We had a splendid gathering of building networks and relationships to strengthen ministry, experiencing inspiring new models of ministry and fostering deep listening and conversations. Even if you weren’t able to attend last month, we have many resources that emerged from that gathering — videos, written reports and ways to continue connecting.
Many parts of our gathering were broadcast LIVE on our Facebook Page! Rev. Ryan Taylor-Byers of Christ Church UCC, Ft. Thomas, KY, first brought us together to share resources and have the most relevant conversations about ministry during our UNCO (the best parts of a conference), the beauty of community gathering around table was revealed powerfully during Dinner Church, led by Rev. Kay Albright and MK O’Haver from Bridges of Grace UCC, Charleston, WV. We then heard many presentation including from youth and our partners from Heidelberg University on our Youth Leadership Initiative, our report from our treasurer, Rev. Sam Buehrer of Sylvania UCC, a report on the Camp Business plan from Cathy Green, now our Board Moderator, and a powerful description of an Interfaith Garden from our German Partner churches! Our time concluded with powerful preaching from Rev. Courtney Clayton-Jenkins of South Euclid UCC.
Business Meeting Documents
2017 Annual Gathering Brief Agenda
2017 Annual Gathering Complete Agenda
2018 Draft Budget Summary
2018 Proposed Clergy Compensation Guidelines
Nominating Committee Report – 2017 Annual Gathering
Outdoor Ministry Plan with Appendix 1
Outdoor Ministry Plan Appendix 2 – Financial Forecast