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From the Association General Minister
Community Engagement Grants
Empowering Youth Exploring Justice (EYEJ)
EYEJ is a partner organization that receives funding from the Living Water Association Mission Ministry Fund.
Check In with Association Ministers and Staff Weekly Online
Authorized Ministers gather Tuesdays at 10 am.
Generosity and Stewardship Festival -- New Date! our CONGREGATIONS
Quilting at Paradise UCC
COVID-19 has activated our quilters. If we can’t welcome people to services or help on missions trips…what can we do? People need masks.
We have been busy making masks. The Quilters, aka Mask Factory have sent 190 masks to Crossroads Children’s Home in Ft Wayne Indiana, 40 to Aultman Hospital, and give masks to members and non-members alike.

We hung them on our front church railing and posted on Facebook, “Free Masks.” Tons of response. We would hang 20 and a few hours later, gone! We started delivering them as well. All as an Act of Kindness. By estimates we are approaching 600 masks in 6 weeks!

To read the full article, feel free to visit the Paradise Church Blog here:
Employment Opportunities
Living Water Association Churches with Streaming/Online Worship
Amistad Chapel – Zoom – info on their Facebook page -
Archwood UCC – Zoom – info on FB -
Avon Lake UCC – Facebook Live -
Bainbridge Community UCC – YouTube – info on FB -
Bethany UCC, Cuyahoga Falls – Zoom – info on FB -
Bethel UCC, Beloit – Facebook Live – Info at
Brecksville UCC – Virtual Worship iL nfo at
Brownhelm UCC – YouTube – info on FB -
Christ United Church, Olmsted Falls – Facebook Live -
Church in Silver Lake – YouTube and Facebook – info at
Church of the Redeemer, Westlak e – Zoom – info on FB -
Clague Road UCC, North Olmsted  - Facebook Live -
Columbia UCC, Barberton – Facebook Live -
Community Church of Chesterland – YouTube – info at
Community Congregational UCC, Amhers t – Zoom – info at
Congregational UCC, Canton – Facebook Live and YouTube – info at
Dover Congregational UCC, Westlake – check FB page - Congregational-UCC-224495964236407/
East View UCC - Facebook -
Edinburg UCC - Facebook -
Emmanuel UCC, Doylestown – check Facebook -
Emmanuel UCC, Valley City – Facebook -
Faith UCC, Richmond Heights - Zoom - ttp://   
Fairlawn West UCC – Facebook -
The Federated Church, Chagrin Falls - YouTube -
First Church Congregational UCC, Painesville – Facebook Live -
First Church in Oberlin – Facebook Live -
First Congregational Church of Akron
First Congregational Church of Hudso n -
First Congregational, North Ridgeville – info on FB -
First Congregational Church of Claridon – YouTube – info on FB -
First Congregational UCC, Elyria – Facebook Live -
Fairport Harbor Congregational Church – Facebook Live -
First Congregational UCC, Jefferson – Info on FB -
First Congregational Church UCC, Rootstown – Facebook Live -
First Congregational Church of Twinsburg – Facebook -
First U.C.C. of Austinburg - Facebook Live -  (posted later on
First UCC, New Philadelphia – Facebook Live -
First United Church of Christ, Sugarcreek – Facebook Live -
Grace UCC in Massillion - Facebook Live - | .
Grace UCC, Uniontown – Facebook Live -
Imani UCC – Facebook Live –
Lakewood Congregational Church – YouTube -
Middleburg Heights Community UCC  - Zoom & YouTube -   
Mount Zion Congregational Church, Cleveland – Facebook Live -
New Vision UCC - Zoom (information posted on Facebook) -
Old South UCC, Kirtland – Facebook Live -
Olmsted Community Church – YouTube – info on FB -
Paradise UCC, Louisville – Livestream from church website -
Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Cleveland – YouTube – info on FB page -
Pilgrim Christian Church UCC and DOC -
Plymouth Church UCC, Shaker Heights – Facebook -
Richville UCC – Facebook Live -
Ridge Road UCC, Parma – Facebook Live -
Shaker Heights Community Church – Facebook Live -
South Euclid UCC, Cleveland – Facebook Live and Youtube -
South Haven UCC, Bedford – Facebook Live -
St. John’s UCC, Dover – church website -
St. John’s UCC, Massillon – Facebook Live -
St. John’s UCC, Powhattan Point – Facebook Live -
St. John UCC in Strasburg - Facebook Live -
St. John’s Church, Walnut Creek – Facebook -
St. Paul Community Church in Ohio City - Facebook -
St. Peter of Seven Hills – Facebook Live -
Trinity UCC, Canal Fulton – You Tube -
Trinity UCC, Wadsworth – You Tube -
Trinity UCC, Wooster – You Tube -
UCC Congregational, Medina – Facebook Live -
Union Community UCC, Painesville – Facebook Live -
United Church of Christ, Richfield – You Tube -
United Church of Christ, Strongsville – You Tube -
United Church of Christ, Suffield – Zoom – info on FB page -
West Park UCC, Cleveland – Worship information   
Zion UCC in Tremont, Cleveland – Facebook Live - https://
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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 | 9 am - 3 pm New date!
Kent United Church of Christ
1400 E. Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
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
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