The Living Waters Association of the Nebraska Conference of the United Church of Christ(UCC)came into being October 2009. combining the Omaha and Northeastern Associations. This combination was encouraged as a way to better steward resources while maintaining the autonomy of Associations.
A number of individuals gave hours of time in writing the Association's By-Law, working out the financial arrangements of combining two Associations and the disposition of records of both Associations. In addition to continuing the work of the Associations in authorizing clergy persons, assisting congregations and pastors in times of stress and assisting local congregations in maintaining their communion with the wider church.
This Association claims as its own the faith of the historic church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers, particular as that faith is expressed in the Preamble of the Constitution of the United Church of Christ and in its Statement of Faith.
The responsibilities and authorities of this Association are:
A. To express the oneness of Christ of the churches composing it and to make more effective their christian witness and service.
B. To carry on the work and exercise the functions of the UCC.
C. To determine, confer, and certify to the standing of churches of the UCC within its boundaries. (Any adjustment of the Association boundaries or transfer of membership of churches between Associations shall be done in consultation with, and with the approval of the Conference.)
D. To determine, confer, and certify to the standing of those within authorized ministries of the UCC.
E. The stimulate the spiritual and missionary interests of its member churches.
F. To cooperate with the Nebraska Conference of the UCC (hereinafter 'Conference')and through the Conference, with the UCC and its covenanted ministries and global partners.