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May 23rd NCD E-News

  1. 1. The North Coast District - East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church 5246 Broadway Ave., Suite 300 Cleveland, OH 44127 Phone: 216.441.4527 Fax: 216.441.4590 Website: Email: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rev. Orlando Chaffee, District Superintendent Rev. Dr. V. Yvonne Conner, District Associate District News: The North Coast District would like to extend a congratulations to those in our district who will be commissioned or ordained at East Ohio Annual Conference. Below is information on when the services will be taking place at Lakeside and who will be commissioned or ordained. Recognition of Retiring Clergy and Commissioning for Provisionary Members in Hoover Auditorium will take place at 7:30 p.m. on June 13th at Lakeside. Clergy to be Commissioned at this Annual Conference (June 13, 2011): Rev. M. Elizabeth Nau (South-Euclid Hillcrest UMC) Service of Ordination in Hoover Auditorium will take place at 7:30 p.m. on June 14th at Lakeside. Clergy & Deacons to be Ordained at this Annual Conference (June 14, 2011): Rev. Linda McCowen – Permanent Deacon (North Coast District Parish Nurse) Rev. Paul Wilson (Cleveland: Pearl Road & Ridgewood UMC) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ From Wellness Ministries: May is Stroke awareness month. According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the No. 3 cause of death and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in America. Did you know that someone has a stroke about every 40 seconds and someone dies from a stroke about every 4 minutes? Call 911 immediately if you have any of the following signs of a stroke: © Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body © Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding © Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes © Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination © Sudden, severe headache with no known cause Be sure and tell the medics what time the symptoms started –time lost is brain cells lost. When in doubt, call 911.
  2. 2. UNITED METHODIST WOMEN PRESENT ANNUAL JUNE BREAKFAST Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. THEME: Blessing the Lord at All Times - Special Guest Speaker - The Reverend Wilma Roberson Donations: $10.00 adults and $4.00 children under 12 Windermere-Living Hope United Methodist Church 14035 Euclid Avenue , East Cleveland, Oh 44112 (216) 451-2500 – (216) 451-5216 fax - _____________________________________________________________________________________________ UNITED METHODIST MEN'S ANNUAL BREAKFAST - NORTH SHORE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Just outside gate of Lakeside COME! EAT! SING! GUEST SPEAKER JIM BOESCH - UNITED METHODIST MEN"S SPECIALIST Wednesday June 15, 2011 6:30 am - NEW LOWER Price $9.00 REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY - REGISTRATION MUST BE IN BY MAY 31 Please email for a registration form _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Christ U.M.C. Free Community Meal, the last Saturday of the month at 5:00 p.m. 3625 W. 138th Street, Cleveland, OH 44111 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Rockport United Methodist Church’s Free Summer Ice Cream Social Summer means ice cream! And we invite all United Methodists and their friends to join us in fellowship at our weekly summer ice cream socials. We gather every Thursday, June 2nd through Sept. 1st, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in our outdoor chapel for a free ice cream social. Join in the fun, enjoy delicious ice cream, and greet your fellow United Methodists. For more information call the church office at 440-331-9433. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry by Strengths Training Workshop – Garfield Memorial Church* Presenters: Chip Freed ( & Terry McHugh ( Ministry by Strengths is an 8-12 week small group study based on Gallup’s Strength finder 2.0 online assessment, and is designed to help unleash people for ministry as they discover more about how God has uniquely gifted them. Who It’s For: One-Day Training Events Offered at GMUMC for pastors, church staff, and laity. Dates: Friday, August 19, 2011 & Friday, May 18, 2012 Cost: $35 *See the attached information for more details on how to register.
