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From the Association General Minister
Association Annual Meeting
21 Week Anti-Racism Challenge | Week 13
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.
Community Roundtable Discussions
Anti Racism Resource Page
Weekly Online Check In
Authorized Ministers gather Tuesdays at 10 am.
LW Technology Grant Opportunity
Theology Courses in NEOSOM
Save the dates for theology: The Northeast Ohio School of Ministry (NEOSOM) will be offering two theology courses in the 2021 winter and spring terms: Introduction to Theology, taught by Dr. Steve Johnson (Monday evenings via Zoom, mid-January to mid-March), and Process Theology, taught by Dr. Gary Halstead (after Easter).  Students wishing to enroll in Process Theology are expected to have taken Introduction to Theology first, so please reserve Monday evenings this winter for theology.  Questions? Email Gene McAfee, dean of NEOSOM (
Healthy Practices for Ministry: Self-Care and Wellness our CONGREGATIONS
Streaming/Online Worship the WIDER CHURCH
UCC Weekly Webinars
In Sympathy
The Rev. Dr. Seth Agidi, known to many in our association, passed away suddenly at his home in Ghana. A doctoral graduate of Eden Seminary, he was the Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, our Global Ministries Partner. Pastors for many years received a Ghanaian stole at their installations. Seth graciously hosted many on mission trips. He is survived by his wife Madeline, children: Senyo, Peace, Jean-Paul, and Peter and three grandchildren.  

Messages of condolence to Seth’s family may be sent in care of:
The Rev. Jean-Paul Agidi
West Volta Presbytery
P.E. Box OS 01707
Ghana, West Africa
Upcoming Events
Association Annual Meeting
The Church as a Spiritual Community
Speaker: Bishop Yvette Flunder
Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Zoom
Healthy Practices for Ministry for Authorized Ministers
Self-Care and Wellness
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9 am - 2 pm | Zoom
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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