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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio encourages clergy to take the Generous Church Leadership Course offered by Discipleship Ministries. The course helps clergy develop their understanding and confidence for leading congregations toward growth in generosity. The first five WOC clergy who contact the Foundation about their intention to enroll will receive a coupon code to receive a free Early Bird course fee! Please contact Susan Black at sblack [at] wo... continue reading
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
United Methodists will gather for worship, attend Bible studies and join in ministries such as housing the homeless and feeding the hungry on May 1 as they do most Sundays.  That same day, organizers of the Global Methodist Church plan to mark the official launch of their new, theologically conservative breakaway denomination. But don’t expect things in the 13-million member, international United Methodist Church to look much different come Monday morning.  B... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022
The 53rd Session of the West Ohio Annual Conference is fast approaching. Under the theme, Becoming, we will worship, hold celebrations of ministry, and care for the business of our annual conference. As we look forward to conferencing together, there are several details to make note of: Ordination, May 10 at 4 p.m. at Stonybrook United Methodist Church, Gahanna (In-person and live-streamed on Westohioumc.org and Facebook) Retirement Service, May 15 at... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022
The Unfinished Church is a new podcast focusing on the holy work of antiracism hosted by United Methodist Bishops LaTrelle Easterling, Michael McKee, and Gregory Palmer. The first episode premieres Thursday May 19! Guests include Brian McLaren, Nadia Bolz-Weber Opal Lee, Eboo Patel, Fred Shaw and Willie Jennings. Tune in every other Thursday on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit theunfinishedchurch.org t... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022
Registration is open for Bishop Palmer’s upcoming Leadership Clinic featuring Father Greg Boyle on Monday, May 9 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.  Father Gregory Boyle, the beloved Jesuit priest and author of the inspirational bestsellers, Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir, will share a call to witness the transformative power of tenderness, rooted in his lifetime of experience counseling gang members in Los Angeles. Father Greg will share how those at Homeboy... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022
UMCOR and Global Ministries have released $2 million to help refugees of war in Ukraine and the surrounding countries.   In the short video below, General Secretary of UMCOR and Global Ministries Roland Fernandes provides an update on the impact your financial giving is having in the region. This year, the West Ohio Annual Conference offering will support the International Disaster Response Advance Special which supports these efforts in Ukraine. Click here... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022
Thanks to apportionments, seven campus ministries will be receiving funding to be in ministry with students in 2022. Campus Ministries help young adults experience Christian community in life changing ways. In fact, one of the Toledo Campus Ministry’s alumnae, Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor, has been featured as a leading United Methodist Clergywoman in the Cal-Nevada Annual Conference. A native of Tokyo Japan, Motoe Yamada was an active student leader on campus at Th... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022
What is Easter Season For? And What Comes Next? For Christians, Easter is not just one day - it's a season of 50 days, a week of weeks, derived in its length from the fifty days between Passover and Pentecost (which means fiftieth) in Judaism. Easter season begins at sunset on the eve of Easter and ends with Pentecost, the day we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church (see Acts 2). Easter season is more than an extended celebration... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022
Registration is open for Bishop Palmer’s upcoming Leadership Clinic featuring Father Greg Boyle on Monday, May 9 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.  Father Gregory Boyle, the beloved Jesuit priest and author of the inspirational bestsellers, Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir, will share a call to witness the transformative power of tenderness, rooted in his lifetime of experience counseling gang members in Los Angeles. Father Greg will share how those at Homeboy... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022
Along with flowers and warm weather, springtime often brings tornadoes and floods, in West Ohio and beyond. One way of assisting the survivors of these natural disasters is to prepare UMCOR hygiene and cleaning kits. From May 16-June 13, the West Ohio Conference will be collecting completed hygiene kits and cleaning kits (flood buckets). Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Pawnee, IL, our North Central Jurisdiction UMCOR Depot, will collect the items and ve... continue reading