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  • Saddened Board Votes to Sell Pilgrim Hills

    2/20/17 With great sadness, we announce that the Ohio Conference Board of Directors voted at its Feb. 17 meeting to sell its Pilgrim Hills Camp. We will hold our summer camping program at this site in summer 2017, but will move programming to Templed Hills Camp beginning in Fall 2017.

  • Board Report to All Ohio Conference Members

    12/12/16. At the December 9 Ohio Conference Board meeting, after a good discussion about outdoor ministry, our two camps, faith formation and our financial reality, votes were scheduled for the February Board meeting.

  • Treasurer’s Note: A Fall Full of Surprises

    11/26/16. There are not many options open for balancing the budget based upon the expected income without dramatically changing how the conference ministries are currently managed and funded.

Building Bridges on the March

When a friend asked me to go to the Women’s March on Washington with her, my gut response was to say, “Yes!” But then I considered the complexities of how my march participation might impact my role in the church. I serve as director of youth ministry at Westerville Community UCC,  where socio-political views are as diverse as they are impassioned. As a Member in Discernment with the Central Southeast Association, I was keenly aware that my participation in the march would be my choice as a private citizen, but my discernment journey means I represent the Church in all aspects of my life. (But shouldn’t that be true for all Christians?)
Would going to the march put a wedge between me and church members, I wondered? I ultimately decided to go. I listened to God’s greater call for me and felt God compelling me to “be the church” …

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