Rev. John Gant, Ohio Conference Minister, and Cathy Green, Ohio Conference Board Moderator, attended our December 9 special meeting. The Board received our formal request to become one Association, which they considered at their December 8 board meeting. The Board affirmed our request and additional work will need to be done to work out details. Final approval will be an item of business at the next Conference Gathering. We plan to live and work as one Association. Watch for a contest to decide upon a name for our collaboration.