As the search for a new conference minister for Ohio Conference re-opens, Paula Snyder Belousek talks with Ohio Conference Cast hosts Bill Seymour and Thomas Dunn about the search process and about the positive energy she has been observing in the Conference. Snyder Belousek, the chair of the Conference Minister Search Committee, says, “God is doing exciting things in Ohio…
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Annual Conference Assembly
Two hundred seven people participated in Ohio Conference’s 2018 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) at Bluffton University on March 9-10. Delegates from 41 congregations took part in the business sessions. The theme for ACA was “Gathered and Sent,” based on 1 Peter 2:9-10 and Luke 10:1-12.
One hundred eight people participated in the Gathered and Sent Missional Conference March 8-9 at Bluffton University. Featuring speakers Meghan Good and Marvin Lorenzana, the conference focused on growing as a good news community.
Does your congregation follow the common lectionary in your worship services? Are you looking for worship resources related to lectionary scriptures? CommonWord, a worship resource website offered by Mennonite Church Canada and Canadian Mennonite University, has an online lectionary worship calendar at https://www.commonword.ca/Content/revised-common-lectionary. The calendar has links to resources related to lectionary texts. Some resources may be downloaded for free,…
For the second year in a row, the Ohio Conference has ended its fiscal year in the black, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. On March 31, 2018, the Conference finished the 2017-18 fiscal year with an operating surplus of $54,840. In comparison, the Conference finished the 2016-17 fiscal year with an operating surplus of $22,095. Before…
How much did you use the annual report book? At the 2018 Annual Conference Assembly, several delegates made suggestions about the annual report book given to each delegate. We are interested in hearing more about how delegates are using (or in some cases, not using) these report books as we weigh the importance of producing a printed report book for…
Would you like to hear the sermons presented at the 2018 Annual Conference Assembly at Bluffton University? Recordings of the Friday evening (March 9) worship service featuring speaker Meghan Good and the Saturday morning (March 10) worship service featuring speaker Marvin Lorenzana are available on the Conference website. See “About Annual Assembly.”
In February the Leadership Team made the decision to hire a full-time conference minister, rather than seek someone to fill this important role part-time. This is possible because Ralph Reinford, regional pastor, will be moving to part-time hours by Nov. 1, 2018. The previous search committee has been recalled and reorganized, and the members of that committee have again begun…