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Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022
Being a follower of Jesus is impossible without God’s grace. God comes to us, saves us, provides for us, and holds us close in the way God chooses. You and I neither choose the ways God brings about our transformation nor command God to make us Jesus followers.   Explore how the means of grace can empower you to lead with hope on Episode 214.   Continue Reading and Listen to Episode 214...
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022
Dear friends of Jesus, Grace to you and peace in the name of the one who wills that we be One in him, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Tuesday January 25 marks the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022. This is observed every year with varying levels of intensity and attention. I try to keep it in mind and before you in some way each year. I am pleased that in several communities across our conference West Ohio United Methodists have particip... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022
Are you detail oriented and skilled in the area of benefits and human resources? Do you thrive in helping others understand and navigate the specifics of health and pension benefits as well as other particulars of human resources? If so, the position of Benefits and Human Resource Generalist of the West Ohio Conference may be for you. This full-time position will assist clergy and staff with administering and navigating all Benefit and Retirement systems whil... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022
Are you feeling a bit depleted and could use time apart to find new energy and hope? When is the last time you stopped to think about the meaning of the lyrics in hymns and worship music? How many times do you sing the songs from memory but not from the heart? Mark your calendar for February 28 from 10 a.m. to noon for “Unrevealed until its Season,” a two-hour, virtual gathering of colleagues and friends. The webinar will be led by Rev. Dr. James Howell. Jame... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022
Want to improve your church's energy stewardship but not sure how to get started? Hear wisdom and stories on energy efficiency from local church leaders, including Linworth UMC in Columbus. “Energy Efficiency from Audit to Action: Local Church Stories” is a webinar geared toward United Methodist church and conference trustees, facility managers, do-it-all pastors, and anyone with responsibility for stewarding church property. The webinar will be held on Thursd... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022
New in 2022, All In Community is offering continuing education units with their monthly ministry events. From individual and organizational ministry effectiveness at the Every Second Saturday Series to flexing your empathy muscles during Saturday Circles, each session offers interactive and relevant learning communities. Each All In Community offering is an easy, accessible, applicable and fruitful opportunity to earn continuing education hours while experienc... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022
The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is calling upon United Methodists to use their influence in their states, legislative districts, and local precincts to enable voter registration and to encourage elected officials to provide the resources necessary to support the fullest possible participation in elections. The bishops issued their statement today in the aftermath of the decision by the United States Senate to re... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022
United Methodist bishops and other church leaders are raising concerns about an advocacy group’s plan to help some General Conference delegates gain access to COVID-19 vaccines. The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church stands with their colleagues in the Central Conferences and their statement concerning a plan to insure the vaccination of General Conference delegates in Africa. Click here to read full story from UM New... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022
As Christ-centered leaders, sometimes the very thing we forget to do is focus on the one who calls us, equips us, and walks with us.   So, if we can be a reminder of God’s presence, in the form of a story, God sightings, asking questions, and encouraging you to pay attention to God, we will. Continue Reading and Listen to Episode 213...
Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022
Near High Street United Methodist Church in Springfield, Ohio, a tent city lines a bike trail. These are homes to a growing homeless population. An encounter with a possible resident of that community changed the lens through which the Rev. Cynthia Atwater viewed ministry. While serving a weekly meal at Central Community Center, housed at High Street UMC, a man requested a shower. “It was an overwhelming feeling,” said Atwater, the church’s lead pastor. Her... continue reading