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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Save the Date! 2022 Association Annual Meeting

Saturday, November 12, 9am-1pm

First Congregational Church of Hudson

Association Office Summer Hours

Registration Open!

Little Cuyahoga Compassion Camp

Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22

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Association Online Check-in Summer Hiatus

The online check-in is now on summer hiatus and will return in the fall. If you would like to have a conversation with Rev. Nayiri, please contact the Association office.


Employment Opportunities

Office Manager, Avon Lake UCC

25-hour-per-week position (flexible hours). The primary responsibilities are to manage the day-to-day activities of the office and act as the initial point of contact for the church office and staff.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Rev. Kelly Brill ( The Personnel Committee will begin interviewing qualified candidates soon. The full job description is available here:

Interim Chaplain - United Church Homes, Canal Fulton

United Church Homes’ Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton is seeking a part-time interim chaplain beginning at the end of June. This Life Plan community offers services for older adults across the spectrum of care and appreciates and depends on the leadership of their chaplain. A weekly worship service, support for on-going small group engagement and pastoral care are the primary needs for the community until a full-time called chaplain is in place. Please contact Rev. Beth Long-Higgins for more information ( 

Pastor for Youth + Mission, UCC Congregational of Medina

Hours and Salary: Full time with salary and benefits based on education and experience.


Summary: The Pastor for Youth + Mission will have primary responsibility and oversight for the ministries with High School youth and young adults, engaging them in fellowship, worship, mission and faith exploration. The position will also engage the whole congregation in mission and justice ministries. The job description and our local church profile is posted on and you can view it here.

Music Director/Pianist (PT), Clague Road UCC, North Olmsted

Hiring a part-time Music Director, CRUCC is a family style congregation that enjoys a variety of music styles, works to coordinate music, art, faith formation into Sunday worship and the life of the church for adults, children, and youth. Responsibilities include planning services with the minister and worship team leader, directing and accompanying chancel choir, bell choir, hymns, and other music throughout the services.

Aside from Sundays, special holiday services occur throughout the year. The position offers flexibility without a set schedule. A general weekly time commitment necessary to meet expectations will be discussed during interviews.

More information and the application process can be discussed with the Search Committee. Please leave a message with the church office at 440-734-1040.

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Christian Education Director,

Community of Faith UCC, Elyria

Hours and Salary: 10 hours a week, $18,000 annually


The Christian Education Director will provide leadership and guidance for the church's faith formation program. This will be accomplished through the design and delivery of engaging programming for the youth and young people of the church, and by providing opportunities for faith formation for people of all ages. Some responsibilities include planning and leading Sunday school, overseeing Sunday school volunteers, working alongside the pastor to include the youth in worship, and planning youth activities and events. Please send your resume and any questions to

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Music Director/Pianist (PT),

Congregational UCC, Canton

Congregational UCC in Canton is hiring a part-time Music Director/Pianist. CUCC is a friendly, fun, and progressive congregation that values a variety of music styles and works to coordinate music, art, faith formation, and more into Sunday worship and the life of the church. Responsibilities include planning services together with the pastor, directing choirs and other music groups, and generally enhancing our worship with meaningful, spiritual musical selections and expressions.

Aside from Sundays, special holiday services, and occasional meetings, the position offers a great deal of flexibility without a set schedule. A general weekly time commitment necessary to fulfill the duties of the position will be discussed with the chosen candidate.

More information and application information can be found with this link.

Facilities Manager, Bethany UCC, Cuyahoga Falls

Summary:  Coordinate building/grounds usage by church groups and tenants, including scheduling, building usage agreements, keys, payment, and light room set up. Work with the Property Committee to schedule long-term maintenance, inspections and respond to emergency maintenance. 

Skilled in: Working with the public

                    Understanding basic building maintenance issues

                    Microsoft Office and Excel (for building use contracts and tracking information)

                    Google Calendar (for keeping the master calendar)

Physical Ability: Need to be able to lift up to 25 lbs; set up and take down tables

Working Hours: 8-10 hr per week on site; flexible schedule to meet needs of building use

Salary: $ 8320 per year with vacation time per Staff Policy Handbook.

To Apply: Send resume to Rev. Kim Cran –

Musician, St. Paul's Community Church UCC (Cleveland)

St. Paul’s Community Church UCC is seeking a musician with skills in piano and voice to lead worship on Sundays. St. Paul’s is a progressive urban church in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland. Worship is a mix of traditional and contemporary and other styles, and we are seeking a musician with knowledge and interest in diverse musical styles and traditions. Responsibilities would include choosing the music for Sunday in coordination with the Pastor and other musicians, leading a rehearsal once a week, and coordinating with other musicians to provide music for our regular weekly services and occasional special services. Please send resume or any questions to Rev. Emily Culp Ashby at

Youth and Children's Director, The Bath Church

Seeking a dynamic, forward thinking, passionate, creative Youth Director!

The Bath Church, United Church of Christ in Bath, OH is seeking a half-time Youth Director dedicated to sustaining, growing, and nurturing the fellowship of the #BUCCSquad! The Bath Church youth program includes youth from 7th to 12th grade from multiple school districts.

We are looking for someone who can both re-vitalize what has already been created AND bring fresh perspective and creativity to serve the changing needs and lives of the youth today. We are looking for someone passionate about creating a space that extends God’s love and centers that in the life of our youth while helping them form bonds that will last beyond their youth.

