Winter cluster meeting dates set
Ohio Conference is planning five winter cluster meetings for delegates to Annual Conference Assembly, beginning this week. Each meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.
Locations are as follows:
- Jan. 18 — Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty
- Jan. 27 — Salem Mennonite Church, Kidron
- Feb. 1 — Tedrow Mennonite Church, Wauseon
- Feb. 10 — Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Hartville
- Feb. 15 — Online via Zoom
There is no charge to attend cluster meetings; however, we do ask that you register in advance. Please register online at https://bit.ly/2022WinterClusterMeetings.
Cluster meeting agenda planned
Each regional meeting will begin with a devotional time of Dwelling in the Word, focusing on Ephesians 3:14-4:6. In addition, a number of business items will be covered:
- Preparation for Annual Conference Assembly (ACA)
- Statement from Leadership Team regarding the future direction of the Ohio Conference
- Suggested constitutional change to be voted on at ACA
- Proposed budget and financial report
- Gifts Discernment slate update
- Upcoming events
- Congregational sharing and prayer
Register now for ACA
Online registration is open for the 2022 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA). Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold will host the 2022 ACA March 4-5. The theme of this year’s gathering will be “Befriending the Neighborhood: Am I a Good Neighbor?”
Missional conference to precede ACA
Zion Mennonite Church also will host a missional conference March 3-4 featuring speakers Howard and Cathy Wagler. This conference also will focus on the theme “Befriending the Neighborhood: Am I a Good Neighbor? For more information about the 2022 missional conference, please see the conference brochure: https://bit.ly/2022MissionalConferenceBrochure. To register online for the missional conference, go to https://bit.ly/2022MissionalConference.
Alternate delegates suggested
We are urging every congregation to have an alternate delegate appointed for this year’s Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) in the event that one of your delegates is unable to attend either because of illness or inability to comply with the mask requirement for this year. (This guideline applies to congregational delegates.)
Because we are coming together from many different communities and out of love for our brothers and sisters in Christ, we are requiring that masks be worn during the Missional Conference and ACA. We truly value being able to have discussions face-to-face and desire participation from every congregation. For that reason, we are asking that you take this step so that your congregation can be represented as we discern together.
Want to submit a resolution at ACA?
Procedure for resolutions explained
A note about resolutions at Annual Conference Assembly: Resolutions to be considered at ACA will need to be submitted to the Resolutions Committee prior to the dinner hour on Friday, March 4. For more information about the resolution process, please see the document “Bringing Resolutions to the Assembly 2022.”