OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE IDEAS, DREAMS AND CONCERNS
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.
The visionary goal of this effort is to create
“one nimble and responsive judicatory level that is faithful in mission and responsible in stewardship.”
The relationship of Ohio Conference, Associations, and congregations to one another and to expressions of the wider ministries of the United Church of Christ requires review in light of many changes in church and society. These “imagining” sessions will help create a new day of effective and efficient ministry.
Discussions are scheduled as follows:
January 30 – First UCC, Oberlin – 6:30pm
February 22 – Congregational UCC, Canton – 2 pm
February 22 – Congregational UCC, Canton – 7 pm
February 24 – St. Paul’s UCC, Sidney – 10 am
March 3 – Central Congregational UCC, Madison – 10 am (light lunch to follow)
March 11 – St. John’s UCC, Newport, KY – 3 pm
Members of the Vision Team will be present at each session to share developments so far and to invite your reflection and suggestions.
Vision Team is composed of representatives from each association, each Association Minister, representatives of the Ohio Conference and the interim Conference minister.
Currently serving are: Patricia Battle, Dan Busch, Dan Doty, Mark Frey, John Gantt, Cathy Green, Tom Kagy, Ian Lynch, Carl Robinson, Jared Ruari, Karl Ulrich, Terry Williams.
Other members of the Conference serve on one of three working groups studying “best practices,” “structural concerns,” and “finance and stewardship.”