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  • Announcing the Heartland Conference

    With this article it is my great honor to share that at our recent Conference Annual Gathering at Westerville Community United Church of Christ, the vote to change the name of Conference from the Ohio Conference to the Heartland Conference was approved by 93% of the delegates.
  • Thoughts From the Annual Gathering

    As the new Moderator it will be hard to follow such an incredible, gifted person like Cathy Green. We acknowledged her leadership with a well-deserved standing ovation and heartfelt praise for the countless hours given to our conference.
  • Welcome Jill Frey

    Hello new friends! If we haven’t met yet, I’m Jill Frey and I am the new Executive Director of Outdoor Ministries for the Heartland Conference. I enjoyed meeting some of you at the Conference Annual Gathering and am looking forward to getting to know all our congregations.
  • Conference Name Change

    Resolution to Change the Name of the Ohio Conference, United Church of Christ to Heartland Conference, United Church of Christ
  • The Tom Paton Award

    Honoring Conference Churches and Ministries Committed to Accessibility. Could your church be a “Tom Paton Award” church?
  • News from the Hills

    Our 6 weeks of summer camps are over. Labor Day Family camp it still to come. As I reflect on our summer experiences, I am reminded that “Outdoor Ministries” can happen anywhere.

Moderator Reflections January 2018 For the past two years, a Vision Team has been dreaming about new ways to work together as the wider church in this part of the country – Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and West Virginia. The Team has developed a visionary goal to create “one nimble and responsive judicatory that is faithful in mission and responsible in stewardship.” As you’ll see here, listening sessions are being scheduled so that you can interact with members of the Vision Team and share your ideas and concerns. Perhaps because of the work of the Vision Team, I’ve been thinking lately about what it means to be a Conference of the United Church of Christ. For that matter, what does it mean to be an Association of the United Church of ...

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