Sound like you? Check out the details below, and then send us a profile with a cover letter. Show what you’ve done, but most importantly, tell us about who you are, and what makes you excited about this position. Please, also let us know when you would be available to start the position should you be hired.

Here’s a little more about the position.

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Welcome to:

Rev. Brian Burke, who began interim ministry at Christ UCC in Orrville on June 1

Blessings to:

Faith UCC in Richmond Heights, who has begun worshiping with Lyndhurst Presbyterian Church with the intent to merge their congregations

Amistad Chapel, who is nesting at St. Paul’s Community Church in Cleveland  

Laminator Available

Bethany UCC in Cuyahoga Falls has an office laminator for donation to another congregation or sale to an individual, $50 OBO. We can deliver within 60 miles - contact Rebecca Wachovec at with interest and to make arrangements.

Mama Bears Screening

Friday, June 10, 7pm

Christ United Church hosts the 2022 documentary Mama Bears on Friday, June 10 at 7:00 PM in Friendship Hall at Christ United Church, 23114 West Rd., Olmsted Falls, OH 44138. No admission charge and all are welcome! This film follows a few of the 8,000 dedicated moms called “mama bar” in various places in the US who have connected at a complicated juncture to create a network of love and conviction. Check out the flyer below and the film website here. Questions? Call the church office at 440.234.0150

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Open Doors — A Community of Faith

Co-hosted by West Park UCC and Church of the Redeemer UCC

Open Doors, a new ministry for, by, and to the LGBTQIA+ community of Northeast Ohio, has its initial meeting Saturday, June 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. A ministry of Church of the Redeemer United Church of Christ in Westlake and West Park United Church of Christ in Cleveland, Open Doors will meet at West Park UCC, 3909 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland.

The Church has caused harm to LGBTQIA+ people for centuries, failing to reflect God's love for all. Open Doors is here to remind us that we, too, are God's beloved. From music to Christian education, from preaching to fellowship, our time together will focus on issues of faith that are relevant and important to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Join us June 11! Questions? Email Learn more at

Hunger Crop Walk

Sunday, June 12, 1:30pm

The annual Hunger CROP WALK sponsored by the Mutual Ministry Group in Parma, Ohio will be taking place at the Zielinski Splash Pad (across from the Shoppes at Parma on Ridgewood Drive, Parma, Ohio) June 12, 2022 at 1:30 PM. Money's donated will fund Cafe 87, a food ministry in the Cleveland Slavic Village as well as Ukraine needs and others around the globe. Hope you are able to join us in person or virtually.  Check out the flyer for more information.

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Streaming/Online Worship

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Save the Date! 2022 Interim Ministry Training

Sunday, October 9, 6pm – Thursday, October 13, 12pm

Heartland Conference Annual Gathering

... in the WIDER CHURCH

Pray with Honduras, June 12, 2022 - Global Ministries

Lectionary Selection: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Prayers for Honduras Hear the cries for help from the people of Honduras, still in "temporary" inadequate shelters after the devastation of Hurricanes Eta and Iota a year and a half ago, and profoundly affected ... Read more

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Akron Interfaith Advocates against the

Death Penalty present

A Panel on the Flaws of Ohio's Death Penalty

Tuesday, June 21, 7pm

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Seeking Volunteers and Donations:

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Are you looking for a way to help individuals in your community? Consider becoming a Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer. Volunteers are needed to serve patients at the Hospice Houses, in their own homes, and area nursing homes/assisted living facilities. There are also many virtual and face-to-face opportunities at the newly reopened Medina Inpatient Unit and at Life’s Treasures Thrift Shop. Other opportunities include Veterans Serving Veterans, Attorney, Notary and Licensed Hairdresser. Virtual training series are held every month for new volunteers. Prospective volunteers may register for training once prerequisites are met. For more information, contact us at 216-255-9090 or fill out an online application at

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Hospice of the Western Reserve holds Warehouse Sales throughout the year. We are looking for additional items to be donated for our next sale. Items needed include furniture, housewares, domestics, collectables, framed artwork, seasonal items, and fine & costume jewelry. Items are accepted up until two weeks before a sale. The sales are held at Hospice of the Western Reserve Headquarters, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44110. Proceeds support patients and families of Hospice of the Western Reserve. For more information on making a donation, please contact us at 216-255-9090. And mark September 17-18, 2022 on your calendars if you would like to attend the next sale.

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Help for Ukraine

In addition to our prayers, there are more ways to aid the people of Ukraine. Gifts made to UCC Ukraine Relief Fund will provide shelter, food, and other care to war refugees and internally displaced people. Donate online with the link below or designate a check for Ukraine Relief and mail to United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 71957 Cleveland, OH 44194. Gifts made to Sharing America's Resources Abroad (S.A.R.A) provide food, clothing and sanitary items for refugees fleeing to Hungary. Donate online with the link below or designate a check for Ukraine Emergency Fund and mail to SARA, c/o Heartland Conference UCC, P.O. Box 1230

Worthington, OH 43085.

Please know that your gifts of any size make a difference in this critical time.

Donate to S.A.R.A.
Donate to UCC Global H.O.P.E.

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Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Don Hill

Financial Development Consultant

Michael Howard

Minister of Faith in Action

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