Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017
  Saturday, July 15, 2017 Concord UMC 1123 S. Main Street, Englewood 10am - 1pm "Your church matters in the building of relationships with children!!"   "But we don't have any children!"    "Every community has children, whether they are in the church or not, and God is calling us to value them."   Come to our innovative event and brainstorm with us about "linking" to our communities for the purpose of  valuing children and their families in a way that m... continue reading
Monday, Jun 12, 2017
Though it was a cold and windy evening, we had a great turnout! Nine different types of cookies and color changing cups made it a fun night!           Left to right:  At-Large Delegates to Annual Conference Barbara Lynch (Urbana UMC) and  Patti  Mohr (Enon UMC, wife to Rev. Jeff Mohr) and Rev. Cindee Johnson (Fletcher UMC). Left to right: Rev. Jeff Mohr (Enon UMC) and Lin Lynch (lay delegate from Urbana UMC) Rev. Leroy Chambliss (Stillwater UMC, Assista... continue reading
Friday, Jun 2, 2017
Pastors...  Bring your families out for fun, food and games at the pool at the United Theological Seminary on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 4 - 7pm!  Please register so that we can plan for food and life guards.   Register Here:
Thursday, Jun 1, 2017
Join us @ High Street UMC, 230 E. High Street, Springfield, OH  45505 July 22, 2017 from 9am – 4pm Spend the day with creative specialist, author and worship coach Jason Moore in an event designed for churches of all sizes, budgets and means.  Whether your church has screens in worship, you are thinking about it, or have decided against them, this seminar has something for you!   Best experienced as a team, The Creative Worship Conference and Resource Retreat i... continue reading
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, 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... continue reading
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.... continue reading
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... continue reading
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... continue reading
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... continue reading