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Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
Why am I a Wesleyan Christian? In one word - Grace! "You are saved by God's grace because of your faith. This salvation is God's gift. It's not something you possessed. It's not something you did that you can be proud of. Instead, we are God's accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives." -Ephesians 2:8-10 (CEB) I was raised in a church that spent a lot of time teaching ab... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
Kathi is a law and order person whose grandparents emigrated to the US just prior to WWII. Eventually called to the order of clergy, Kathi served an urban church with a growing Spanish-speaking population. She overheard her Anglo members in the hallways wondering how they could connect with their new neighbors. Soon, they offered an English as a Second Language course (ESL) taught by their own members. Kathi carried this experience with her to her new church on... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
Are you a youth group, women's group, men's group, or young adult group, with a desire to serve and learn? Your group is invited to come and serve for a week (Sunday-Friday) next summer alongside ministries in Cincinnati participating in building projects, day camps, delivering furniture, communing with those who are experiencing homelessness and sickness, and more. Registration is now open for Summer Impact 2020 with SUPER Early Bird pricing of $190/participan... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church supports a wide variety of mission partners, both local and global. Each month, we will join together in praying for our brothers and sisters doing mission and ministry around the world. The U.S. criminal justice system has become anything but 'just.' With only 4.4% of the world's population, the United States contains nearly 25% of the world's prisoners, imprisoning its residents at a higher rate than cou... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
The Council of Bishops invites applications for two programs designed to strengthen ecumenical and inter-religious relationships. Groups within annual conferences can apply for 2020 local initiatives grants in the amount of $1,000 for special projects related to ecumenism. United Methodist young adults between the ages of 22-30 can apply for a scholarship to attend the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland. The deadline to apply for both programs is Septe... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
With all the toxicity in our dialogue today as United Methodists, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on why I have given my life to this denomination, and even deeper, to this Wesleyan theology. I am one that was born into the church. My grandfather was a pastor for 47 years, starting out in the United Brethren denomination, then becoming EUB with the merger, who then retired as a United Methodist.   I, on the other hand, was only six years old... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
If you are a medical professional and have ever thought about joining a mission team, we have the perfect opportunity for you! The West Ohio Conference is looking for medical professionals who would be interested in going on a mission journey to Rio Bravo, Mexico, September 11-15, 2019. We are specifically looking for providers, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, etc. The team could also use non-medical personnel as well. The cost is $300 plus airfare. If you are intere... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
On Saturday, September 7, Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church will host a children's ministry training called, "Secret Sauce: 3 Basic Ingredients for a Jesus-Centered Children's Ministry." This half-day training from Group is filled with practical, hands-on takeaways that will help your church build a ministry that focuses on what Jesus says matters most. Cost is $40 per person. The training will be held from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm at 5125 Drake Rd, Cincinnati... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
Does your church's food pantry, meal program, or other outreach ministry want to do voter registration? The Hunger Network in Ohio is working with other state and national partners to try a new voter registration program in 2019. In Ohio, as in many other states, low-income, African American, and other minority groups are drastically under-represented in our state and national elections. The drop-off is even larger in local and municipal elections that impact o... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
In recognition of church leaders who are caring for traumatized communities and individuals in West Ohio following recent flooding and tornadoes, United Theological Seminary is offering a 50% discount to its 2019 Summer Preaching Seminar for pastors and church leaders in The West Ohio Conference. This year's Summer Preaching Seminar focuses on Trauma-Aware Ministry, providing practical and proactive teaching on nurturing hope, healing and resilience in the wake... continue reading