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Monday, Oct 15, 2018
ERT members are some of the first on site after a disaster, however teams must always wait for an invitation before deployment. Both North Carolina and South Carolina have extended invitations for Early Response Teams to help with disaster clean up, relief and recovery.  If you would like to lead an ERT team or be paired up with an existing team, please contact Kris Shoaf at kshoaf [at] wocumc.org, or you can visit the  West Ohio Disaster Response Efforts  pag... continue reading
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
Is your church using Facebook Live for worship? Do you have permission to "broadcast" music performed by your choir or praise band? Do real estate matters make your head spin? How can we protect the people of our churches from harassment?   These are just a few of the topics to be covered at The West Ohio Conference's 22nd Annual Legal Forum will be held on Friday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Ohio Northern University Law School in Ada, Ohio. Topics w... continue reading
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
TITLE: VIM Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC), Mission Drive, Pawnee, IL  62558 DATE: November 11, 2018 (Sunday Evening) to November 17, 2018 (Saturday morning) MMDC receives, sorts, packs, and prepares for shipment of disaster response goods and humanitarian aid. Includes UMCOR kits, cleaning buckets, desks, bicycles and sewing machines. Volunteer work for all levels of effort, from sit-down to more strenuous activities. Volunteer lodging on-site. C... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
All West Ohio clergy are invited to the 2018 Clergy Day Apart on Tuesday, December 4, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Bethel International UMC in Columbus. The Clergy Day Apart is for all active clergy serving in ministry in The West Ohio Conference. This year's speaker will be Rev. Magrey deVega, Senior Pastor at Hyde Park UMC in Florida. In addition to being a pastor, Rev. deVega is the author of 10 books, his latest being Hope in Hard Times: Lessons on Faith from... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018
World Communion Sunday is October 7, 2018. This is one of six Special Sundays in The United Methodist Church and commemorates the world-wide and connectional nature of the UMC. The United Methodist Church has created a wide selection of resources to celebrate this Sunday in your congregation, including Facebook images and videos, worship videos, e-books, infographics, bulletin inserts, and more. Click here to download resources for free.
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018
As Hurricane Florence continues its path toward the east coast, the people of The West Ohio Conference are asked to pray for those who will be impacted by the storm. At present, the Category 4 hurricane is expected to strike land late Thursday or early Friday, with strong winds and rain coming as early as Wednesday evening. Hurricane and storm surge watches have already been issued, and major inland and river flooding is also expected. More than one million peo... continue reading
Thursday, Sep 6, 2018
October 30th, Findlay, OH Sometimes you have to break out of your current ways of doing things in order to break through to a better future. In partnership with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s Office of Reentry, the Summit is designed to inspire, equip, and engage you in more meaningful and impactful ministry with members, families, and neighbors who are living through an incarceration or reentry experience. We are excited to have some of... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
Early Response Teams are needed in Wisconsin to assist in the aftermath of recent severe weather. A number of tornadoes and high winds ripped across central Wisconsin on August 28, 2018, resulting in massive destruction and flooding. Up to 7 counties have been declared a State of Emergency and the clean up phase has just begun.   Ways you can respond: Send donations to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response Advance #901670. Pray for those impacted by the storms as well... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
The West Ohio Conference is seeking a full-time, on-site Director for Camp Wesley, one of our three conference-owned camps in Bellefontaine, OH. As a member of our Camping & Retreat Ministries team, the Wesley Camp Director will be a spiritually-led, dynamic, energetic, dedicated, and experienced camping professional who will lead and oversee our growing camping and retreat ministry. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing day to... continue reading
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