2021 Missional Conference

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Ohio Conference will hold an online missional conference March 4-5, 2021. The conference will take place during the evening on both dates. The featured speaker will be Brad Roth, pastor and author of the book God’s Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church.     See the event brochure for more details: 2021 Missional Conference Brochure Register Now…

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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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Register for ACA by Feb. 26

There’s still time to register for Annual Conference Assembly! Online registration is open for the 2021 missional conference on March 4 and 5 and Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) on March 6. Both events will take place on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Brad Roth, pastor and author of God’s Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church, will be…

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ACA to be held online in 2021

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For the first time in the history of the Ohio Conference, delegates from Conference congregations will not gather in person for Annual Conference Assembly (ACA). The 2021 ACA will be a virtual, one-day event, taking place March 6 on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. The theme for the 2021 ACA is “Come and See! The Mission of the Church in God’s…

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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 – 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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Delegates gather for business, worship

One hundred seventy-three people gathered at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City on March 7 for the 51st Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) of the Ohio Conference. Delegates from 36 congregations participated in the one-day meeting. Delegates worship In addition to business sessions, the one-day event included a time of worship, focusing on the theme “Hearts of Wisdom,” based on Psalm…

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Annual Conference Assembly

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The Ohio Conference will hold its 2020 Annual Conference Assembly March 7, 2020, at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City.

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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ACA delegates invited to donate to Plain City Food Pantry

As a service project at Annual Conference Assembly (ACA), Ohio Conference will be collecting items for the Plain City Food Pantry. Please see the list of suggested donation items. ACA will take place March 7, 2020, at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City.

Have you registered for ACA yet?

The deadline to register for Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) is approaching quickly. Have you registered yet? ACA will take place March 7 at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City. Registrations for ACA are due Friday, Feb. 14. After that date, the registration fee increases from $30 to $45 per person. To register online, go to http://bit.ly/OCACA2020.

Lodging list for ACA is updated

Registration is now open for the 2020 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA), which will be held Saturday, March 7, at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City. The theme of the 2020 ACA will be “Hearts of Wisdom,” based on Psalm 90:12. The registration deadline for ACA is Feb. 14. The cost to register is $30 for those who register by Feb. 14,…

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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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Delegates approve immigration resolution

Delegates overwhelmingly affirmed a resolution on immigration at the 2019 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) of the Ohio Conference. Those gathered at Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron March 8-9 numbered 204, including delegates from 38 congregations. Ninety-five percent of the delegates affirmed the immigration resolution, which calls for individuals to become better informed about the issues surrounding immigration, as well as…

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ACA Wrap-up: Celebration, Immigration, Missional Living

In this episode of Ohio Conference Cast, hosts Bill Seymour and Thomas Dunn take a break from podcasting. Instead, the podcast’s number one fan, Lucas Johnson of Valley View Mennonite Church in Spartansburg, Pa., takes a look back at the 2019 Missional Conference and Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) with three other ACA participants: Kevin Himes, pastor of Salem Mennonite Church…

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Annual Conference Assembly

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Ohio Conference will hold its 2019 Annual Conference Assembly March 8-9 at Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron. The ACA theme is “From Jerusalem to Antioch: Legacy Churches Anchoring Missional Communities.” Featured presenters will be Sally Schreiner Youngquist of Evanston, Illinois, and Steve North of Toledo, Ohio. See the 2019 Annual Conference Assembly page for ACA forms and additional information. Ready to…

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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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Salem Mennonite in Kidron to host ACA

Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron will host the 2019 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) of the Ohio Conference March  8-9. The theme of this year’s gathering will be “From Jerusalem to Antioch: Legacy Churches Anchoring Missional Communities,” based on Acts 11: 19-30. Ohio Conference also will hold a missional conference at Salem Mennonite in Kidron immediately prior to ACA, on March…

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Setting priorities for Ohio Conference

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‘Gathered and Sent’ is theme of  2018 Assembly What valuable services does Conference provide to your congregation and pastor? What are the activities of Conference that you could do without? Delegates to the 2018 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) of the Ohio Conference discussed these questions when they met at Bluffton University March 9-10. Two hundred seven people participated in ACA,…

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Annual Conference Assembly

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Bluffton University will host the 2018 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) of the Ohio Conference on March 9-10, 2018. The theme for ACA will be “Gathered and Sent,” based on 1 Peter 2:9-10 and Luke 10:1-12. Ohio Conference also will hold a missional conference at Bluffton University immediately prior to ACA, on March 8-9. Registration for the 2018 Annual Conference Assembly is…

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Gathered and Sent Missional Conference

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Gathered and Sent, a missional conference, will precede the 2018 Annual Conference Assembly. Speakers will be Meghan Good, teaching pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church in Glendale, Arizona, and Marvin Lorenzana, discipleship initiatives director at Mennonite Mission Network. Cost for this event will be as follows: ACA Attendee Fee (for those attending Annual Conference Assembly) – $25 Regular Fee (for those not attending…

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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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Regional Cluster Meeting

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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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Regional Cluster Meeting

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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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