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From the Association General Minister
Open Invitation to Zoom Open Houses with Association Staff
Week of March 29, 2020
Worship Practicum for Holy Week for Authorized Ministers
Authorized Ministers are invited to a special Worship Practicum to discuss ways to observe Holy Week in virtual formats. We will review resources that are already available as well as creatively consider new ideas and opportunities. No registration is required. Join the conversation.
Can Money Be Sacred?
Generosity and Stewardship Festival

Participants are encouraged to reflect on the question: what are the gifts and strengths of your congregation?

Please bring an object that symbolizes and represents one gift your congregation offers the world.
Community Engagement: The Akron Resilience Project our CONGREGATIONS
Living Water Association Churches with Streaming Worship
Amistad Chapel – Zoom – info on their Facebook page -
Archwood UCC – Zoom – info on FB -
Avon Lake UCC – Facebook Live -
Bainbridge Community UCC – YouTube – info on FB -
Bethany UCC, Cuyahoga Falls – Zoom – info on FB -
Bethel UCC, Beloit – Facebook Live – Info at
Brecksville UCC – Virtual Worship iL nfo at
Brownhelm UCC – YouTube – info on FB -
Christ United Church, Olmsted Falls – Facebook Live -
Church in Silver Lake – YouTube and Facebook – info at
Church of the Redeemer, Westlak e – Zoom – info on FB -
Columbia UCC, Barberton – Facebook Live -
Community Church of Chesterland – YouTube – info at
Community Congregational UCC, Amhers t – Zoom – info at
Congregational UCC, Canton – Facebook Live and YouTube – info at
Dover Congregational UCC, Westlake – check FB page -
Emmanuel UCC, Doylestown – check Facebook -
Emmanuel UCC, Valley City – Facebook -
Fairlawn West UCC – Facebook -
The Federated Church, Chagrin Falls - YouTube -
First Church Congregational UCC, Painesville – Facebook Live -
First Church in Oberlin – Facebook Live -
First Congregational Church of Akron
First Congregational Church of Hudso n -
First Congregational, North Ridgeville – info on FB -
First Congregational Church of Claridon – YouTube – info on FB -
First Congregational UCC, Elyria – Facebook Live -
Fairport Harbor Congregational Church – Facebook Live -
First Congregational UCC, Jefferson – Info on FB -
First Congregational Church UCC, Rootstown – Facebook Live -
First Congregational Church of Twinsburg – Facebook -
First Congregational UCC, Wellington – Facebook Live -
First UCC, New Philadelphia – Facebook Live -
First United Church of Christ, Sugarcreek – Facebook Live -
Grace UCC, Uniontown – Facebook Live -
Imani UCC – Facebook Live –
Lakewood Congregational Church – Facebook -
Mount Zion Congregational Church, Cleveland – Facebook Live -
Old South UCC, Kirtland – Facebook Live -
Olmsted Community Church – YouTube – info on FB -
Paradise UCC, Louisville – Livestream from church website -
Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Cleveland – YouTube – info on FB page -
Plymouth Church UCC, Shaker Heights – Facebook -
Richville UCC – Facebook Live -
Ridge Road UCC, Parma – Facebook Live -
Shaker Heights Community Church – Facebook Live -
South Euclid UCC, Cleveland – Facebook Live and Youtube -
South Haven UCC, Bedford – Facebook Live -
St. John’s UCC, Dover – church website -
St. John’s UCC, Massillon – Facebook Live -
St. John’s UCC, Powhattan Point – Facebook Live -
St. John’s Church, Walnut Creek – Facebook -
St. Peter of Seven Hills – Facebook Live -
Trinity UCC, Canal Fulton – You Tube -
Trinity UCC, Wadsworth – You Tube -
Trinity UCC, Wooster – You Tube -
UCC Congregational, Medina – Facebook Live -
Union Community UCC, Painesville – Facebook Live -
United Church of Christ, Kent – You Tube -
United Church of Christ, Richfield – You Tube -
United Church of Christ, Strongsville – You Tube -
United Church of Christ, Suffield – Zoom – info on FB page -
West Park UCC, Cleveland – Facebook Live -
Zion UCC in Tremont, Cleveland – Facebook Live - the WIDER CHURCH
Heart to Heart Video Message and Zoom Links
Two Faith Formation Zoom Calls will be offered this week to share ideas and resources and offer support:

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 10 am - This call may be accessed by clicking on this link:

Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 7 pm - This call may be accessed by clicking on this link:

Please visit the webpage below for additional resources:
Generosity in Time of Transition (Updated)
FALL Lantern Fellowship Retreat
Due to COVID-19, the Spring Lantern Fellowship will be postponed and transformed into Fall Lantern Fellowship.  

Fall Lantern Fellowship will be held Friday, September 18, 2020, to Sunday, September 20,2020, at  Templed  Hills Camp .
  The Wisdom of Martha and Mary with Rev. Wendy Schindler-Chasney

Registration is open and will remain open until September 4, 2020. Online registration is strongly encouraged.

Email  or leave a voicemail at 740-481-1956, if you have any questions, and please be sure to share this brochure with family, friends, and ladies in your church congregation! 
Upcoming Events
Generosity and Stewardship Festival
Can Money Be Sacred
Speaker: Michael Piazza
Saturday, June 6, 2020 | 9 am - 3 pm New date!
Kent United Church of Christ
1400 E. Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
Association Ministers' Schedules
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
If you'd like to share information about an upcoming or past event sponsored or co-sponsored by a church in our Association, please send your article of 100 words or less in a paragraph by Tuesday noon to .

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