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Tuesday, Jul 6, 2021
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic kept church buildings closed. Many began reimagining ministry to continue to serve their communities. Vacation Bible School is one of those ministries. As in-person contact was limited, many churches creatively worked to remain connected with children and youth. Considering all the changes young people were experiencing, including learning from home, churches prioritized engaging youth to teach them about the love of Jesus Christ.... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 6, 2021
The Missional Church Development Lead Team is currently accepting applications for Revitalization / Capacity-Building Grants. Grants will be awarded to churches with projects or initiatives that are in line with the mission of the West Ohio Conference: To equip local churches to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world… A world of justice, love, and peace filled with people growing in the likeness of Jesus Christ. Click here to go to t... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 6, 2021
Summer. It always seems full of possibilities, especially for kids. With the school year done, students can spend time growing and learning in new ways, whether that’s in sports or camps, exploring the outdoors, or traveling. However, summer also comes with challenges for families who are income constrained. Since 200K More Reasons began, congregations have filled in the gaps for children when school is out of session. The USDA estimates that only 15% of the ch... continue reading
Friday, Jul 2, 2021
In accordance with ¶521.1 and ¶521.3 of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, the North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops will convene a special session of the North Central Jurisdictional Conference November 11-13, 2021 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  We expect the conference to begin on Thursday morning and conclude by noon on Saturday. In accordance with ¶521.3 “the delegates to a special session of the jurisdictional conference shall be the... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021
In Cincinnati, the The Warehouse OTR held a launch party at Washington Park in the Over-The-Rhine Community. With close to 200 people in attendance, the event overflowed with worship, food and fellowship. Lead by Sadell and Sherman Bradley, The Warehouse, a Multiclass, Multiethnic, Intergenerational community makes disciples of Jesus Christ through various ministries as Tuesday Table Talks, bible study and an arts ministry. Once a month this summer, the Wareho... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021
In Dayton, the Hope Collective Church (HCC) is on schedule to open their new building in September. In the meantime, HCC continues to be in ministry modeling what it means to be a bridge with the community. Hope Collective has created a virtual safe space for LGBTQIA+ Christians to gather and sponsored a booth with 50 volunteers at the Dayton Pride Festival. Also, Hope has invited their neighbors and members to participate in a virtual book club to read and dis... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021
New worship communities are growing in the Foothills District. Hocking Hills United Methodist Church is getting closer to the completion of their building in Logan, Ohio. The church continues to worship and serve the community through partnerships like, ‘Project Safe’ to help provide food security to Hocking County families. Hocking Hills is looking to have their building completed by the end of this year! 
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021
Join Israel Painit, a United Methodist missionary serving as a Country Director in Southeast Asia, for live, virtual conversations each Tuesday evening in July! Israel is an ordained clergy of the East Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference. Before entering missionary service, Israel spent 25 years in pastoral ministry, including six years as a District Superintendent. As a country director, Israel is responsible for overseeing the Methodist mission, leading st... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021
You are invited to join us for our Multiply Minis in July! Multiply Minis are interactive, relevant, and timely trainings for ministry leaders and churches to multiply your impact. Minis are free for West Ohio clergy and laity. Below are the Minis scheduled with their promotional video to provide more information for each topic covered. Stewardship and You | July 14, 2021 from 10:30am-12pm Click here Finding Funders: Be Prepared! | July 14, 2021 from 1:30-3pm... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021
Feel like you’ve done it all? Expedition Camp gives campers a chance to try new activities not normally offered at Camp Otterbein. Campers ages13 to 17 will explore the Hocking Hills region with a newly high adventure while experiencing God as they try new things and venture out of their comfort zone. Expedition Campers will kayak the Hocking River, rock climb and rappel in the state forest and go on a horseback trail ride through the woods. In the evenings the... continue reading