Congregations invited to participate in Year of Covenant
All Ohio Conference congregations have been invited to enter into a One-Year Covenant during 2016-17.
The document can be downloaded here: One Year of Covenant sign up for Congregations
Some excerpts from the covenant document are included here:
- We will attempt to participate fully, converse respectfully, and to the best of our abilities interact with the love and respect due to each other as sisters and brothers in Christ.
- We commit to support our Pastor/s in attendance at special events and freedom from congregational responsibilities while attending. We will as we are able give emphasis also to the Year of Mission events as the companion focus of this Covenant.
- We hope to build through our participation our own partnership with other fellowships in growing more into a Body of Christ, maturing as the Spirit leads us.
Sharon Mennonite hosts first Year of Covenant Meeting
Fifty people participated in the first Ohio Conference Year of Covenant Meeting, which took place May 11 at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City. Credentialed leaders from around the Conference attended. The special resource speaker for the day was David Boshart of Iowa, who serves as executive conference director of Central Plains Mennonite Conference. In addition to input from David Boshart, the meeting included worship led by Alex and Erin Dye and times of discussion in table groups.