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GRANTS AVAILABLE
The Community Engagement Prophetic Witness Team has grants available to local congregations who are involved in their communities through mission work as they embody Christ to the larger community around them.

PRAYERS FOR MISSION TEAM
March 3-10, a group of 12 people from five churches in the Living Water Association will be in Puerto Rico to fix homes and repair roofs damaged last year by Hurricane Maria. Please pray for the success and safety of this team of missionaries. The five churches are from Jefferson, Austinburg, Kirtland, Hartsgrove and Madison.
CELTIC RUSH
First Congregational Church of Akron (292 E Market St, Akron) is honored to host Celtic Rush on Thursday, March 7 from 7-9PM. Celtic Rush is an Irish band with a twist. Performing with fiddles guitars, tin whistles, upright bass, mandolin, and Irish drum their repertoire includes Irish and Scottish jigs, hornpipes, reels, waltzes, and polkas. They have a sound that is fun and entertaining and gets people dancing! The concert series is offered to the public at no charge and requires no reservations. Call 330-253-5109 for more information.

SONNENBERG STATION
Sonnenberg Station, a men's chorus based in Kidron, will perform March 8 at 7PM at Fairlawn-West United Church of Christ (2095 W Market St, Akron). The audience can expect to hear songs from all singing traditions; from high church traditions to mountain spirituals, sea chanteys to big city gospel, folk songs and much more. The ensemble is directed by Tim Shue and accompanied by Tim Yoder. There is no admission fee, but a freewill offering will be accepted. Light refreshments will follow the performance. For more information, call the church at 330-864-2179.
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON CHOIR
The University of Akron Choir will perform at First Congregational Church of Akron (292 E Market St, Akron) Saturday, March 9 at 7:30PM. Featuring Grammy award-winning baritone Elijah Blaisdell and alumna soprano Lauren Corcoran, the UA Concert Choir will present Brahms' haunting four hand piano version of Eine Deutsches Requiem and Handel's rarely excerpted second part of the Messiah. This performance is offered to the public at no charge and requires no reservations. Call 330-253-5109 to learn more.

INSPIRED CONCERT SERIES
On Sunday, March 10 at 5PM, Olmsted Community Church (7852 Main St, Olmsted Falls) welcomes the Middleburg Heights Community United Church of Christ Handbell Choir. This group is under the direction of Jarred Sorauf, Music Director and Organist of the church, and combines ringers both young and old who have come together each week to work to make beautiful music with the handbells. A free will offering will be taken at the door. A dessert reception in Fellowship Hall will follow the concert.
GREEN VALUES & VOTING
Those who care about the environment tend to vote less than others by a sizable amount. This has enormous implications for the issues that elected officials choose to address and how they choose to address them. Fortunately, there are proven approaches to increasing voter turnout, and faith communities can play a leading role in encouraging more people to vote their values. This month's Creation Justice Webinar will feature "voting guru" Nathaniel Stinnett as he educates and equips us for this vital role.

LEADING THE CHURCH
Fairport Harbor Congregational Church (308 Third St, Fairport Harbor) invites you to Leading the Church in the 21st Century: Guiding Leadership and Growing Leaders on Saturday, March 23 from 9:30-11:30AM. The presenter is Nayiri Karjian, Living Water Association General Minister. There is no cost for this event, but RSVP is appreciated - so there are enough snacks.

Email RSVP to Tina Green or call 440-352-4505
ORDINATIONS & INSTALLATIONS
Mindy Quellhorst Installation
3PM ♦ Sunday, April 28
990 State St ♦ Vermilion
Coming Soon!
Be sure to mark your calendar.
Worship Festival with Marcia McFee
Saturday, April 6
32801 Electric Blvd ♦ Avon Lake

General Synod
United Church of Christ
June 21-25
Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave ♦ Milwaukee, WI
Anti Racism Forum
Ohio Conference
Speaker: Leonard Pitts
Friday, September 6
Details Soon

Living Water Association Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 2
Details Soon
Association Ministers' Schedules
Here's where your Association Minister will be the next few Sundays.
March 10
10:30AM
9050 Church St ♦ Twinsburg

March 24
10:30AM
990 State St ♦ Vermilion

March 31
9:30AM
United Church of Christ
142 E 5th St ♦ Zoar
Your Association's Staff
Nayiri Karjian
Associations General Minister

Sprite Johnson
Search & Call

Machelle Miller
Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Cheryl McGraw
Communications & Administration
Don Hill
Financial Development Consultant

Gene McAfee
Dean of Northeast Ohio School of Ministry

Committee on Ministry Registrar
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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 office@livingwaterone.org. Be extravagantly welcoming by including the name, location, address, date, time and contact information of the event. Items will run for two consecutive weeks. Fliers may be sent in addition to the 100-word article and a link will be provided to the flier in the article or the flier can be used as the article. Fliers should be less than 5MB and in Word or PDF format. Photos (which display above your article) may be sent in addition to the article. Photos should be less than 5MB and in JPG or PNG format.

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