Enjoy this video performance by The Many, our musical keynote group, which was shared during Annual Gathering. This is their song “God of the Movements.”

Our Annual Gathering Keynote Preacher was Rev. Dr. Imani Jones. Rev. Dr. Imani Jones is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.  As one half of the “Dynamic Duo” as she and her husband, Rev. Colin Jones are fondly named, Rev. Jones is a sought after preacher with a passion and powerful gift of illuminating the relevance of the biblical narrative in a 21st century context. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Rev. Jones is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Princeton Theological Seminary with Bachelor of Arts, Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees, and has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ecumenical Theological Seminary. Currently, Rev. Jones is the Clinical Pastoral Education Program Manager for the Chaplaincy Department at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, in Columbus, Ohio.

See Rev. Dr. Jones’s keynote sermon below.

Rev. Dave Long-Higgins, who also keynoted at the gathering, delivered a sermon as well. Watch his sermon in the video that follows Rev. Dr. Jones’s.

At the Annual Gathering, the Conference elected to call Rev. Dave Long-Higgins as the settled Conference Minister (he had served as the Transitional Conference Minister for the previous three years). We invited you to look over the Conference Minister Nomination Information. We also invite you to joining us in our congratulations to Pastor Dave, and to join us in prayer for the continuing work of the Conference, its staff, and the Leadership Roundtable.

At the Annual Gathering the Conference also adopted our updated Conference Why, Calling, and Covenant Statement. Previous Moderator Cathy Green gives us a video update on this new vision, below.

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