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 so far in February and March:
February 17th - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
First Christian Church, 1425 King Rd, Ashland, OH 44805
February 19th - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Disciples Christian Church, 3663 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, OH 44121
February 23, 2019; 9:00am - 11:00 am
First Christian Church 116 E Boyer St, Wadsworth, OH 44281
Note: A luncheon will be provided following this meeting. To reserve a meal please contact the office of FCC Wadsworth no later than February 18th at 330-336-6697 or email@example.com. The cost of the meal is $5 at the door.
February 25th - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
First Christian Church, 4520 Rosedale Rd., Middletown, OH 45042
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 17th - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Jackson Christian Church, 102 Braodway St., Jackson, OH 45640
More sessions are still being planned. There will also be Remote Listening Sessions via telephone/internet. Keep an eye on the webpage and the Region's social media pages for dates as they are added.
Questions? Contact Co-Chairs of the Regional Transition Team:
Rev. Audrey Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Rev. Josh Baird (email@example.com )