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Friday, Jun 3, 2016
May 2, 2016 (Dayton, Ohio) When two churches work together, good things happen. Two Dayton, Ohio churches—Centerville United Methodist Church and Christ United Methodist Church—combined their mission teams to help the West Ohio Conference Camp Otterbein build two wilderness tree houses for campers to use in the summer.  Each church has an Emergency Response Team (ERT) prepared for deployment to natural disaster sites where the West Ohio Conference has a presen... continue reading
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Miami Valley District is On Fire! There are many things to celebrate here in the Miami Valley District! At our recent Spring Gathering hosted by Medway United Methodist Church, over 140 folks from all over the 8 counties came together for a time of worship, fellowship, celebration and fun. In addition to a powerful Pentecost worship led by the district staff and Medway’s band and preaching by our Superintendent, participants gathered for our first annual Mi... continue reading
Monday, Apr 18, 2016
GREENVILLE – Over the years, EUM Church in Greenville has shown generosity through many different ways – locally, nationally and even abroad. This past weekend the church shared that generosity with four local pizza delivery drivers. According to Executive Pastor Matt Haupt, church members donated a total of more than $3,000 from their five separate weekend services. When each delivery driver brought the pie, they were unexpectedly escorted to the stage where L... continue reading
Monday, Jan 25, 2016
A Souper Night for Missions!A free soup dinner and presentation by Jane Wise, Missionary to the DR Congo Thursday, January 28, 2016Parkview United Methodist Church3713 Benner Road, Miamisburg OHPhone: 937-866-4630Dinner: 5:30 p.m.Program: 6:00-7:00 p.m.Jane Wise, full-time volunteer missionary from the Miami Valley District, will be making a presentation at Parkview United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 28th (flyer attached with details).  Jane is minist... continue reading
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
Destination Known, a mission ministry at EUM Church in Greenville, is in their tenth year building homes for families living in the garbage dump communities in Guatemala. Garbage dump dwellers are some of the poorest people in the world.  They barely survive by digging through the city dump for tin and other recyclables to sell and discarded food to eat. Partnering with Potter’s House Association International in Guatemala, a team of eleven people from EUM trav... continue reading
Friday, Jan 9, 2015
GET YOUR CAN TO CHURCH!On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Pastor Kenneth Martin of Oldtown United Methodist Church near Xenia, OH, issued a challenge to his small but mighty congregation: bring in a can of food each of the 10 Sundays left before Christmas to donate to FISH, the local food pantry. He pointed out that with an average attendance of 30 people bringing in one food item a week for 10 weeks, there would be at least 300 cans to donate. Could this be done?The... continue reading
Friday, Jan 9, 2015
The Miami Valley District Office is located on the campus of United Theological Seminary (UTS). If UTS is closed due to inclement weather, our office will be closed as well.  Check Channel 7 for weather closings.
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Click on the link below for information and registration information for the Practicing Financial Wellness in Church Finance workshop in March 7, 2015.  Attendance is recommended for Finance Committee Chairpersons, Treasurers, Business Managers, Pastors, Church Leadership Teams, and SPRC Chairpersons.http://www.miamivalleydistrict.com/district/miamivalley/event/practical-financial-wellness-church-finance
Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
Providing and ensuring safe sanctuaries has emerged as an important, annual conference approved initiative.  Our goal is to assist our churches in aligning with mandatory Safe Sanctuaries guidelines. Safe Sanctuaries training will take place February 7, 2015 from 9am-12noon at Christ UMC in Kettering.To register online for this workshop, go to westohioumc.org and click on Register for Events (or you may click here).To explore the many online resources offered b... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
A Tribute to the Good Shepherd is front and center at Grace Church. The Shepherd of Grace provides a beautiful and powerful focus for the whole community. October has been a very exciting month for Grace Church. While God has been decorating the world with the beauty of trees ablaze with color, we have been watching the big ash tree in front of the church being transformed into a monument honoring Jesus. The idea to transform the tree was born out of a realizat... continue reading