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Thursday, April 4 2024

2024 Spring Vitality Festival • Sign up Today!

The registration process has been updated and looks different! Click the button below to sign up. It will take you to a page with all the details. From there:

  1. Click Register
  2. Choose the number of tickets you need by clicking the + icon - this should be the same as the number of people you're registering. Don't forget to include yourself!
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  4. Enter your contact information, and then the information of everyone else if you are signing up for multiple people
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Since this is a free event, you will NOT be asked to enter any credit card information!

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SPIRE Center Spring 2024 Learning Opportunities

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Faith in Action Grants • Apply Today!

Faith in Action Grants
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Deadline May 1 2024
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Local Church Jobs & Announcements

Looking for a job? Here are the opportunities and other announcements in our churches!


Director of Music & the Arts, Community Church of Chesterland

Organist & Director of Music & the Arts, Plymouth Church UCC, Shaker Heights

Office & Communications Administrator, Plymouth Church, Shaker Heights

Director of Christian Education (PT), St. John's UCC, Dover

Children and Youth Ministry Director (PT), Trinity UCC, Wadsworth

Clinical Chaplain, Cleveland Clinic (various sites)

Sexton, Plymouth Church, Shaker Heights

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Living Water Association Pulpit Supply List

Need someone to fill in on a Sunday? Check out the pulpit supply list! Recommended compensation: $200 for one service (minimum $150); $250 for two services; mileage at $0.67 or current IRS rate.

Pulpit Supply List

Farewell to:

Mary Ann Jopperi, who's ministry at Christ Church at Myers in Massillon ends on April 7

At The Bath Church

A most fascinating and unique program is planned for Sunday, April 14 at 4:00 in the Sanctuary of The Bath Church UCC (3980 West Bath Road, Akron; 330-666-3520).  Dan Shiller, a world percussionist from Austintown, Ohio will present a program woven around Anansi (a spider) who is the most popular character in West African folklore and is associated with wisdom, knowledge, and trickery.  Dan will be performing on the gyil, a pentatonic instrument from Ghana, and the steel pan from Trinidad; both of which contain imagery from spiders.  Free-will offering; handicap accessible.

At The Federated Church in Chagrin Falls

Making Our Actions Count: An Introduction to Strategic Nonviolent Organizing

With facilitator, Joe Worthy

Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Family Life Center

16349 Chillicothe Rd Chagrin Falls Ohio, 44023

Join a multi-generational workshop equipping individuals & groups with leadership skills for nonviolent community organizing. In this day-long training, learners will get an introduction to strategic nonviolent action and how to increase the success of their climate justice advocacy and movement facilitated by Joe Worthy.

● Registration $25 for lunch & day-long training

● Student rate $10

● Student scholarships available, email a statement to telling why this training matters to you.

Sign up with this link

At Pilgrim Congregational in Cleveland

Streaming/Online Worship

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Learn more and sign up for the Regional Youth Event

Lantern Fellowship Retreat - Registration deadline extended to April 10!

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Registration is OPEN for all of our camp sessions!

We are offering a half week Pathfinders event for those who want to “try everything” and only commit to a half of week. If your camper is ready for the full week, we will be offering our weeklong sessions of Camp Out (LGBTQIA Focus), Music Mindfulness Art Dance Drama, and Sportscamp

Join us for Grands and Family Camp! We are offering 3 sessions this summer! Another new opportunity is “All Ages Family camp”.  If you have grandchildren that have aged out of Grands and Family or younger children/grandchildren, we now have a session that everyone can come to. We hope to see many of our families return. 

Adults 21 and over can join us for our new adult camp, Seek and Sip.

Learn More and Register for Camp Sessions

AmeriCorps Opportunity

... in the WIDER CHURCH

UCC Webinar — Earth Sunday Resource: Addressing the Plastics Crisis


Everywhere we look in our society we find plastic. It surrounds our food, it makes up our technology, and it is a standard element in our household items. Unfortunately, it is also overflowing from our landfills, floating in our waters, and polluting our soil. More and more, we can even find it in our own bodies and those of other living creatures. In preparation for Earth Sunday, a new resource has been produced to help congregations think more deeply about the ways that plastics impact our lives and God's creation. The title of this new resource is "Plastic Jesus: Real Faith in a Synthetic World." Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, April 10th at 1 pm ET as we hear from Derrick Weston, the lead author of the resource. Register now!

For Children and Youth

UCC Climate Hope Art Contest

To give our children and youth a voice this election season, while also reminding adults of their responsibility for the next generation, the UCC is conducting a Vote for Climate Hope Art Contest. From now until April 16th, art submissions will be accepted. Participating churches should register now to receive important information and updates.

Pray with Lesotho, April 7, 2024 - Global Ministries

Lectionary Selection: John 20:19-31 Prayers for Lesotho Almighty Father, we humbly approach you, burdened for Lesotho as it marks its 200th anniversary. In the halls of parliament, where destinies are shaped, we implore your transformative touch. Guide leaders with a selfless ... Read more

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Continuing Education Opportunities

Click on the logos below for information and registration details for upcoming continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities provided by our partner schools and centers of learning!

UCC Webinars


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Association Staff

Rev. Nayiri Karjian

Association General Minister

Machelle Miller

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Rev. Mike Bone

SPIRE Center Support

Rev. Michael Howard

Minister of Faith in Action

Kellie Ramirez

Information Management and Media:

Search and Call Secretary

Committee on Ministry Registrar

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