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Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
The West Ohio Conference United Methodist Men will hold their first Brown Bag Zoom Video Conference on Tuesday, January 15,  12:00-12:45 pm. The topic will be focused on overcoming the major obstacles of discipling men today, with speaker Brett Clemmer, President of 'Man in The Mirror.' The hope is that pastors and lay leaders will join in to kick off the UMM Third Tuesday Brown Bag Lunch Video Conference Calls to create a vision, capture momentum, and sustain... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
In 144 days, West Ohio's Camps will open for the summer season. This summer, campers have 47 different camp sessions to choose from, including everything from treehouse camp to cooking camp to STEM camp! Camps are offered mainly during the months of June and July for campers ages 6-18 at Camp Otterbein in the Hocking Hills, Camp Wesley near Bellefontaine, and Camp Widewater in Northwest Ohio. For more information about 2019 summer camps, visit the West Ohio Cam... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019
At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. Congregations and parishes all over the world exchange preachers or arrange special ecumenical celebrations and prayer services. The event that touches off this special experience is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.   The theme for t... continue reading
Friday, Dec 28, 2018
Dear Friends in Christ Jesus: Please join me in prayer for Bishop Judy Craig who is currently hospitalized. She and her family are making decisions about her continuing care. The family requests no calls or visitors at this time. Your prayers are a gift sufficient. Yours in Christ, Gregory V. Palmer
Monday, Dec 17, 2018
We are moving our offices! Effective January 12th we will no longer be located at 2545 Farmers Drive, Columbus. We will be located at the Conference Center @ 32 Wesley Blvd., Suite 100, Worthington, Ohio 43085.  Our phone numbers will remain the same.
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
The 2019 Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches will be held January 8-10, 2019, in Atlanta, GA. The Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches exists for the information, inspiration, and encouragement of Pastors of Black Churches and those who support them. This year's theme is, "Power: Black Lives, the Black Church, & Black Communities." While The Convocation exists primarily for the support of Pastors of Black congregations in The United Methodist Chu... continue reading
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
United Theological Seminary is hosting a gathering called, "The Uprising: A Men's Morning With Brian Tome." On February 9, 2019, men will come together from a variety of communities for a morning of worship, encouragement, and inspiration. Brian Tome is the Senior Pastor of Crossroads, the ninth largest and fastest growing church in the United States. He has also published several books including 5 Marks of a Man. Through Crossroads, Brian leads MAN CAMP, an in... continue reading
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
What better way for kids to spend part of their winter break from school than with faith, fun and friendship? Winter Camp 2018 is quickly approaching! This year's camp runs Friday, December 28, through Sunday, December 30. All three West Ohio Camps have tons of fun planned for kids ages 7 to 17 while celebrating the Christmas season and the word of God. Experience God's backyard in a winter wonderland. Warm up with hot chocolate and worship around the campfire.... continue reading
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
On Friday, December 7, The West Ohio Conference Center was blessed and re-dedicated by Bishop Gregory V. Palmer following an extensive renovation. During that time, the following Litany of Blessing was read.   In the beginning,            before time existed,    God's Spirit hovered over this place,                              leaving holy and sacred imprints of grace---                  Waiting-                              Anticipating --            ... continue reading
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018
A small group of United Methodists waded into the cold Pacific Ocean to kneel and pray that the border wall separating the United States and Mexico would topple. They were part of a group of more than 300 faith leaders who marched to the wall on International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, in a “moral call for migrant justice.” Dozens of protesters, including two United Methodist pastors, were arrested and charged with civil disobedience when they stepped across th... continue reading