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From the Association General Minister
21 Week Anti-Racism Challenge | Week 7
Are you looking for ways to engage in the work of anti-racism? Are you having trouble finding the time or the right resources? Our 21 Week Challenge is just for you! The 21 Week Challenge is aimed at providing an accessible opportunity for congregational members to better understand systemic racism and to inspire local community engagement. Inspired by similar challenges across the country, this Challenge was developed by the YWCA Greater Cleveland. The Living Water Association is grateful to partner with the YWCA in hosting this Challenge.
Anti Racism Resource Page
Weekly Online Check In
Authorized Ministers gather Tuesdays at 10 am.
Healthy Practices for Ministry our CONGREGATIONS
Lift Every Voice Parade
Opportunities to Celebrate PRIDE with Living Water Association Churches
VIRTUAL PRIDE IN THE CLE September 25th at 7 PM
The second is our virtual Pride in the CLE event on September 25th at 7pm. this state-of-the-art, high-quality production will include local artists, musicians, local leaders, and more virtually to enjoy and interact with from the comfort of your home.
LWA ZOOM AFTER-PARTY October 10th at 2:30 PM
Have some fun socializing with other LGBTQ+ affirming folx in the Living Water Association. In these times it is critical to remember that you are not alone and that together we can find hope.
For more information and to coordinate efforts (including real time texting via WhatsAp if you share your mobile number) contact Rev. Ian Lynch (440)296-3116
Rummage Sale in Austinburg
Living Water Book Groups
Calling all Living Water ONE Book Groups! The Reading Group of Faith UCC in Richmond Heights would love to connect with our counterparts in other churches. If your church has a reading/book group, or if you would like to start one, we would love to hear from you. Please email our coordinator, Gail Robertson Yusko, at Perhaps a joint read is in our future!
Streaming/Online Worship the WIDER CHURCH
Need Help With Advent Worship? The Gift of Revitalization: Free 6-Week Interactive Online Worship Learning with Dr. Marcia McFee
We care about resourcing the churches in the Heartland Conference, and we are pleased to offer you the chance to participate in Dr. Marcia McFee's "Reboot Your Worship" training at no cost to you starting on September 20, 2020. Our participation gives you access to 6 weeks of downloadable resources (articles and videos) and 6 live webinars (also recorded for your archives) with Dr. McFee, a renowned worship designer, consultant, and educator (

She will be training churches in five basic ways to improve their worship immediately, no matter the size or style of worship and without a big budget or drastic change. Just as we have an occasional need to reboot our computers, "rebooting" your worship is simply a way to look through fresh eyes and get some fresh skills.

This course is also tailored to approach worship practices during the pandemic and will explore the basics of sensory-rich worship design while emphasizing safety protocols and getting creative for online expressions without burning out. AND Dr. McFee will be getting you ready for your best Advent season ever all along the way! All you need to do is register (at no charge) to receive the emails. You can invite unlimited members of your worship team (or potential worship team members) to receive these communications as well. We encourage you to take advantage of this free offer (usually $99 per church) made possible through the Heartland Conference's registration.
Building Church Differently
The cost is $25 total for three webinars from 2:00-3:30:
  • Make an Impact (Sept. 17)
  • Lead with Technology (Sept. 24)
  • Transform Communities (Oct. 1)
Lantern Fellowship Women's Retreat
Children and Youth Speak: Your Vote Matters
With the climate crisis and the struggle against inequality, the younger generations have served as today's prophets in provoking a global reckoning of the dire situation faced. As the November 3rd elections approach, children and youth are raising their voices again with a moral urgency as they awaken us to how much is at stake. This webinar will present children and youth from ages 10 to 18 who have a message and perspective that needs to be heard before those older than them vote. Register now!
Islam within the Abrahamic Tradition
Basic Interim Ministry Training 2020
UCC Weekly Webinars
Upcoming Events
Healthy Practices for Ministry for Authorized Ministers
Digital Church
Speaker: Cameron Timble
Thursday, October 1, 2020 9 am - 2 pm | Zoom
Association Annual Meeting
The Church as a Spiritual Community
Speaker: Bishop Yvette Flunder
Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Details Soon
Association Ministers
Association Staff
Nayiri Karjian
Associations General Minister

Michael Howard
Minister of Faith in Action

Dan Roland
Search & Call Coordinator

Committee on Ministry Registrar
Machelle Miller
Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Don Hill
Financial Development Consultant

Gene McAfee
Dean of Northeast Ohio School of Ministry

Cheryl Lindsay
Communication and Website Consultant
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