  3. 3. Job Openings Education Director Brunswick United Methodist Church seeks a part-time (20 hrs. per week) Education Director who is energetic, enjoys working with children, youth and adults and is excellent at program planning. This person will play a very important role in the life of the Church and will be expected to inspire and nurture our children and youth while helping to develop small groups and the ongoing Christian Education Programs and Sunday School classes. This person will also participate in worship services with occasional preaching as desired. Qualified candidates will preferably have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or equivalent. Proven experience in facilitating small groups, and success in leading Christian education classes a must. Excellent communication skills and strong Christian values also a must. Please send your resume to P.O. Box 85 Brunswick, Ohio 44212 or email us at Please no phone calls. Director of Music at Aldersgate UMC Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Warrensville Heights, OH, is seeking a Director of Music. Will be responsible to plan, execute, and evaluate all musical components of 8:00am and 11:00am worship services. Directing the Chancel and Contemporary choirs and the Children/Youth music ministry. Education and experience in choral conducting with preference in religious setting. Keyboard skills- piano and/or organ. Candidates must be Christ-centered and Spirit-filled as well as having a contagious enthusiasm for worship. Salary is open to negotiation. Please send cover letter and resume to: Aldersgate UMC, Attn: Joanne Yarbrough, 4069 Eastwood Lane, Warrensville Heights, OH 44122; Choir Director at Independence UMC Independence UMC is accepting resumes for their Choir Director position. If you are creative, musical, and ready to dive into planning energetic worship, we're looking for you! Please see the attached job description for more details. Job Openings at The United Methodist Church of Berea: Contemporary Worship Leader The United Methodist Church of Berea is seeking a part-time staff member to help us develop and lead a new Sunday morning contemporary worship service geared especially toward young adults and families in our community. The Contemporary Worship Leader will have a solid personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, a strong background in music, passion for leading others in worship, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. This person will be the primary leader responsible for design and implementation of an excellent Sunday morning worship experience, including music, multi-media presentations, rehearsals, and technical coordination. Position is responsible to the Lead Pastor. Prior experience is required. Submit resumes to Full job description is available at Youth Ministry Leader The Youth Ministry Leader is a part-time staff member who is the leader of the church’s ministries with youth grades 6-12. The Youth Ministry Leader must have an authentic and growing personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, knowledge of the Bible and Christian faith with skills in teaching both, and should genuinely enjoy spending time in ministry with youth and their families. The Youth Ministry Leader must have a sense of mission and an overall vision for leading young people in Christian discipleship and growth in their faith in a safe environment conducive to fun, learning, and caring for others. Submit resumes to Full job description is available at
  4. 4. Westlake United Methodist Church is seeking a part time organist to begin August 1, 2011. The instrument is a three manual Schantz/Ellenberger. Weekly responsibilities include two Sunday services, Thursday evening rehearsal, holidays as directed, and first option on weddings and funerals. Salary is competitive based on education and experience. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For more information, visit or call 440-871-3088. Submit a letter of interest and résumé/CV via email or post to: Westlake United Methodist Church - Organist Search Committee 27650 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, Ohio 44145 Avon UMC is looking for a Christian Education and Youth Director - This is a 30 hour position. This position requires a minimum of an associate’s degree in Christian Education. Years of experience will also be considered. Some of the primary responsibilities of the Christian Education and Youth director are described as follows: Direct Christian Education programs for the church including: selection of Sunday School and Bible Study curriculum in partnership with the Education Committee; scheduling of volunteer teachers for all classrooms and regularly teaching classes as needed. Chair the Education Committee and work with the committee to organize seasonal events such as Vacation Bible School, Rally Day, Confirmation classes, and the Christmas and Easter Pageants. Write articles concerning Christian Education and Youth Programs for the monthly newsletter. Lead and inspire the youth of the church in their individual faith walks by conducting regular youth group meetings, regular Bible studies and other activities. Coordinate and participate in Youth mission trips and regular service projects. Coordinate and participate in fundraisers to support education and youth programs as needed. Manage the Christian Education and Youth program budget and keep necessary records of fundraising and expenses. Work with parents, the pastor, volunteers and youth to keep them informed of and involved in upcoming events. Send all inquiries and resumes to Avon UMC, POB 76, Avon, Ohio 44011 attn: SPR or email:, Subject: CE/Youth position Preschool Director/Administrator for Faith United Methodist Preschool. Faith Preschool has been working with children since 1972. Come and join our team. Bachelors in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field and meets the qualifications for administrator outlined in Section 5104.011 (B)(4) of the ORC and rule 5101:2-12-24 of the OAC. BCII, FBI report and Nonconviction Statement will be required. Apply to or mail to Pastor, Faith UMC, 2560 Post Road, Twinsburg OH 44087. Apply through mail or e-mail only, no phone calls to the church please. Is Contemporary Worship your passion? Rockport UMC in Rocky River is seeking an individual willing to work with a team in creating a new contemporary worship experience. Qualities should include relating well with youth and young families and be musically inclined. If you are passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ through contemporary worship, send your resume to St. Matthew United Methodist Church, located at 8601 Wade Park Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106 is seeking a Pianist/Organist/Accompanist. Interested persons may call the church office at 216 231-7622.