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Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
 High Street United Methodist Church is proud to be hosting the Unique and Unified Youth Conference on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  We are extending this invitation to you and would be honored if your church and youth group could come and participate in this wonderful event. The Unique and Unified Youth Conference is a community youth event that is full of powerful worship, great teaching, fun and unity among youth within the community.  Bringing our youth togeth... continue reading
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
The world has changed. DO WE HAVE A VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CHURCH? Fresh Expressions Vision Days are one-day, interactive-learning experiences that inspire and equip individuals, church leaders and denominations to pioneer new ways to be the Church. At the Vision Day you will discover: How Fresh Expressions are renewing the church around the world What it means to be a Mission-Shaped Church Tools for starting Fresh Expressions in your area I’m inviting... continue reading
Monday, Feb 5, 2018
Normandy UMC is hosting a House of Worship Security Training program on March 24th from 9am - 4pm.  The training is being conducted by experienced Ohio law enforcement officers who are members of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association.  The training is targed to church leadership, staff, security teams and clergy.  The objective is to inform and educate attendees on how to prevent, avoid and control risks to our staff, congregation, chidlren and visitors associa... continue reading
Friday, Feb 2, 2018
Empowered to Connect - a 2-day (10-6 both days) simulcast helping parents, counselors, therapists, teachers, foster parents, kids ministry workers and clergy, serve children from hard places.  Hosted by Rev. Dr. Dan & Erin Gildner at Stillwater UMC on April 13-14, 2018. If you parent, teach or minister to kids from hard places, children with any kind of trauma or you just want to learn better skills for parenting, come! This has been liberating for us and w... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018
So what happens in an emergency at your church—lost child, unresponsive adult, accident, a 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 how to: Use the Assessment Tool for safety and security in and around your church. Develop Emergency Plans for a multitude of emergencies in and around your church. Plan so that a Crisi... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018
Justin and Trisha Davis, founders of RefineUs Ministries, are bringing their dynamic marriage conference to Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S County Rd 25A in Tipp City, on Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10. The couple has been featured on shows such as Focus on the Family, Family Life Today and other nationally syndicated programs and at conferences like Catalyst. They know all too well the dangers of settling for an ordinary marriage. Their own failure to reco... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018
Dear Ones in Christ Jesus: For nearly a year now, week by week, one of our United Methodist Annual Conferences has focused its prayer energy on Praying Our Way Forward. Each Annual Conference was assigned a week to focus in this way. The week for West Ohio to lead the way in prayer, especially in light of the work of the Commission On A Way Forward and the called session of the General Conference, is January 7-13, 2018. So on Sunda... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018
Work as Worship Retreat Church of the Cross United Methodist 3121 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, Ohio 45429 February 23, 2018   God has a purpose for us on this earth. Our calling is to be in mission with God where God has placed us. Since many people spend the majority of their waking hours on the job, we need to stop compartmentalizing life into “spiritual activities” and “work activities.” How are we living examples of the gospel while we work?   You’re invited... continue reading
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Is your church looking for ways to reach more people across lines of race, age and class? Are you looking for new ideas and concepts to build a more just and equitable community? Join Religion & Race (GCORR) and the United Methodist Church 4 All People (C4AP) for a series of 4 webinars beginning November 29th and running through February of 2018. The webinars are engagement sessions in which participants will learn more about the three foundational princi... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
 Please continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. Please also pray for the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and many volunteers in The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, Río Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and Central Texas Conference who are working tirelessly to provide relief after Harvey.    2. Make reli... continue reading