Food justice in Ohio
Ohio Conference Cast
by Members of Ohio Conference congregations
3M ago
Why do so many Ohioans have difficulty getting food that is affordable, nutritious, culturally acceptable, and accessible? The newest Ohio Conference Cast podcast explores this topic with Dr. Brandy Phipps, associate professor at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Dr. Phipps works with others throughout Ohio and the Midwest to create new options for people to grow and access food in ways that support community and self-reliance. In this episode, she converses with Greg Battle and Gregory Bowman regarding hunger issues in Ohio. She defines new terms related to the issue of food just ..read more
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ACA Preview – Talking with Meghan Larissa Good
Ohio Conference Cast
by Members of Ohio Conference congregations
5M ago
“What would it take for us, for our churches to get on board with what the Spirit is doing and making possible in this period of turmoil and change?” — Meghan Larissa Good In this episode of the Ohio Conference Cast, host Alex Dye talks with Meghan Larissa Good, who will be the featured speaker at the 2024 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City on March 1-2. They discuss her plans for her presentations at ACA, as well as talking about the larger Christian movement that recognizes Jesus as the center of our faith. Meghan Larissa Good is a pastor and the author ..read more
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Building a new life in Ohio
Ohio Conference Cast
by Members of Ohio Conference congregations
5M ago
What is life like for refugees who come to Ohio? The latest episode of the Ohio Conference Cast podcast tells the story of one immigrant family that has ended up in Kidron, Ohio, after fleeing the war in Ukraine. Listen to this episode to hear the conversation between host Kevin Himes and his two guests, Alex Murza and Terry Shue. Alex and his family are building a new life in Ohio after leaving Ukraine, and Terry and many others in the local community have played a part in the Murza family’s resettlement in Kidron. This episode is one in a series of podcasts created by Grace & Groundings ..read more
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Getting to know Ohio Conference’s newest staff members
Ohio Conference Cast
by Members of Ohio Conference congregations
6M ago
In this episode of the Ohio Conference Cast, hosts Jacob Dodson and Paula Snyder Belousek talk with Ohio Conference’s newest staff members, Interim Conference Minister Dan Miller and Interim Regional Pastor Larry Rohrer, who serves the eastern part of the Conference. Listen to this episode to hear Dan and Larry’s hopes for the Ohio Conference in the coming years. You’ll also learn a bit more about their interests, as they answer Paula’s question, “What do you get up to when you’re not doing Ohio Conference work?” You’ll learn which of these two you might be able to get to accompany you on the ..read more
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Building Bridges and Seeking Shalom
Ohio Conference Cast
by Members of Ohio Conference congregations
6M ago
How can we build bridges between people, working toward social righteousness and shalom? In a new episode of the Ohio Conference Cast, Doug Zehr introduces a series of podcasts from Grace & Groundings, Ohio Conference’s racial reconciliation resource team. Listen to this episode to learn more about this five-part podcast series and to hear Doug discuss five common misconceptions about racism. Doug Zehr is a member of Grace & Groundings, Ohio Conference’s resource team focused on racial reconciliation. To learn more about Grace & Groundings, see the Ohio Conference website: https ..read more
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ACA and hopes for the years ahead
Ohio Conference Cast
by Members of Ohio Conference congregations
1y ago
In this episode of the Ohio Conference Cast, host Jacob Dodson, pastor of Wooster Mennonite Church, talks with Conference Minister Dick Barrett about the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly (ACA), which will take place March 3-4 at Central Christian School in Kidron. In the course of their conversation, Dick reflects on what he has learned during this time of discernment for the Ohio Conference, as well as reviewing the two options for affiliation that delegates will be considering at ACA. He also shares his hopes for the Ohio Conference in the upcoming years. Interested in learning more? For ..read more
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Bangladesh — Seeing a Need and Responding
Ohio Conference Cast
by Members of Ohio Conference congregations
1y ago
International service can have long-term effects on those serving. In the case of Bill Schumacher, his voluntary service term in Bangladesh in the 1980s left him with an enduring interest in the welfare of the people there. In this episode of the Ohio Conference Cast, hosts Jared Chase and Jacob Dodson talk with Bill and Carole Schumacher of Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City about the crisis of arsenic in drinking water in southern Bangladesh. Bill served with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Bangladesh from 1982 to 1985. Listen to this episode of Ohio Conference Cast to hear about Bil ..read more
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Praying Together as a Conference
Ohio Conference Cast
by Members of Ohio Conference congregations
2y ago
In this episode of the Ohio Conference Cast, Assistant Moderator Paula Snyder Belousek and Regional Pastor Sherah-Leigh Gerber introduce listeners to the Conference-wide prayer times planned for this fall. All are invited to take part in these prayer times, which will be held on Zoom on Wednesdays at noon, starting Sept. 14. We will be using Take Our Moments and Our Days: An Anabaptist Prayer Book during these prayer times. To participate, you can either use the prayer book or the app of the same name. (To download this free app, go to http://bit.ly/AnabaptistPrayerApp.) Even if you ..read more
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How is the Holy Spirit at work in the Ohio Conference?
Ohio Conference Cast
by Members of Ohio Conference congregations
2y ago
In this episode of the Ohio Conference Cast, Jacob Dodson and Bill Seymour talk with Conference Minister Dick Barrett about the current season of review and discernment taking place in the Ohio Conference. Listen to the episode to hear Dick Barrett discuss how the Holy Spirit is at work during this time and to hear his reflections on how the Holy Spirit can form us through spiritual disciplines, such as scripture reading and prayer. Also mentioned in this podcast is the Ohio Conference initiative to read through the New Testament together. For more information, including a scripture reading sc ..read more
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Ohio Conference Cast Update
Ohio Conference Cast
by Corben Weaver Boshart and Ramon Lianez
2y ago
Ohio Conference Cast returns! In this episode Jacob Dodson and Thomas Dunn share ideas for the podcast in a new season, announce a number of upcoming Ohio Conference events, and reflect on the recent gathering of Ohio Conference pastors and credentialed leaders in Plain City. Thomas says, “I think Ohio Conference is at its best when we are listening to each other and we’re in relationship with each other.” You are invited to join in the conversation. If you have an idea for a podcast episode, or you would be willing to host an episode, please contact Assistant Moderator Paula Snyder Belousek ..read more
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