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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
The Preachers’ Relief Society is a voluntary, non-profit benevolent organization of clergy and their families in the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. It is an affiliated organization of the conference. Begun in 1837, PRS predates pensions and medical insurance in the conference and the denomination. Ministers in the former Cincinnati Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church decided that an organization such as The Preachers’ Relief Socie... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages of the General Conference: English, French, Portuguese and Swahili. The report will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Subject to final copy editing, the report will be printed in the Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) in November. Here is a statement from the moderators of the Commission and the President of... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018
The Miami Valley District invites you to submit “A Strategic Plan for Bold Ministry Ideas.” As a district, we are embracing the symbolism of a bridge and challenging ourselves to build bridges to those who need the love, grace, mercy, and justice of Jesus Christ. We want to hear how you see God guiding you into creative ways of reaching out in ministry and attracting others to follow Jesus Christ. As Jesus went about his work, he built bridges to those he encou... continue reading
Friday, Jul 20, 2018
The West Ohio Conference is currently seeking an Administrative Coordinator for the Council on Development and Office of CFO. This full-time position supports the Executive Director of COD, the Chief Financial Officer, both members of the Bishop’s executive staff, and the Associate Director of COD. This position works with church leaders, pastors, and a host of individual donors from across the West Ohio Conference. Because of the range of responsibilities, ada... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching the next phase of Praying Our Way Forward in anticipation of the 2019 Special General Conference. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church's way forward for 15 minutes daily, from August to December 2016. This was followed by Phase 2, which resulted in 18 continuous months of daily individual and corporate prayer by faithful members of a... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
If you care for God's Creation and are called to guide your church's response to environmental crises, we invite you to attend the first offering of the Environmental Stewardship Advanced Course. Intended to develop a cadre of UMC laypersons to lead local church efforts in caring for the environment and ensuring ecojustice, this course is open to any layperson in the Conference regardless of their previous association with the Certified Lay Servant program. The... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
The purpose of Stewardship 101: Growing Generous Givers is to equip local churches to develop generous stewards to advance their mission and vision. However, the culture of a smaller church has many nuances that prevent application of some strategies. Toward that end, a workshop focused on smaller churches has been developed that takes into consideration the unique issues of smaller congregations, both rural and urban. Pastors, finance committee members, stewar... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Family Camp is a retreat where your whole family can enjoy summer camp fun while strengthening family bonds and learning more about Jesus. This is the 36th year for Family Camp at Camp Widewater. Throughout the week of July 18-22, you will explore family and faith through worship and other learning sessions. Experience and trust God through inter-generational worship, vespers, and singing. Meet with friends while enjoying volleyball, swimming, archery, and kidd... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Join Bishop Gregory V. Palmer for an evening of inspiration, worship, testimony and sharing. All West Ohio United Methodists are encouraged to attend. Each event is FREE; however, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for dinner and to receive printed materials. Each person wanting to attend MUST complete a registration form. Dinner will start at 6:00 pm and programming will begin at 6:45 pm and end at 8:30 pm. September 5 at Groesbeck UMC in Cincinnati S... continue reading
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018
The members of the 2018 West Ohio Conference passed the following changes in the Clergy Vacation Policy. If you have questions regarding the following information, please speak with your district superintendent. Vacation Policy Time for vacation, continuing education, Sabbath and formational renewal are extremely important to every person involved in professional ministry.  There must be times of recreation, study and re-centering in each clergy’s life. The Wes... continue reading