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From the Association General Minister
Resources for Worship
Weekly Online Check In
Anti Racism Resource Page
LW Technology Grant Opportunity
Spring Vitality Festival: Belonging, Building, Becoming
Good Friday Worship Service
Faith in Action Grants
NEOSOM Spring 2021 Course Offerings
Healthy Practices for Ministry: Hybrid Church our CONGREGATIONS
First Congregational Church of Akron Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop
First Congregational Church of Akron will be hosting a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop on March 27, 2021, 10am-12pm. Suicide is still stigmatized and not openly discussed, but it is a reality that affects many. In an effort to help with the knowledge and skills necessary to intervene with those at risk for suicide, we invite you to join hosts Rev. Antigoné Pearson, who serves as Associate Minister at First Church of Akron and is also a US Army Reserve Chaplain, and Rev. Andrew Courtney, who has served multiple parishes, and now serves as an Ohio Army National Guard Chaplain.
Amistad Chapel Offers Across the Oceans
Amistad Chapel United Church of Christ invites you to unite with siblings in the Philippines on Saturday morning, March 27 at 8:00-9:30am EST. This is an amazing time to meet people from Dumaguete, learn from their experiences and to share love and gratitude. Dr. Ben S. Malayang III is the former President of Silliman University and a recognized authority on environmental management and international development. Dr. Malayang will offer a 20 minute presentation, followed by a break-out conversation amongst the participants: students, pastors and interested laity from the US and the Philippines. It is a rich time to engage in heartfelt conversation across the oceans. Feel free to contact Rev. Janet Ross for more information. 
Streaming/Online Worship
Employment Opportunities the WIDER CHURCH
Spring Lantern Fellowship Women's Retreat
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UCC Environmental Justice Candidate Forum: 11th District of Ohio Congressional Race
Cleveland has some of the highest lead poisoning rates for children in the country. Northeast Ohio is home to four of the nation's top 100 super-polluters. A history of environmental racism and economic inequality has long plagued the region. At the same time, there are opportunities to be gained or lost as our nation transitions away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. These are all issues that can be addressed by members of Congress. Learn what those running for Ohio's 11th Congressional District have to say in this environmental justice candidate forum co-hosted by the UCC’s Environmental Justice Ministries. Sign-up to attend this virtual event on Wednesday, April 21st at 3 pm!
Global Ministries VBS Curricula and Resources Available
Global Ministries VBS and Children’s resources are available for use in your congregation.

Whether you are planning a virtual, in-person, or hybrid Vacation Bible School or summer series for children and youth, consider using one of the Global Ministries curricula or resources!
Global Ministries resources are a great way to engage children and youth on God’s global mission and to learn more about church partners and their ministries around the world. Each curriculum or resource includes ideas for ways to engage children and youth in God’s global mission today - such as activities and games, music, learning how to cook favorite dishes from around the world, and giving opportunities for current projects of global partners. To browse a list of several current projects supporting children and youth around the world, find them here.

Find all of the Global Ministries curricula and resources for children and youth, here
UCC Webinar--What's Fair? The U.S. and Responsibility for the Climate Crisis
Historically, the United States has released more global warming pollution than any other country, and it remains the world's second highest emitter. With its immense wealth and power, what are the moral obligations of the U.S. in confronting the climate crisis? In short, what's fair? Three leaders in the effort to address this question will present in this webinar: Sivan Kartha from the Stockholm Environment Institute, Jean Su from the Center for Biological Diversity, and Susannah Tuttle from North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light. Even if you can't make the webinar’s scheduled time on Wednesday, April 14th, at 1 pm ET, still sign-up, and we will send you a recording of it. Sign-up now for the webinar!
Islam Since World War II
Heartland Conference Summer Camp Registration is open!
Find the camp session you are interested in and click on it to learn more and to register. 

Please remember that minor children must be registered for camp by their custodial/legal parent.
Volunteers are needed for camp, too! Volunteer application forms can also be found on the event calendar.
If you’d like more information before registering, please attend one of our parent information sessions. You will find them on the calendar of events on the link below.
UCC Weekly Webinars
Upcoming Events
Association Ministers
Association Staff
Nayiri Karjian
Associations General Minister

Michael Howard
Minister of Faith in Action

Kellie Ramirez
Information Management and Media

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 Consultant
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