Regional meeting recordings can be seen here

Just in case you missed them: Recordings of the fall regional meetings for delegates are available for viewing. Please note: In order to view the videos, you must enter the passcode listed. Please click on the link below for the recording you would like to view, then enter the passcode listed. Oct. 20 — Northeast Ohio meeting — To view,…

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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 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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Financial report shared at fall cluster meetings

At the fall 2018 cluster meetings, delegates heard a financial report from the Ohio Conference Stewardship Ministry Team. Copies of the PowerPoint presentation shared at the cluster meetings are available below. You may download the presentation either as a PowerPoint file (.pptx) or as a PDF.     2018 Financial Report – Fall Cluster Meetings (.pptx) 2018 Financial Report – Fall…

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Delegate News – Fall 2018 #2

Proposed constitutional changes to be introduced at fall cluster meetings At this year’s cluster meetings, we will be introducing some proposed changes to the Ohio Conference Constitution. In order to make allowance for congregations that wish to remain a part of Ohio Conference, but not the denomination, we have proposed the changes that are found on page six and page…

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Delegate News — Fall 2018

Four fall cluster meetings scheduled Ohio Conference will hold four fall cluster meetings for delegates to Annual Conference Assembly. Each meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last about one and a half hours. The following meetings are scheduled: Oct. 2 — South Union Mennonite Church in West Liberty Oct. 4 — Toledo Mennonite Church Oct. 16 — Wooster Mennonite…

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Dick Barrett hired as conference minister

The Ohio Conference Leadership Team has hired Dick Barrett of West Liberty to serve as conference minister of the Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA. Dick comes to the conference minister position after serving Oak Grove Mennonite Church in West Liberty, Ohio, for 16 years, the first four as associate pastor and the last 12 as lead pastor. After being…

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Delegate News – Spring 2018

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…

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Delegate News – Winter 2018 #2

Service project to benefit trafficking victims We are looking forward to seeing you at Bluffton University next week for the Gathered and Sent Missional Conference March 8-9 and Annual Conference Assembly March 9-10. A reminder for all Annual Conference Assembly participants: This year for a service project, the Conference is collecting donations to benefit survivors of human trafficking through the…

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Delegate News – Winter 2018

Four meetings planned for delegates Ohio Conference will hold four winter regional cluster meetings for delegates to Annual Conference Assembly. Each meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. The following meetings have been scheduled: Feb. 13 — Sonnenberg Mennonite Church in Kidron Feb. 15 — West Clinton Mennonite Church in Wauseon Feb. 20 — Maple Grove…

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Four regional meetings scheduled

Ohio Conference will hold four winter regional cluster meetings for delegates to Annual Conference Assembly. Each meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. The following meetings have been scheduled: Feb. 13 — Sonnenberg Mennonite Church in Kidron Feb. 15 — West Clinton Mennonite Church in Wauseon Feb. 20 — Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Hartville Feb.…

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What does it take to make mission missional?

By Joel Shenk Not everything the church does in the name of mission or outreach is missional. A group of friends and I recently brainstormed a top-ten list of things churches think are missional but actually aren’t: 10. Outdoor worship services 9. Ecumenical worship services 8. Prayer walks 7. Serving a meal to the homeless 6. MCC school kits and…

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