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Friday, Jun 21, 2019
On June 8, 526 students graduated from Africa University, including two youth from the Kamina Children's Home, Chantal and Claudia. Most of the students are first-generation college graduates, and 54.6 percent are women. The university has a current full-time enrollment of 1,800 students, a 97 percent graduation rate and more than 9,000 alumni as of June 2019. More than 90 percent of Africa University's graduates have remained on the continent of Africa. Read M... continue reading
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
Etna United Methodist Church will host the African Children's Choir on Tuesday, July 16, at 7:00 pm on their 'Just As I Am' Hymns Tour. The African Children's Choir was created in 1984 in the midst of Uganda's civil war as a way to support orphaned children. Donations raised by the tour have gone to support orphanages, schools, literacy programs, water wells, and other relief and development programs. Etna UMC is located at 500 Pike Street, Etna, OH.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
It's "moving season" for United Methodist clergy across the United States. If your congregation is welcoming a new pastor this year, take a moment to discover 50 ideas for saying a "healthy" goodbye and providing genuine welcome, thanks to this article from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. In addition, let's keep in our prayers all clergy, clergy spouses, and clergy children who will be transitioning to new homes, churches, and communities in the coming... continue reading
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
Since the Memorial Day tornadoes that rocked several Ohio communities, 2,167 West Ohio volunteers have reported giving 13,893 hours to help with disaster response efforts across the Conference. This includes Early Response Teams, congregations, youth, and community residents who came to churches and disaster sites to help out. And more help is needed! Efforts are currently underway in Trotwood and Logan County, OH, and the needs in the Dayton area are still bei... continue reading
Sunday, Jun 2, 2019
A series of devastating tornadoes and severe storms ripped West Ohio, leaving one dead and more than 200 injured. Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in Greene, Mercer and Montgomery counties. Your contributions to West Ohio Disaster Reponse are desperately needed and greatly appreciated. To donate click here.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Do you have a gift for organizing people and resources for success? Do you enjoy serving others, supporting others and assisting others in their ministry work? If you answered "yes" to these first two questions, you are exhibiting the spiritual gifts of administration and helping. So far so good. What about your spiritual walk...are you a Christ follower and growing in your faith? And finally, do you speak Spanish? If you answered "yes" to all four questions, w... continue reading
Thursday, May 30, 2019
There are many ways you can keep up-to-date with everything happening at the 2019 West Ohio Annual Conference. News News from the week's events will be posted on www.westohioumc.org and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/westohioumc).   Live Stream Watch the live stream of the Annual Conference Worship Services, Episcopal Address, Awards and Recognitions, and the Celebration of Ministry Service on The West Ohio Conference homepage at www.westohioumc.org and on Faceb... continue reading
Thursday, May 30, 2019
As we gather for the 50th session of the West Ohio Annual Conference, the Conference's Election Team co-chairs, Cyndy Garn and Bruce Boyd, would like to remind voting members of a few important items: All persons, created in God's image, are of inestimable worth. Unity is one of God's gifts to the Church. Every election should be a corporate discernment process. Elections should reflect the rich diversity of our conference. Elections should include theologi... continue reading
Thursday, May 30, 2019
By Kay Panovec A woman sweeps dirt off her front porch, seemingly oblivious that her entire house is in shambles. Windows blown out, uprooted trees, power lines strewn across the road and vehicles slammed against homes. Yet, she sweeps. The neighborhood is eerily quiet, the silence broken by the sound of footsteps. People carry wet clothes, photo albums and sparse but salvageable items to a waiting truck. In Northridge Township near Dayton, Ohio, a man nurses h... continue reading
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
A series of devastating tornadoes and severe storms ripped through 17 counties in the western half of Ohio, leaving one dead and about 90 injured. Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency for three counties that suffered serious damage including Greene, Mercer and Montgomery. The National Weather Service reports that each county was hit by EF3 tornadoes with winds up to 165 miles an hour. The hardest-hit areas were the cities of Celina, Dayton, Trotwo... continue reading