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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 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.
Streaming/Online Worship
Employment Opportunity the WIDER CHURCH
UCC Webinar--Mark Charles Assessses the Biden Administration from an Indigenous Christian Perspective
The environmental movement has widely lauded the actions taken by the Biden administration in addressing the climate crisis through early appointments and executive orders. Yet, there is a larger context to consider as indigenous leaders continue fights against pipelines and Syria is bombed. In this webinar, Mark Charles will provide an indigenous Christian perspective on the presidency. Charles is the co-author of the book, "Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery." In 2020, as independent candidate, Charles made a historic run for the presidency as a dual citizen of the United States and the Navajo Nation. Register now for this webinar on Wednesday, March 11th at 1 pm ET. Even if you can’t make it, still sign-up, and you will be sent a recording afterward.
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.
Anti-Racism Network Book Discussion
You’re invited to join members of the Heartland Conference’s Anti-Racism Network in a group reading of Austin Channing Brown’s Book entitled I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Meeting Dates are Thursdays 3/11 Chapter 1-Interlude: Why I Love Being a Black Girl. 3/18 Chapter 6-Interlude: How to Survive Racism in an Organization that Claim to be Anti-Racist. 3/25 Chapters 10-14 "Standing in the Shadow of Hope". Please Register at For more information contact Matthew Hogue-Smith at
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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