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Yes, they do! The new email addresses reflecting our new association name, Living Water, are alive and functional. Please see the bottom of this newsletter for a list of emails for your staff.
First Congregational Church of Akron is honored to host soloist Jennifer Mekel and the Friends Gospel Choir on Thursday, November 15, 7-9PM. Held in the acoustically flawless and historic Meeting House of First Church (292 E Market St, Akron) the concert will feature a selection of gospel and spiritual songs and is offered to the public at no charge and requires no reservations. Free parking is available on site. Call 330-253-5109 for more information.

An accessibility fundraising recital will be held Sunday, November 18 at 1PM at the United Church of Christ, Congregational (990 State St, Vermilion). Featured performers are Jennifer Bertoni, Soprano and Corey Knick, Piano. The theme of the concert is Women's Voices. Works will include Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben ( The Life and Love of a Woman) and two pieces by Hildegard of Bingen, the first known woman composer. A free-will offering at the door will benefit the church's continuing efforts to make the building accessible and welcoming to all. For further information, please email UCCC Vermilion or call 440-967-5212.
The Strongsville UCC will have an open house from 5-8PM November 18 to coincide with the city's annual Christmas lighting ceremony. The square will be lit up with lights and will feature a visit and parade with Santa. The church is a warm, friendly place and the open house will include a live nativity featuring Charley the Camel, refreshments, Christmas music, gifts for children and families, and a chance for the children to ring the church's bell.
West Park United Church of Christ (3909 Rocky River Dr, Cleveland), in partnership with Jewish, Muslim, Catholic and other Protestant friends, will host its second annual interfaith service of thanksgiving and gratitude on Tuesday, November 20 at 7PM. Donations of non-perishable food items will benefit Bountiful Basement food pantry. Light refreshments provided by the Turkish American Society of Cleveland. Special guest speaker is Rev. Doug Koesel, pastor of Blessed Trinity Catholic Parish. A community choir will also perform. All are welcome.
On December 2 at 11:45AM, West Park UCC (3909 Rocky River Dr, Cleveland) will host an interest session for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2020. Information about itineraries, travel dates and cost estimates will be presented. If you have ever had interest in traveling to the Holy Land with a group of like-minded Christians, you are welcome to attend this meeting. There is no obligation to commit at this time. The purpose is to gauge interest and get a rough estimate of the number of people who would like to participate.
The Parish Paper is a wonderful resource to which the Ohio Conference has subscribed on behalf of all Ohio UCC churches. Each issue stands alone as a topic of interest and importance to being a living and growing congregation. With the Conference subscription, we in local churches and the association have permission from the copyright holder to use the material per copyright restrictions. Please distribute only in its unaltered entirety.

David Brumbaugh Installation
Sunday, November 18 ♦ 3PM
85 Heritage Dr ♦ Tallmadge
Coming Soon!
Be sure to mark your calendar.
Our Whole Lives (OWL)/Sexuality and Our Faith (SOF) Workshops for Clergy and Lay Leaders
Saturday, November 17, 2018 ♦ 9AM-12PM
2592 W 14th St ♦ Cleveland

Faith Formation Forum
Ohio Conference UCC
Speaker: Lillian Daniel
February 27-28, 2019
Details Soon

Worship Festival with Marcia McFee
Details Soon
General Synod
United Church of Christ
June 21-25, 2019
Milwaukee, WI

Anti Racism Forum
Ohio Conference UCC
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Speaker: Leonard Pitts

Living Water Association Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Details Soon
Association Ministers' Schedules
Here's where your Association Ministers will be the next few Sundays.
November 18
85 Heritage Dr ♦ Tallmadge

December 9
4081 Rock Spring Rd ♦ Ravenna
Your Association's Staff
Nayiri Karjian
Associations General Minister

Gary Halstead
Interim Associations Associate Minister

Machelle Miller
Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Cheryl McGraw
Communications & Administration
Don Hill
Financial Development Consultant

Gene McAfee
Dean of Northeast Ohio School of Ministry

Bob Richardson
Coach Coordinator

Committee on Ministry Registrar
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 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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