2014 Annual Gathering

June 14

One Gathering  •  Three Locations

UCC Church House, Cleveland

Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Columbus

United Theological Seminary, Dayton


The 2014 Annual Gathering will be different from any one before it.  The Gathering will happen in three locations at the same time – in Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 14. 

Each location will follow the same basic agenda, but some parts of the program (the business meeting and keynote speaker) will happen “live” only in Cleveland and will be shared by all the locations through video feeds.  The opening sessions, worship services and workshops will be unique to each venue and happen locally during time periods set aside for them.

One item on the agenda for the business meeting is a proposed revision of the Conference Constitution and By-laws regarding the size and membership of the Board of Directors.  Read the resolution here

More details will be posted soon.  Here’s a brief agenda to give you an idea of what’s in store!

Ohio Conference 2014 Annual Gathering

Tentative Agenda


Breakfast buffet


Registration opens


Local Introductions and Greetings


Opening Worship Service

Teleconference Begins




     Remembrance Time

     Business Meeting

     Conference Minister's Presentation

11:45 Break

12:00 – 12:45

Keynote Speaker

12:45 – 1:00

Q & A

Teleconference Ends

1:00 – 2:15  



Workshops (3 at each location)

Topics (tentative)

  • Web ministry & social media in ministry

  • Creative worship experiences

  • The church’s role in serving and protecting children

  • Innovations in ministry with seniors

  • Recovering from spiritual abuse


Mark your calendar, and watch for more information coming soon!