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From the Association General Minister
Generosity and Stewardship Festival -- Online!
Association Sunday
Association Sunday of Service
Association Summer Read
Anti Racism Resource Page
Weekly Online Check In
Weekly Online Check In
Authorized Ministers gather Tuesdays at 10 am.
NEOSOM Offerings
Think you know the UCC? Think again!  The History and Polity of the United Church of Christ is offered every fall in NEOSOM (Northeast Ohio School of Ministry), our Association’s education program, and it returns this fall to help all of us who love the UCC learn more about our roots, our theology, and how we get the job of being church done. Five Saturdays in October and November from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., concluding at the Annual Meeting of the Association. Watch this space or contact Gene McAfee, dean of NEOSOM, for more information ( ). our CONGREGATIONS
The Cross and the Lynching Tree Book Discussion
Author James H. Cone wrote: “I offer my reflections because I believe that the cross placed alongside the lynching tree can help us to see Jesus in America in a new light, and thereby empower people who claim to follow him to take a stand against white supremacy and every kind of injustice.” Join members and friends of First Church, Akron, and guest facilitator Bishop John Selders, Organizing Pastor of Amistad United Church of Christ and Assistant Dean of Students, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, on Wednesdays in August at 7pm on zoom. Please pre-register at . Copies can be sourced from your favorite bookseller.
Masks for All at St. John Dover
Plasma Drive
Employment Opportunities
Trinity UCC in Wadsworth is looking for a part-time janitor for 5 days /20 hours per week. Duties will include cleaning and sanitizing the building on a daily basis and light maintenance duties as needed. Please click the title above for the job description. Anyone interested should email a resume to .
Suffield United Church of Christ - Part-Time Administrative Assistant
Suffield United Church of Christ is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to help run the church office. This position requires someone who is dependable, professional, and detail oriented; with strong computer skills, including database knowledge; good people skills, a strong work ethic, and a professional phone manner. Regular tasks include formatting and printing a weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter, inputting database information, coordinating church calendar and facility use, answering emails and phone calls, creating promotional materials for special events, and other duties as needed. Social media skills are ideal. Contact Rev. Karin Wright ( , 440-552-8447) for more details.
Streaming/Online Worship the WIDER CHURCH
UCC Webinar on The Green New Deal and Reparations
When it comes to justice-oriented policy proposals that seek to fundamentally transform our society, the Green New Deal and reparations currently rise to the top. Yet, often they are discussed separately, despite clear and compelling connections. The Green New Deal Resolution proposed in Congress sought "to promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression." At the same time, the demand for reparations compels our society to address the historic injustices of systemic racism, including environmental racism. To explore such connections and how faith communities can work to advance just policies, this webinar will feature three panelists: Congresswoman Barbara Lee, ’s North America Director Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, and the UCC’s Economic Justice Minister Sekinah Hamlin.  Register now!
UCC Weekly Webinars
Upcoming Events
Generosity and Stewardship Festival
Can Money Be Sacred
Speaker: Michael Piazza
Saturday, August 22, 2020 | Zoom
Healthy Practices for Ministry for Authorized Ministers
Digital Church
Speaker: Cameron Timble
Thursday, October 1, 2020 9 am - 2 pm | Zoom
Association Annual Meeting
The Church as a Spiritual Community
Speaker: Bishop Yvette Flunder
Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Details Soon
Association Ministers
Association 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

Don Hill
Financial Development Consultant

Gene McAfee
Dean of Northeast Ohio School of Ministry

Cheryl Lindsay
Communication and Website Consultant
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