From the Association Pastor:

Faithful Men and Women of God,
I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it. It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built. Luke 6:47-48 (NLT)

Happy 2018! By the grace of God we made it! When the floodwaters came in 2017, we were able to stand firm because we laid our foundation on the Solid Rock, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 2018, may we dig deeper into the word of God and His teachings making sure that we build an even stronger house…so if or when the floodwaters come, we can continue to stand firm.

Seeing God in Everything…see Him as our foundation:

Your Association Pastor,
Rev. Patricia Battle

Covenantal Elders

Greetings from your Covenantal Elders.

Due to health concerns our Elders positions and assignments are in flux. We are currently seeking interested folks to join a training class. Qualifications for an Elder are: Love of Jesus Christ and his church, active involvement in a UCC congregation in CSEOA, spiritual maturity, experience with the wider UCC church, ability to listen and report joys and concerns of congregations to association leadership, team players who can link needs and talents, articulate about the association and the role of an Elder. We need both lay and Authorized persons as Elders.

Covenantal Elders are committed to:

  • Contacting your assigned churches monthly via email, text or phone
  • Visiting each of your churches quarterly (worship, social event, meeting, …..)
  • Praying for your congregations and their leadership

Reminding congregations about association meetings and events and the covenantal relationship we all have:

  • Gathering information about the mission, gifts and challenges of each congregation and its leadership and reporting these to the association
  • Monthly written reports of your activities in your role as Elder
  • Attend training meetings and organizational gatherings

Please prayerfully consider your calling to serve and contact Rev. Linda with interest.

Imagining a Different Conference

You are invited to help the Conference Vision Team! Recently, a team of 15 representatives from Associations and Conference forwarded a report to the Board of Directors. That report imagined different ways to shape the Ohio Conference and its Associations.

The Vision Team declared to the Board of Directors that we need to become “one nimble and responsible judicatory that is faithful in mission and responsible in stewardship.” The Board agreed. And that’s where you come in.

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