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Friday, May 5, 2017
Join Pastor Gene and Drema Phelps as they travel to the Holy Land, April 17 - 26, 2018.  See attached flyer for details.
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
Trotwood, OH (February 21, 2017) - Neighbors, community members, volunteers and The Point Church will join efforts to make a difference in the Trotwood community – Saturday, March 25, 9am-3pm as they demolish the interior of Higgins Station – a bar closed after two deaths occurred in 2008 and 2009. The (Cross) Point Shopping Center has come a long way since 2012 when The Point – A Ginghamsburg Church Worship Community opened its doors in the YMCA, 506 E. Main S... (read more)
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
Church Takes Ash Wednesday to the Streets of Dayton DAYTON, OH (February 10, 2017) - On Ash Wednesday, March 1, Ginghamsburg Church will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton from 11am-1pm. Ginghamsburg Church is part of a nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interest... (read more)
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017
NEW in 2017!  West Ohio Conference “Traction Tracks” ….to help your congregation gain traction and begin to move forward towards new vitality! West Ohio’s Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI), a focused training/coaching/resourcing initiative of the Episcopal office and cabinet that has included several dozen congregations and pastors over the last six years, has identified a number of key components that we’ve seen can provide a congregation of any... (read more)
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
SAFETY & SECURITY IN THE CHURCH - plus   - THE DIFFICULTIES OF OPIATE & HEROIN ADDICTION So what happens in an emergency at your church-lost child, unresponsive adult, accident, disorderly person, gas line break, smoke, tornado, utility failure, intruder or active shooter?  Who directs the members?  What’s the plan?  Who to call?  We should know.  Come and learn: To use the Assessment Tool for safety and security in and around your church. Develop Em... (read more)
Friday, Dec 2, 2016
More Than "Nothing" The following is an excerpt from an Advent Devotional written by Rev. Linda Middelberg, Capitol Area North Superintendent:   My Old Testament professor said that a better translation of the Hebrew in Genesis 1:1 is “When God began to create.”  Even before there was time or space, there was God!  I have never liked the idea of “creation from nothing.”  There was never “nothing” because there was always God.  I like to think of it like this.... (read more)
Friday, Nov 11, 2016
God is on the move on Xenia Avenue!  On Saturday, October 29th, hundreds of children and their families flooded Xenia Avenue and New Hope Church for Trunk or Treat (see attached picture).  Several families returned the following day to join us for worship and, last weekend (Nov. 6th), 260 people attended two worship services at New Hope Church, a new attendance record for New Hope.  20 servants from Christ UMC South Campus invaded to provide and serve dinner an... (read more)
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Many of you have been working to understand what implications, if any, the proposed December 1 FLSA changes would have on your church or organization. Last Tuesday a Texas federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking the implementation of the proposed changes. For the time being, that means all the current parameters of the FLSA remain in effect. As a recap, these are the highlights: Determine an employee’s exempt or not-exempt status by examining the... (read more)
Friday, Sep 9, 2016
One of my parishioners is a foster parent for Montgomery County and has brought to our attention a dire need for additional foster parents for local children ages 5+. Centerville United Methodist is hosting an informational session by a trainer from Montgomery County Children Services on Thursday Sept 22nd at 6:30pm to explain the need, talk about what it means to be a foster parent, who is eligible since there are a lot of incorrect assumptions out there, and... (read more)
Friday, Sep 9, 2016
Ware's Chapel UMC is hosting Prayer in the Park:  Battling Heroin Addiction Through Prayer on Thursday, September 29th at 7pm in Van Ausdal Park.  The park adjoins our church at 1060 Foos Road, West Manchester, Ohio 45392. Join us for an evening of Scripture, prayer, and music as we seek God's guidance in battling the heroin epidemic in our community.  Following our time of worship, there will be resources available.  We welcome addicts, family members, and tho... (read more)