Northwest Ohio Association United Church of Christ
Tiffin OH

44883



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Welcome to Northwest Ohio Association, Ohio Conference, United Church of Christ, a “community of communities.” We celebrate God is Still Speaking to us in faith and service, ministries and missions, and worship and fellowship. Explore our site to know who we are as people, churches, and followers of Jesus Christ.

“No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are always welcome here.”



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Northwest Ohio Association United Church of Christ
416 Wentz Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
United States
Phone: 419-447-8323
Fax: 419-447-6727
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Rev. Daniel L. Busch
Rev. Daniel L. Busch
Association Minister
416 Wentz Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
United States
Phone: 419-447-8323
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Matthew 17:20

...If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

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Rev. Busch began serving NWOA on November 1, 2005. Dan is a graduate of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (M.Div.) in 1971 and University of Northern Colorado (BA in Music Education) in 1967. He has done Doctor of Ministry studies at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and United Theological Seminary in Dayton. Prior to becoming Association Minister, Rev. Busch served churches in Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. He is a native of Colorado and is an organist and pianist, and admits to playing the accordion and violin on rare occasions. Dan lives in Tiffin and is the father of two adult children: Alison (graduate student in dietary health management and certified Yoga instructor) lives in Falmouth, Maine; Christopher (a certified welder and supervisor at a shipyard) lives in Newport News, Virginia.   Edit
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Upcoming Events

2020 – PERIODIC SUPPORT CONSULTATION

Date: Thursday, March 12 or Saturday, October 10
Location: Northwest Ohio Association UCC Office, 416 Wentz St., Tiffin
Time: 9:00 am – Noon (lite snacks available)

NORTHWEST OHIO ASSOCIATION LAY SCHOOL OF RELIGION

The NWOA Lay School of Religion is open to all lay members of the Association who wish to grow and be enriched, whether in their personal life, or for further opportunities to serve God. Individuals may take a single class or more, or complete the course of study to become a graduate of Lay School.

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History of the church

The churches in The Northwest Ohio Association have a rich and diverse history. All four of the main predecessor denominations of the United Church of Christ are represented here. The history includes German, Swiss, Welsh and Hungarian immigrants, as well as the Congregational migration from New England. These historical traditions remain apparent in some of our churches to this day.

June 25, 1957
United Church of Christ was formed.

October 25, 1963:
Northwest Ohio Association of the Ohio Conference was created. Trinity Church in Tiffin was the place of this historic gathering bringing together 134 congregations from the Central North Association (CC), the Northwest Ohio Association (CC) and the Northwest Ohio Synod (E&R). Rev. Dr. Paul W. Kohler was elected the first Association Minister (1957-1976) and Rev. Paul Rohrbaugh was the first Association Moderator. A constitution was adopted and Tiffin was named as the location of the Association office. The original structural make up of the Conference was to be three staff persons for each Association. These included an Association Minister, a Director of Religious Education and a Minister for Parish Programs. The Association became aware of the difficulty in supporting three fulltime staff. Lucille Frost was initially hired as the Director of Religious Education. She was succeeded by Ralph Quellhorst who served as Minister for Parish Programs with an emphasis on Religious Education.

May 6-7, 1964
The first annual meeting of the Association was held at First Church, Lima.

1974-1977
The “Small Church Cluster Council” was initiated through a grant from UCBHM and generous donations of local churches in the Association. This ministry connected fifteen churches in Seneca and Wyandot Counties. Rev. Robert Haskins joined the staff as the full-time director. The “Small Church Cluster” continues to meet on a voluntary basis.

1977
Rev. Dr. Roger D. Perl came to serve as our Association Minister. They entered into a shared program staff configuration with the Ohio Conference. A staff person would work fifty percent for the Association and fifty percent for the Conference.

1979-1980
Asish Kumar Mondal, Church of South India served as Missionary in Residence. Asish brought gifts of spirituality, global perspective and scholarship to this enriching program.

1987
The Association purchased the office building at 416 Wentz St. in Tiffin. The capital campaign was supported by 100% of our churches.

1989
Rev. Martha Due was elected as the Associate Association Minister after the shared program staff design in the Ohio Conference ended.

1996
Rev. Dr. Roger Perl retired as our Association Minister. Rev. Martha Due became the Designated
Association Minister.

1998-2000
The Association entered a Jubilee Discernment period under the leadership of Rev. Martha Due and Rev. Christine Boardman who was the designated Associate Association Minister. Rev. Barry Bordenkicher began serving as part-time Minister for Nurture and Development in 1999.

2000 - 2005
Rev. Char Burch came as our Interim Association Minister. The Association with assistance from the Center for Parish Development entered a visioning process. We are in the infancy stages of living into our new structure as " A Community of communities."

2005 - Present
Rev. Daniel L. Busch was called as the Association Minister beginning November 1, 2005   Edit


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