Mark Your Calendar for the Next Bean Dinner
March 17, 2022

WATCH the 2021 Central Ohio Beanless Dinner 

Modified Event for 2021
The Central Ohio Preacher's Association is excited to announce that this year’s Bean Dinner is a go and will occur Thursday, March 18 - albeit in a different format.  Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the event will go live from the Heath Church of Christ before a limited audience and made available via livestream to satellite locations across the region. Unfortunately the Bean Dinner will be without beans, as well.

Speaker and Music
We’re thrilled to have Gary L. Johnson (Executive director of e2 Effective Elders) coming to provide the evening’s message and featured music will be provided by The Bean Boys.  The featured music will begin at 6:30 pm followed by the worship service at 7:00 pm.

Host Churches
Thus far, the following locations have signed on to host:

  • Palmyra Church of Christ (Fredericktown)
  • Fifth Street Church of Christ (Beverly)
  • Rocky Fork Church of Christ (Newark)
  • Sunbury Christian Church (Sunbury)
  • Utica Church of Christ (Utica)
  • Alexandria Church of Christ (Alexandria)
  • Meadowview Church of Christ (Frazeysburg)
  • Central Christian Church (Mt. Vernon)
  • Mt Gilead Church of Christ (Mt Gilead)
  • Croton Church of Christ (Croton)
  • Madison Christian Church (Groveport)
  • Hocking Hills Church of Christ (Logan, OH)
  • MeElroy Road Church of Christ (Mansfield, OH)
  • Shenandoah Christian Church (Shiloh, OH)
  • Heath Church of Christ (Heath)

Who To Contact

You are welcome to attend at any of these locations, or you can sign on to host the event at your local congregation. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Doug Swan at or by phone at (740) 892-3838. A private YouTube link and Zoom Meeting link will be provided to all hosting locations prior to the event.
We will be receiving a mission offering on behalf of Lifeline Christian Mission. Offerings will be collected at each satellite location on the night of the event.  If you would like to contribute individually, you can make checks payable to the Central Ohio Preachers Association and forward to Palmyra Church of Christ, Attn: Troy Northrop, 21184 Zolman Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019.  

Bonus Session
We’re privileged to have Gary Johnson provide a bonus session for ministers and elders on March 18 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Heath Church of Christ. He will be providing valuable encouragement from the Bible on strengthening Elder/Minister relationships. If you are interested in attending the bonus session, please contact Doug Swan at the information referenced above to register.

We look forward to being with you on March 18!