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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
Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages of the General Conference: English, French, Portuguese and Swahili. The report will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Subject to final copy editing, the report will be printed in the Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) in November. Here is a statement from the moderators of the Commission and the President of... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018
The Miami Valley District invites you to submit “A Strategic Plan for Bold Ministry Ideas.” As a district, we are embracing the symbolism of a bridge and challenging ourselves to build bridges to those who need the love, grace, mercy, and justice of Jesus Christ. We want to hear how you see God guiding you into creative ways of reaching out in ministry and attracting others to follow Jesus Christ. As Jesus went about his work, he built bridges to those he encou... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching the next phase of Praying Our Way Forward in anticipation of the 2019 Special General Conference. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church's way forward for 15 minutes daily, from August to December 2016. This was followed by Phase 2, which resulted in 18 continuous months of daily individual and corporate prayer by faithful members of a... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
If you care for God's Creation and are called to guide your church's response to environmental crises, we invite you to attend the first offering of the Environmental Stewardship Advanced Course. Intended to develop a cadre of UMC laypersons to lead local church efforts in caring for the environment and ensuring ecojustice, this course is open to any layperson in the Conference regardless of their previous association with the Certified Lay Servant program. The... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
The purpose of Stewardship 101: Growing Generous Givers is to equip local churches to develop generous stewards to advance their mission and vision. However, the culture of a smaller church has many nuances that prevent application of some strategies. Toward that end, a workshop focused on smaller churches has been developed that takes into consideration the unique issues of smaller congregations, both rural and urban. Pastors, finance committee members, stewar... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Family Camp is a retreat where your whole family can enjoy summer camp fun while strengthening family bonds and learning more about Jesus. This is the 36th year for Family Camp at Camp Widewater. Throughout the week of July 18-22, you will explore family and faith through worship and other learning sessions. Experience and trust God through inter-generational worship, vespers, and singing. Meet with friends while enjoying volleyball, swimming, archery, and kidd... continue reading