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The Golden Rule
...we have resources for you!
Go to the website under Resources to access church directories, the pulpit supply list, sample call agreement, clergy compensation guidelines and much more. You can even update church and clergy contact information from this page. Doesn't get much easier than that!
Rev. Loren McGrail, UCC minister, theologian, poet, and artist, has returned from five years in Israel/Palestine. Here are the locations where she will speak in our association next week:

  • Monday, August 27, 1PM at Chapel Hill (12200 Strausser St NW, Canal Fulton)
  • Tuesday, August 28, 12:30PM at Sheraton (1989 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls)
  • Wednesday, August 29, 12PM at Laziza (195 E Erie St, Kent)
  • Wednesday, August 29, 7PM at Unitarian-Universalist (2728 Lancashire Rd, Cleveland Heights)
For this month's Creation Justice Webinar, four panelists will discuss what faith communities need to know about "carbon pricing", policies that seek to establish a cost for carbon pollution. There are a range of mechanisms for doing this and strongly felt assessments for each.

The Northeast Ohio School of Ministry (NEOSOM) is offering three classes for the fall term:
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • UCC History & Polity
  • Evangelism
You don't have to be a student in the program to take classes. Some classes are available for audit.

Planned by women from the Ohio Conference, Lantern Fellowship is a time when women of all generations come together to enjoy faith, fun, and fellowship in the peaceful beauty of wooded hills and trails where the spirit can find renewal. Lantern Fellowship is September 21-23 at Templed Hills. The keynote speaker for the weekend is Rev. Carolyn J. Mann and she will lead a creative journey on the topic Three Great Loves: A Just World for All. A special offering will be taken in memory of Jeff Thompson.

The Culture of Peace Prophetic Witness Team invites you to Reconciling Faith and Politics on Saturday, October 6, 9AM-12PM at Bethany UCC (1235 Broad Blvd, Cuyahoga Falls).

How do we live with the tension between faith and politics?
How do we talk about it without offending and hurting one another?

Additional details soon.
Prayer Notes invite us to think of one another, to take time to lift up to God our congregations, and to engage with one another in prayer, thanksgiving and supplication. You are invited to send us prayer requests for your church and we'll be glad to include them in this newsletter.

Middleburg Heights Community UCC seeks a part-time (18 hours per week) Coordinator of Youth Ministries to develop ministry with middle and high school youth, encouraging them to develop the spiritual and personal resources necessary for a lifelong faith journey, to guide them in deepening a loving relationship with God, self, and others, and to nurture a commitment to service as taught by Jesus as he cared for those in need. To apply please email a resume and cover letter no later than September 7.

Installation of Joanna D'Agostino
Saturday, September 8 ♦ 11AM
1375 W Clifton Blvd ♦ Lakewood

Installation of Amy Gopp
Sunday, September 8 ♦ 3PM
1400 E Main St ♦ Kent
Associations Ministers' Schedules
Here's where your Associations Ministers will be the next few Sundays.
September 9
11984 Caves Rd ♦ Chersterland

1400 E Main St ♦ Kent

September 16
10723 Magnolia Dr ♦ Cleveland
August 26

September 2

September 9
First Congregational UCC
140 S Main St ♦ Wellington
Your Associations' Staff
Nayiri Karjian
Associations General Minister

Gary Halstead
Interim 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
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