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  • A New Shine for Templed Hills

    For most of the last year, contractors and volunteers have been streaming in and out of Templed Hills, the camp and conference center near Bellville Ohio, that is owned by the Ohio Conference. As one with childhood memories of camp at Templed Hills, this makes my heart sing!
  • Bruce Van Voorhis

    Global Ministries announces that mission co-worker Bruce Van Voorhis will be in the Ohio region from February 8, until February 28. He is available to speak to groups at your congregation, to visit church school and study groups, and to preach.
  • Rally to End Racism

    The National Council of Churches calls all faith groups to prayer and action on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The work he valiantly led during his lifetime must continue – as current events remind us every hour!
  • Imagining a New Conference

    The Conference Vision Team wants to hear from you! Your opinion and reflection are essential to the shaping of the future work and ministry of the United Church of Christ in Ohio, West Virginia and Northern Kentucky.
Advent Calendar for the Newly Single

Quite often, I’ve noticed that in August or September, my mind drifts to November and December’s holidays. I think to myself “Maybe we can spend this Christmas with our distant cousins… Maybe we will dedicate our Thanksgiving morning walking the annual Turkey Trot 5k.”  Items like this cross my mind as I anticipate joyous gatherings later in the year. But as we are making these mirthful arrangements, we never truly think our lives will drastically change within two or three months. The truth is this: the people who abide in our lives right now may not be present for our future Christmases. The unexpected occurs. A family member passes away. A long-term relationship ends. All of a sudden, the holiday season that we designed in our minds is no longer sustainable. Our relationship status can change at any point. Whether we break up with a significant other, finalize a divorce, or become widowed, we ...

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