2022 District Conference

2022 District Conference

 Our 2022 District Conference is days away!  Our theme is Allelon:  We the Church (One Another, Mutually, Together), Hebrews 10:24.  A full agenda is planned including worship, insight sessions, business sessions, an ice cream social and more.

District Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, August 12 & 13, 2022 at Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren in Defiance, Ohio.  The deadline to register for meals is past, but you can still Register online for the conference.  

 All the information is in the District Conference Agenda Booklet.


2021-2022 District Conference
Officers and Central Committee

Moderator, Brian Layman – 2023 (Ashland First)
Moderator-Elect, James Washington – 2024 (Elm Street / Pleasant View)
Past Moderator, Brad Kelley – 2022 (East Chippewa)
Clerk, Ashley Harris – 2024 (Freeburg)
Fern Dews – 2022 (East Nimishillen)
Christine Harkless – 2023 (Elm Street)
Jane Matz – 2024 (Ashland Dickey)

Peace Auction
After 2 years without an in-person Peace Auction, the Peace Auction is back along with a full District Conference!  The Peace Task Team organizes the auction to raise money for the District Peace Endowment Fund.  This fund supports District peace education efforts.  See flyer for more information

Conference Location

Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren
6970 Domersville Road, Ohio 43512

Lodging Information
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Defiance, Ohio.  Please click here for reservation information and additional lodging options.

2022 Offerings and Service Project

During our 2021 District Conference at Springfield Church last summer, we had so many positive comments about the offering boxes that we decided to repeat that this year. It allows people to contribute whatever they most want to support without any feeling of pressure and is Covid-safe. There will be boxes for Conference expenses, and for Brethren Disaster Ministries. The destination for the latter will be announced later, depending upon the particular needs of the world at the time.

We will also be collecting Hygiene Kits for Church World Service for the most-needed location at the time. These kits must include the following items gathered into a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure: Remove excess air.

1 hand towel approximately 15 x 28 to 16 x 32 inches. (No fingertip, bath, dish, or micro-fiber)
1 washcloth
1 wide-tooth comb (removed from packaging)
1 fingernail or toenail clipper (removed from packaging)
1 bath size bar of soap (in original packaging)
1 toothbrush (in original package)
10 standard size Band-aids

Hygiene Kits Flyer

Do not include toothpaste in the kits. Toothpaste with an extended expiration date will be added to kits at New Windsor. Please do not include any items that are not on this list.

You can make this a local challenge to see who can put together the most kits. Different Sunday School classes or fellowship groups could compete to see who can show more love to Jesus by helping more people who are needy.

Thank you!

Fern Dews, Central Committee Member and Publicity Coordinator