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The Association Council invites you to the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Ohio and Western Reserve Associations on Saturday, November 3, 8:30AM, at First Congregational UCC (47 Aurora St, Hudson). Be part of the celebration as we worship together and give thanks to God as we make decisions for the years to come and as we continue seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit for our life together and strive to walk in Jesus' footsteps.

Inspirational author and columnist, Regina Brett, will speak on The Blessedness of Faith in Our Messy World October 13 at 9AM at Dover Congregational UCC (2239 Dover Center Rd, Westlake). The cost is $25. After the presentation there will be a question and answer time followed by lunch. Sponsored by the Westside United Church of Christ Theological Forum. Participating churches are Avon Lake UCC, Dover Congregational UCC, First Church in Oberlin, and Pilgrim Congregational UCC. To register, call the Dover Congregational UCC office at 440-871-1050.

Strongsville UCC (13740 Pearl Rd, Strongsville) will have an organ festival at 3PM October 14 at the church to celebrate the end of a nearly nine-year project to restore the church's organ. Several guest organists from Greater Cleveland will play. The event will be followed by a reception featuring wine, cheese and a cake. A free will offering will go to the organ fund.
Is your congregation at a threshold moment that could take it from surviving to thriving? This training could help you lead that transition. Ever thought of Interim Ministry as a calling? The Interim Ministry Working Group is holding the Fall 2018 training November 13-15 at Camp Christian in Marysville, OH. If you've ever thought you might be interested in Interim Ministry, you are invited to consider this training offered to all UCC and DoC clergy in Ohio. It will help you with your discernment and prepare you for that ministry.

Part-time Church Office Manager/Secretary needed at Emanuel UCC in Doylestown. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-1PM. The successful candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office including Publisher, capable of maintaining church database software and the church calendar. Duties also include filing, phone duties, and generally keeping the office running efficiently. Courtesy and confidentiality a must. To receive an application for employment, call 330-658-2301.
The Parish Paper is a wonderful resource to which the Ohio Conference has subscribed on behalf of all Ohio UCC churches. Each issue stands alone as a topic of interest and importance to being a living and growing congregation. With the Conference subscription, we in local churches and the associations have permission from the copyright holder to use the material per copyright restrictions. Please distribute only in its unaltered entirety.

David Brumbaugh Installation
Sunday, November 18 ♦ 3PM
85 Heritage Dr ♦ Tallmadge
Coming Soon!
Be sure to mark your calendar.
Reconciling Faith and Politics
Saturday, October 6, 9AM-12PM
1235 Broad Blvd ♦ Cuyahoga Falls

Celebrating Abundance, Sowing Generosity
Saturday, October 13, 9AM-2:30PM
292 E Market St ♦ Akron
Opiates-What is a Church to Do?
Saturday, October 20, 10AM-3PM
2951 Kent Rd ♦ Silver Lake

EOA/WRA Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 3, 8:30AM-2PM
47 Aurora St ♦ Hudson
Associations Ministers' Schedules
Here's where your Associations Ministers will be the next few Sundays.
October 14
76 Bell St ♦ Chagrin Falls

October 21
217 E Liberty St ♦ Medina
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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