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Friday, Jul 21, 2017
Are you fatigued?  Do you need a day apart, a break from ministry?  Jesus took breaks away for prayer, silence, and reflection. TARRP (Town and Rural Resource Program) has designed a day of learning, silence, and experiences to renew, revive, and re-fill you for relevant ministry.  Our Revive & Renew for Relevant Ministry will be September 30, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Camp Wesley, north of Bellefontaine, OH. In addition, you may arrive on Friday to r... continue reading
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017
Change your world!  Lead Like Jesus imagines a world in which leaders serve rather than rule, give rather than take.  We imagine leaders who produce results through service and sacrifice rather than through power and position.  Throughout the Lead Like Jesus Encounter you will explore effective and practical ways to live your faith at work, home and in all relationships.  You will dig deep into scripture and examine the perfect and powerful leadership principle... continue reading
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017
Click here for information on the Local Pastor's Retreat to be held August 20 - 23 at Lakeside. 
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Last year as a part of the charge conference process we worked to streamline the reporting requirements for our churches.  We are hoping that the information below will help you to better plan for completion of these reports.  These are the subsequent reporting requirements and time frames: Committee Reports due June 1 – Fund Balance (Audit) Report – Finance Committee; Clergy Evaluation – S/PPRC; Trustee Legal and Property Report and Parsonage Inspection – Trus... continue reading
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Sunday, May 21, 2017
The All People Conference will be held October 21 - 23 at the Church for All People.  Key Note Speakers include Bishop John R. Schol from the New Jersey Episcopal Area; Rev Junius B. Dotson, General Secretary, Discipleship Ministries; and Rev. Olu Brown, leader, author, visionary and lead Pastor at Impact Church.  Information.
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
Easter!   Written by Rev. Linda Middelberg Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”  John 20:18 One of my favorite hymn writers is Brian Wren.  When I was planning worship, I would sing “Christ is Risen” all year long.  The third verse reminds us that because Christ is risen the world has changed forever!  Christ is risen! Earth and heavenNevermore shall be the same. Break the bread of new creation Where the world is... continue reading
Friday, Apr 7, 2017
When a child comes out to his/her/their family, it often raises many questions for both the child and for the family.  For example: What does it mean for the family when the child comes out to their parents?  What does it mean for the parents’ relationship to their church? What does it mean for the parents’ own faith? How do parents navigate their own “coming out” after their children have come out to them?  These questions are among those that will be addresse... continue reading
Friday, Jan 13, 2017
Join us at Trinity UMC, 1581 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall for One More Chance, a free community education opportunity for families who are impacted by gambling. This will be presented by Maryhaven, as approved by ADAMH. The seminar will cover practical measures (like protecting finances and understanding the disease of addiction) as well as the emotional and mental health challenges facing families who deal... continue reading
Friday, Jan 13, 2017
So what happens in an emergency at your church—lost child, unresponsive adult, accident, disorderly person, gas line break, smoke, tornado, utility failure, intruder or active shooter?  Who directs the members?  What’s the plan?  Who to call?  We should know.  Come and learn:   To use the Assessment Tool for safety and security in and around your church; Develop Emergency Plans for a multitude of emergencies in and around your church. Plan for a Crisis Team to... continue reading