OMD Newsletter Release

District Assembly 2015

District Assembly 2015 will take place on March 27-28, 2015 at the Niagara Falls Convention¬†Center, Niagara Falls, NY as a joint event with the St.¬† Lawrence District. Our theme is Strong Roots, Broad Wings and our keynote speaker is Rev. Scott Tayler, Director of Congregational Life of the UUA. Gould Lecture will be presented by Rev. Tom Chulak, retired District Executive of the OMD and SLD districts. Some very important votes will be taking place at this year’s district assembly as well as discussion on the topic of regionalization. Start planning now to make sure your congregation has it’s full complement of delegates! Registration now open at

Winter (Institute) is Coming!

WI is all the fun and socializing of SI without the hectic schedule. There are frosty outdoor activities like sledding, hiking and cross country skiing. For those who choose to stay in their slippers all weekend, there is a beautiful lodge with its many cozy corners and fireplaces. The pool and hot tub are truly a wintertime treat. There will be daily morning and evening casual worship services, morning water aerobics (after worship,) pre-dinner cocktail hour in the hospitality suite, and breakfast and dinner meals are included with registration. There are fellow UUs always ready to play board games or to join in the community jigsaw puzzle. We have wonderful community worship services and great conversations. Winter Institute is February 13-16 at Salt Fork State Park near Cambridge, OH. Registration is now open!. Details and links online at

Youth Trainings Available

Looking for Youth Trainings? Fundamentals of Healthy Youth Ministry is being offered at the Toledo congregation March 20-22, 2015. Chaplain Training (for youth, young adults and adults) is being offered at the Kent church April 24-26, 2015. Registration is open for both events. Learn more and register at

Looking for Resources and Help?

The CERG On Demand Learning Center offers videos of webinars and workshops on your time schedule. All congregational life topics covered. Newly redesigned and updated! Check it out at

Beth Casebolt
District Administrator
Ohio Meadville District
Phone: 740-297-6966 Fax: 866-460-7969
PO Box 157
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Services of the OMD Office are provided through the generous donations of our congregations through your district and APF dues.