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Renew
Restore
...in our ASSOCIATION
From the Association General Minister
Generosity and Stewardship Festival -- Going Online!
Anti Racism Resource Page
Weekly Online Check In
Authorized Ministers gather Tuesdays at 10 am.
...in our CONGREGATIONS
In the News: Akron First Congregational Food Bank
Free to Good Home
West Park UCC (3909 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland 44111) has an upright piano and electric home organ that we would like to donate. If interested, please call our church office at 216.671.7228. You will need to load and transport.
Streaming/Online Worship
Employment Opportunities
...in the WIDER CHURCH
National ONA Sunday is June 28!
UCC congregations around the country will celebrate National ONA Sunday on June 28. Visit our  worship page  for resources. We recommend that after the sermon, the congregation recites the words of your ONA covenant together as a reaffirmation of faith. And join us at 7 pm EDT that Sunday for an inspiring service in our Zoom Chapel at  zoom.us/j/5556624822 !
National ONA Sunday is June 28!
By popular demand, we're repeating our ONA webinar series this summer. Beginning with "ONA 101" with Coalition Executive Director Andy Lang this Thursday, June 25, our webinars are the perfect stay-at-home activity for ONA and not-yet ONA churches alike! Learn how to lead your church through an ONA process in ways that build consensus and reduce the risk of conflict. And existing ONA churches can learn new ways to strengthen your ONA covenant. During the pandemic, we're offering a special Season Pass that allows any number of your members to participate from their homes. All webinars begin at 8 pm EDT. Learn more at  www.openandaffirming.org/ona-webinars .
UCC Weekly Webinars
FREE Clergy Retreat from the Ohio Council of Churches
Covid-19 has created drastic shifts for pastors, chaplains, and faith leaders. You have worked tirelessly learning new technology, providing pastoral care through illness, fears and death; while creatively loving God’s people through pandemic.

The Ohio Council of Churches offers all clergy a FREE interactive time of retreat. These 4 One-hour retreats, facilitated by Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell and Rev. Dr. Cheryl Lindsay, will open the way for God to anoint your life anew, engage the sense and gift you with tools from spiritual direction training to empower your ministry. We encourage full participation in the series as each session will build upon another, but they will also stand alone. Now is the opportune time to take a Breath and Take Flight.

Before each zoom meeting, you have opportunity to take a photo pilgrimage to capture the hidden beauty of God amid the pandemic. A simple smart phone is perfect for taking pictures. No previous skill needed.
Each week prior to the retreat session upload your favorite photo and email in advance to Dr. Brenda Buckwell: brenda@livingstreamsflowingwater.com.

Be restored. Be renewed. Be refreshed. Take a breath. Take flight.
Zoom meetings will be interactive with small group discussion, music, visio divina and creative arts prayers. 
Heartland Conference Outdoor Ministries
What is Camp 2.0?
Camp 2.0 is a place where we can gather during this extraordinary time keeping each other and our families safe while still being together to support one another in our journey of Christian Faith. During this time of physical distancing, we must find ways to be socially, emotionally, and spiritually close. Although it will not be the same as being together at Templed Hills Camp, we believe we can provide some positive Christian camp community connections and growth in this way.
Upcoming Events
Generosity and Stewardship Festival
Can Money Be Sacred
Speaker: Michael Piazza
Saturday, August 22, 2020 | Zoom
Association Ministers' Schedules
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
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.

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