Delegate News – A statement from the Conference Leadership Team

To: Ohio Conference delegates and credentialed ministers Re: Documents to review before fall cluster meetings In preparation for fall cluster meetings, we would like you to have copies of three resolutions that Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is planning to bring to the delegates at the Delegate Assembly scheduled for May 27-30, 2022, in Kansas City. Accessibility Resolution proposed by the Anabaptist…

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Delegate News – Fall 2021 #3

Five fall cluster meetings scheduled Update: The Oct. 19 cluster meeting at Beech Mennonite has been canceled due to low registration numbers. Please plan to join us: Five fall cluster meetings have been scheduled for delegates to the Ohio Conference Annual Conference Assembly. Each meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. Locations are as follows: Oct.…

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An announcement from the Leadership Team

Due to an increased workload as interim head administrator at Central Christian School and the complexities that position requires at the present time, Terry Shue has regretfully resigned his position as moderator of Ohio Conference, effective immediately.   Paula Snyder Belousek, who has been serving as assistant moderator, has been appointed to serve as the interim conference moderator until the Gifts Discernment…

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Five fall cluster meetings are scheduled

Please mark your calendar: Five fall cluster meetings have been scheduled for delegates to the Ohio Conference Annual Conference As­sembly. Each meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. Locations are as follows: Oct. 19 — Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville Oct. 21 — Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty Oct. 28 — Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker Nov. 2…

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Delegate News – Winter 2021 #3

We look forward to our time together We are looking forward to meeting online for Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) March 6. This year ACA will take place on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. This issue of Dele­gate News includes more information to help you prepare for ACA. Gifts Discernment Ministry to present slate at ACA At ACA delegates will be asked…

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Regional meeting recording available for viewing

A recording of the West Central/Southwest Ohio regional meeting for delegates held on Feb. 4 is available online for viewing. To view the recording, click on the link below and enter the password listed. West Central/Southwest Ohio Regional Meeting — click on the link and enter the password $N%fdqM6  

Delegate News – Winter 2021 #2

Winter regional meetings begin on Feb. 2 Ohio Conference is holding four online winter meetings for del­egates to Annual Conference Assembly: Tuesday, Feb. 2 — Wayne County/Holmes County Thursday, Feb. 4 — West Central/Southwest Ohio Tuesday, Feb. 9 — Northeast Ohio Thursday, Feb. 11 — Northwest Ohio All meetings will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the Zoom…

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Delegate News — Winter 2021

Regional meetings to be held online Ohio Conference will hold online winter meetings for del­egates to Annual Conference Assembly. Four regional meetings are planned: Tuesday, Feb. 2 — Wayne County/Holmes County Thursday, Feb. 4 — West Central/Southwest Ohio Tuesday, Feb. 9 — Northeast Ohio Thursday, Feb. 11 — Northwest Ohio All meetings will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.…

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Four winter delegate meetings planned

Update: Two of the winter regional meetings for delegates have been rescheduled. The revised meeting schedule is listed below. Ohio Conference will hold online winter meet­ings for delegates to Annual Conference Assem­bly. Four regional meetings are scheduled: Tuesday, Feb. 2 — Wayne County/Holmes County Thursday, Feb. 4 — West Central/Southwest Ohio Tuesday, Feb. 9 — Northeast Ohio Thursday, Feb. 11…

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Regional gatherings focus on mission statement, congregational sharing

By Dick Barrett Conference Minister On Oct. 20, 22, 27 and 29 Ohio Conference held four regional fall gatherings for delegates to Annual Conference Assembly. Delegates learned about a proposed new mission statement for the Conference, heard more about the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly, and shared with one another about their congregations’ experiences dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to…

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Delegate News – Fall 2020 #2

Fall regional meetings start Oct. 20 We look forward to seeing you online It’s almost time for Ohio Conference’s fall regional meetings for delegates. The Conference will hold these meetings online this year rather than meeting in person. Four fall regional meetings are scheduled: Tuesday, Oct. 20 — Northeast Ohio Thursday, Oct. 22 — Northwest Ohio Tuesday, Oct. 27 —…

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Delegate News – Fall 2020

Fall regional meetings to be held online Ohio Conference will hold fall regional meetings for delegates online this year rather than meeting in person. These meetings will have a missional focus and will include input from the Ohio Conference Missional Resource Team. All delegates to Annual Conference Assembly are encouraged to participate. Four fall regional meetings are scheduled: Tuesday, Oct.…

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Leadership Team makes statement on racial injustice

As the Leadership Team of Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA, we affirm the recent statement from Mennonite Church USA on racial injustice and Executive Director Glen Guyton’s open letter to the denomination. We lament the death of George Floyd, the latest death of an African-American person at the hands of a white police officer. We grieve the violence that has erupted…

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Delegate News — Winter 2020 #5

Gifts Discernment Ministry to present slate at ACA At the 2020 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) in Plain City March 7 delegates will be asked to affirm a slate of individuals for Conference positions. The Gifts Discernment Ministry will present this slate during business sessions. Narrative spending plan now available At ACA delegates will be asked to adopt a spending plan…

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Delegate News — Cluster meeting at Summit Mennonite canceled

