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Friday, Sep 22, 2017
On October 12 from 9:30 to 3:00, the Rev. Bob Meyer, will lead a program based on the book, “Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life: 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth” by Jane Marie Thibault and Richard L. Morgan. The program will be held at Lewis Center United Methodist Church, 1081 Lewis Center Road.   The big question some people ask: How to spend well the last third of life? All of life has its moments, but this last third of life offers significant challenges... continue reading
Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
It's charge conference season in the Capitol Area North District.  Rev. Linda Middelberg and Rev. Karen Cook will be presiding for all church/charge conferences this year.  They will bring the agendas, which follow the agenda in the charge conference packets, with them that day.  Copies of the agenda can be found below.  They will also be showing a video from Bishop Palmer.  The video is available on a flash drive, DVD, and the video can also be found here.  Li... continue reading
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017
This week we pray for Otterbein Univeristy and two new church starts – Short North Church and Central City. Rev. Judy Guion-Utsler, Chaplain at Otterbein University, requests these prayers:  http://www.otterbein.edu/ Pray for students in distress, particularly Alex who is struggling with many issues, and Noa who is  struggling with anxiety. Pray for Otterbein's kindness initiatives as we work to make kindness more common on campus and around the world. Pray for... continue reading
Friday, Sep 15, 2017
For those who share a common season of life – retirement or thinking of retirement  Held at New Albany UMC.  On Tuesday, October 17 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm we will host an event called Living Life...Empower the Moments.  Our special guest will be Dr. John "Tim" Savage who is well-known in Methodist circles.  For additional information or to register see the form below. 
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
This week we are praying for the Capitol Area North District Office, Centenary UMC, and Bellefontaine UMC Centenary UMC Centenary is a historically Black Church which is becoming increasingly multicultural.  It is located at 2048 Denune Ave in Columbus.  In their own words,  Centenary is a church who worships God through outreach and service to God's people in our communities and our world as we allow God to stretch and mold us. Centenary received a new pastor... continue reading
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
If you would like to show your support of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program click the link below to see what you can do. 
Thursday, Sep 7, 2017
Flood bucket drop-off sites are at Marion Prospect Street UMC, Marysville First UMC and North Broadway UMC.  Please call before you make any flood bucket deliveries. The truck will leave Springfield September 21 so expected site pickup date will be September 19th or 20th. Watch for an official announcement from West Ohio Conference very soon! Links to instructions: Flood Buckets    Hygiene Kits   Marysville First UMC 207 S. Court St., Marysville Mon, Tue, Thurs... continue reading
Friday, Sep 1, 2017
Rev. Ben Shaeffer of Bellefontaine First UMC has completed all the necessary coursework and training to achieve certification as a Leadership Development Facilitator for Lead Like Jesus. As a Leadership Development Facilitator, He is now prepared to train and equip others to lead more effectively by following the model of Jesus.  Leadership Development Facilitators offer Encounter leadership development workshops to individuals, churches, businesses or organiza... continue reading
Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
If you need statistical information on your church in order to complete your Charge Conference or Year End reports, that data is available at www.umdata.org.  Click on search, then churches, then find your church.  You will see graphs and tables containing your church's data, which is pulled from the Ezra database.  Contact the district office ifyou have any questions. 
Thursday, Aug 17, 2017
Here are some helpful resources to help you start or manage your church’s social media accounts.