2PM to learn 25 ways under $25 to transform your church into a greener space. Sarah Paulos, speaker, has trained nearly 500 green teams at churches across the country to help them reduce their energy use as an act of faith.

The featured guest for this month's Creation Justice Webinar recently entered into the New York Times bestseller list. On Tuesday, April 30 at 1PM author adrienne maree brown will focus on the strategies and practices needed to build a vision-based, systemic-change-oriented movement. Brown will draw upon insights gained from years of working within organizations dedicated to environmental justice and black liberation.

Community clergy are often left out of discussions of elder justice, but may be the first individuals who become aware of elder abuse or exploitation in their faith communities. On Thursday, May 2 this educational offering will help "connect the dots" for the faith leaders that serve communities across Ohio.

Click to see page 2. Register online now.
Are you looking for some quality training for your youth ministry volunteers? You and your entire volunteer team are invited to attend the National Day of Volunteer Youth Ministry Training on Saturday, September 21 from 9:30-11:30AM. Check-in and coffee begins at 8:30AM. Stay for lunch at no extra cost and be on the road by 12:30PM. Imagine TED-Talk style training from eight of the leading voices in youth ministry today designed to fit any budget. Sign-up one volunteer or 100 for one low flat rate. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity! Register today! Rate goes up on April 22.

West Park United Church of Christ in Cleveland is seeking a person to operate the sound board and video displays on Sunday mornings. Training provided. Must pass background check. $25 per week. Please contact Pastor Jason at 216-671-7228.
Mindy Quellhorst Installation
3PM ♦ Sunday, April 28
990 State St ♦ Vermilion
Coming Soon!
Be sure to mark your calendar.
Northeast Ohio School of Ministry (NEOSOM) Open House
Thursday, June 13, 5-7PM
130 Broad Blvd ♦ Cuyahoga Falls

General Synod
United Church of Christ
June 21-25
Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave ♦ Milwaukee, WI
Anti Racism Forum
Ohio Conference
Speaker: Leonard Pitts
Friday, September 6
Details Soon

Living Water Association Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 2
Details Soon
Association Ministers' Schedules
Here's where your Association Ministers will be the next few Sundays.
April 28
First Congregational UCC
140 S Main St ♦ Wellington

990 State St ♦ Vermilion

May 5
St John's UCC
416 Leonard St ♦ South Amherst

Brownhelm Congregational
2144 N Ridge Rd ♦ Vermilion
May 5
2300 Cleveland Ave NW ♦ Canton

3129 Market Ave N ♦ Canton
Your Association's Staff
Nayiri Karjian
Associations General Minister

Michael Howard
Minister of Faith in Action

Dan Roland
Search & Call Coordinator

Committee on Ministry Registrar
Machelle Miller
Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Cheryl McGraw
Communications & Administration

Don Hill
Financial Development Consultant

Gene McAfee
Dean of Northeast Ohio School of Ministry
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