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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.

You are invited to a hands-on, experiential introduction to the Our Whole Lives and Sexuality and Our Faith comprehensive sexuality education curriculum at Pilgrim Congregational UCC (2592 W 14th St, Cleveland) on Saturday, November 17 from 9AM-noon. This workshop was developed and published by a partnership of the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association. Participants will learn about the values and assumptions that under-gird the curriculum and also be invited to engage in activities based on the experiential learning cycle at the heart of the curriculum. This workshop is designed especially for lay leaders and clergy.

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.
A Xerox Work Centre 6400S copier machine (approximately 10 years old) is available free to any church willing to come and pick it up from the First United Church of Christ (2870 SR 307, Austinburg). Rolling stand with drawer is included along with a few spare toner/imaging cartridges. If interested, call Ted at 440-275-5617.
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) Workshop for Clergy and Lay Leaders
Saturday, November 17, 2018 ♦ 9AM-12PM
2592 W 14th St ♦ Cleveland

Faith Formation Forum
Ohio Conference UCC
Speaker: Rev. 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 11
379 S Main St ♦ Amherst

November 18
85 Heritage Dr ♦ Tallmadge
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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