Due to the possibility of icy road conditions this evening, the final cluster meeting at Summit Mennonite has been canceled. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD to any delegates from your congregation who do not have email so that we don’t have anyone making the drive. If you have further questions, please contact Judy King at the Ohio Conference office at 330-587-5421…

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OC Leadership Team Response to the MC USA Membership Guidelines Report

From the Ohio Conference Leadership Team: On Jan. 27 the Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) released a report from an advisory group suggesting possible changes to the MC USA Membership Guidelines. You can find the release and full report on MC USA’s website. On Jan. 29 the Ohio Conference Leadership Team met for a regularly scheduled meeting.…

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Delegate News — Winter 2020 #2

Dear Ohio Conference Pastors and Delegates: It is now almost 10 months since we passed a resolution on immigration at our 2019 Annual Conference Assembly. Since then, our Team has been given the mandate to “…investigate, evaluate, and help congregations implement the resolution.” Toward this goal, we are asking for a few minutes of your time to complete a brief…

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Delegate News — Winter 2021

Regional meetings to be held online Ohio Conference will hold online winter meetings for del­egates to Annual Conference Assembly. Four regional meetings are planned: Tuesday, Feb. 2 — Wayne County/Holmes County Thursday, Feb. 4 — West Central/Southwest Ohio Tuesday, Feb. 9 — Northeast Ohio Thursday, Feb. 11 — Northwest Ohio All meetings will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.…

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Delegate News — Winter 2020

Four cluster meetings planned Ohio Conference will hold four winter cluster meetings in January for delegates to Annual Conference Assembly. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last about 90 minutes. The following meetings have been scheduled: Jan. 21 — Berlin Mennonite Church Jan. 23 — Salem Mennonite Church in Elida Jan. 28 — Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold…

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Four winter cluster meetings planned

Ohio Conference will hold four winter cluster meetings for delegates to Annual Conference Assembly. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last about 90 minutes. The following meetings have been scheduled: Jan. 21 — Berlin Mennonite Church Jan. 23 — Salem Mennonite Church in Elida Jan. 28 — Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold Feb. 6 — Summit Mennonite Church…

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Congregations to share stories at regional gatherings

Ohio Conference is holding four fall regional gatherings beginning the week of Oct. 21. These gatherings are not just for delegates from Ohio Conference but for all who would like to learn about the exciting things that are taking place in Conference and our congregations. There will be a time of fellowship and sharing. We are asking congregations to answer…

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Delegate News – Fall 2019

Plan to attend a regional gathering As part of our Gathered & Sent initiative Ohio Conference will be holding four regional gatherings this fall. These gatherings are in place of our traditional fall cluster meetings and are intended not just for pastors and delegates but for all persons from our congregations who want to learn about the exciting things that are…

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Four fall regional gatherings scheduled

As part of our Gathered & Sent initiative Ohio Conference will be holding four regional gatherings this fall. These gatherings are in place of our traditional fall cluster meetings and are intended not just for pastors and delegates but for all persons from our congregations who want to learn about the exciting things that are going on in the congregations around…

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Remembering Bob Sauder

It is with deep sadness that Ohio Conference of MC USA announces the sudden passing of its Conference moderator, Robert “Bob” Sauder, on Tuesday, April 9. Bob had served as Conference moderator for the past three years. Visitation and funeral arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be held Friday, April 12, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to…

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Delegate News — Winter 2019 #6

ACA summary video is now ready Thanks to all delegates who attended the 2019 Annual Conference Assembly last week! A new summary video about the 2019 ACA is now ready. You can find it at https://youtu.be/UUin9aM0oTs. Please share it with members of your congregation.   Photos of ACA and missional conference are on website Photos of ACA and the missional…

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Delegate News — Winter 2019 #4

Here is the slate of nominees for Conference positions Next week at Annual Conference Assembly, delegates will be asked to affirm a slate of nominees for a variety of Conference positions. This slate is compiled by the Ohio Conference Gifts Discernment Ministry. 2019 ACA Slate New delegate orientation set for 1 p.m. Friday All new delegates to Annual Conference Assembly…

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Delegate News — Winter 2019 #3

ACA registration price increases after Feb. 15 We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2019 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) on March 8-9 at Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron. Thanks to all who have already registered! The registration deadline for ACA is Feb. 15. The cost to register is $45 by Feb. 15, and $60 thereafter. There is an…

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Delegate News — Winter 2019 #2

A reminder: Four cluster meetings planned Ohio Conference will hold four winter cluster meetings for delegates to Annual Conference Assembly. Each meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last for about 90 minutes. The following meetings are planned: Jan. 22 — Beech Mennonite Church in Louisville Jan. 24 — Oak Grove Mennonite Church in West Liberty Jan. 29 — Central Mennonite Church in…

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Delegate News — Winter 2019

Four winter cluster meetings planned Ohio Conference will hold four winter cluster meetings for delegates to Annual Conference Assembly. Each meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last for about 90 minutes. The following meetings are planned: Jan. 22 — Beech Mennonite Church in Louisville Jan. 24 — Oak Grove Mennonite Church in West Liberty Jan. 29 — Central Mennonite Church in Archbold…

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