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...there are new mileage rates for 2019.
For 2019 the standard mileage rates for the use of a car are:
  • 58¢ per mile driven for business use
  • 20¢ per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
  • 14¢ per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
All churches should have received information, either by email or USPS, regarding the 2019 UCC Annual Reporting. You can also download it here. Please complete your online reporting by Wednesday, March 6. Be aware that the data you provide may not be included in the 2019 Yearbook if the deadline is missed. Please do not wait until the last minute. Anything can happen and make it impossible for you to enter your data before the deadline.

The Strongsville UCC church (13740 Pearl Rd, Strongsville) will have an all-you-can-eat swiss steak dinner open to the community on Saturday, January 19. Seatings are at 5 and 6:30PM. Cost is $14 for adults and $6 for kids 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under eat free. For reservations, call 216-598-6198. Proceeds from the dinner will be used for church activities. The church's Thrift Shop will also be open during the dinner.
According to Church Law & Tax in referring to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, "the IRS adopted a special rule - one it says should eliminate the possibility of a tax burden on the vast majority of churches and other tax-exempt organizations. But note: churches that reserve parking spaces for employees need to stop the practice by March 31, 2019 to avoid the potential of being taxed for those spaces."
Michael Bone Installation
10:15AM ♦ Sunday, February 3
301 N Main St ♦ Orrville

Adam Marquette Installation
3PM ♦ Sunday, February 10
215 High St ♦ Wadsworth
We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Rev. M. Kenneth Morris. Ken died Thursday, January 10.
Coming Soon!
Be sure to mark your calendar.
Faith Formation Forum
Ohio Conference UCC
Speaker: Lillian Daniel
February 27-28
Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place ♦ Columbus

Worship Festival with Marcia McFee
Saturday, April 6
Details Soon

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
Tuesday, August 27
Details Soon

Living Water Association Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 2
Details Soon
Association Ministers' Schedules
Here's where your Association Minister will be the next few Sundays.
January 20
St John's UCC
51705 German Ridge Rd ♦ Powhatan Point

January 27
3909 Blackburn Rd NW ♦ Canton

February 3
301 N Main St ♦ Orrville

February 10
Emmanuel UCC
1480 Eastwood Ave ♦ Akron

215 High St ♦ Wadsworth
Your Association's Staff
Nayiri Karjian
Associations General Minister

Sprite Johnson
Search & Call

Machelle Miller
Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Cheryl McGraw
Communications & Administration
Don Hill
Financial Development Consultant

Gene McAfee
Dean of Northeast Ohio School of Ministry

Committee on Ministry Registrar
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