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Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
Passed at Annual Conference 2018, automatic enrollment will become effective 1/1/19. But what is automatic enrollment? Automatic enrollment is a feature in the United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP) that automatically enrolls participants at a 3% before-tax contribution percentage. The reason your Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits advocated for this change is because it is a tried and true method to help participants save more money for... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
Thinking about leading a spring or summer mission team, especially to a location recovering from a recent natural disaster? Becoming trained as a VIM Team Leader or Spiritual Guide NOW is your first step! Volunteers In Mission (VIM) Team Leader trainings are scheduled for: Saturday, November 17, at The West Ohio Conference office Saturday, February 16, at Calvary UMC in Jackson Saturday, March 9, at Miamisburg UMC in Miamisburg Participants will learn skills... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
The Fear Less Conversation Curriculum is a six-week small group series that creates space for brave conversations around how addiction, race, gun violence, and disaster affect our local communities and beyond. Each session leads you through a scripture study, what our denomination says about the issue, and a video of local folks telling their stories, then invites individuals and small groups to take action. The sessions last 1.5-2 hours, and all resources are... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
On Tuesday, November 27, United Methodists will come together to support vital ministry projects and missionaries around the world on #GivingTuesday as they generously #GiveUMC. Giving through The Advance empowers hundreds of dedicated project leaders and missionaries to share the love of Christ in meaningful, life-saving ways. As always, 100% of all giving will support the designated Advance ministry! How will you #GiveUMC? Find a project you are passionate ab... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
The West Ohio Conference office will be closed to the public on Nov. 1 & 2 as we begin the final phase of the building renovation. The conference office will reopen on Monday, November 5. Thank you for your patience.
Monday, Oct 29, 2018
Don’t Miss Informational Meetings on 2019 Conference Health Insurance. The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits has set details for the 2019 Active and Retiree Health Insurance Plans. Please attend one of the events listed below so you can learn about any changes to the plan and how the changes might impact you. The agenda for each meeting is the same so attend the one that best fits your schedule. Aetna/Humana, Credit Union and Conference staff will... continue reading
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
The Archives of Ohio United Methodism (AOUM) is seeking a professional archivist for a 30 hour/week position (full benefits with the possibility of a 4-day work week).  The collection consists of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, periodicals, artifacts, and other materials organized to encourage the study of the history of United Methodism in Ohio. The Archives is housed at Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University and is jointly sponsored and supported by the Uni... continue reading
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Join friends and colleagues for the 2018 Clergy Day Apart on Tuesday, December 4, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Bethel International UMC in Columbus. The Clergy Day Apart is for all active clergy serving in ministry in The West Ohio Conference. This year's speaker will be Rev. Magrey deVega, Senior Pastor at Hyde Park UMC in Florida. In addition to being a pastor, Rev. deVega is the author of 10 books, his latest being Hope for Hard Times: Lessons on Faith from El... continue reading
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, along with two other West Ohio United Methodists, recently attended the Council of Bishops (COB) Representatives' Training in Baltimore, MD. Rev. E. Neil Gaiser, pastor of Kirkersville UMC in the Capitol Area South district, was invited to attend after completing the United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT). Its purpose is to gather together Methodists who are interested in ecumenical and interreligious ministry,... continue reading
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Is your church's website traffic down? As soon as your website loads, people form an opinion about your ministry. Could lower numbers be because your church website is messy, outdated and (dare we say) ugly? In this MyCom podcast episode, United Methodist Communications offers suggestions for refreshing your site to make it more helpful for members, leaders and visitors. Pick up easy tips - with no coding experience required! Click here to listen now.