CONNECT WITH US!
Join us for a Listening Session with the Ohio Region!
What? Come together with other members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to share the power of connection. Worship, pray, share memories of vital ministry, and vision the future of church into a new decade.
Who? YOU! All members, lay and clergy, are invited. There is something special that happens when we show up together. This will be an affirming time as we listen for God’s dream for our region.
Why? During our Ohio Regional Assembly this past October, we passed a resolution that formed the Regional Transition Team. We asked this team to create venues to listen to the voices within the region as we navigate the way we will relate to each other as a regional body. Notes will be taken from these listening sessions so that they can be compiled; vital and common themes that emerge from the sessions will be integrated into a presentation for a Regional Assembly in the spring (the date of which is being determined).
What will the schedule of the listening session look like? We are asking for two hours. Attendees should commit to being on time and sharing succinctly so that all persons can contribute during the course of the gathering. The meeting will begin with a brief gathering time and light refreshment, followed by opening worship and prayer. Then we’ll have guided conversation which may be described as “Appreciative Inquiry Light.” This will be followed by an educational piece about covenant before engaging the five questions sent to congregations. A closing send-off will complete our time together.
When and where? Listening sessions are being planned with clergy in connection with Regional Elders and the Regional Transition Team. You are invited to any listening sessions.
These have been scheduled for March:
March 3rd - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Woodland Christian Church, 143 Woodland Ave., Columbus, OH 43203-1775
March 3rd – 2:30pm - 4:30pm
First Christian Church, 33 N Arlington Ave., Niles, OH 44446
March 5th – 6:00pm -8:00pm
South Side Christian Church, 3300 Southside Dr., Lima, OH 45807
March 10th – 4:00pm 0 6:00pm
To join via your computer, follow this link on March 10th:
Dial in from your phone at 1 646 558 8656
Using this Meeting ID when prompted: 199 704 674
March 17th - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Jackson Christian Church, 102 Broadway St., Jackson, OH 45640
March 17th – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Hampton Park Christian Church, 4727 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43623
March 18th – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Washington Ave. Christian Church, 301 Washington Ave., Elyria, OH 44035
Questions? Contact Co-Chairs of the Regional Transition Team:
Rev. Audrey Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Rev. Josh Baird (email@example.com )