Central Mennonite Church in Archbold will host the 2016 Ohio Conference Annual Conference Assembly (ACA), which will take place March 11-12. “Holy Ground: Founded on Christ, Flourishing in Faith,” based on I Corinthians 3:6-11, will be the theme of this year’s Assembly.
This year ACA will be preceded by a special training session led by Brad Brisco and Lance Ford of Forge Network titled “Becoming Missional: Re-Learning How to Be Sent.”
Both of the worship services at ACA will include sermons given by Ohio Conference pastoral staff members. Transitional Conference Leader George O’Reilly will speak at the Friday afternoon worship service, and Regional Pastor Ralph Reinford will speak at the Saturday afternoon worship service, which will also include communion.
Registration for ACA will begin Friday at noon, and the first worship service will begin at 1 p.m. A special orientation session for new delegates will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. ACA will conclude at 4 p.m. Saturday after the final business session.
In addition to business sessions and worship services, ACA will include special times for prayer, workshops and displays.
On Saturday morning, a Mennonite Men’s breakfast and an Ohio Mennonite Women’s breakfast are planned. Lyle Troyer will be the speaker for the men’s breakfast, which will be held at Zion Mennonite Church. His topic will be “The Carpenter Builds: Celebrating What God is Doing.” Erin Dye, chaplain at Adriel, will be the speaker for the women’s breakfast, which also will be held at Zion Mennonite Church. Her topic will be “Truly Seeing ‘the Least of These’ — The Church as an Accepting Community.”
Registration forms and more information about ACA are available on the Ohio Conference website: www.ohiomennoniteconference.org. The website also has a link to online registration.
Registration fees for ACA are $30 per person if received by Feb. 18 and $45 per person after that date.