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Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
West Ohio Conference has launched an innovative new approach to resourcing the local church through Regional Missional Specialists. This approach embodies the heart of what it means to be connectional and will help us to achieve the mission of equipping local churches even more effectively across the West Ohio Conference. Rev. Suzanne Allen, Rev. Karen Cook, Rev. Wendy Lybarger, and Rev. Sara Thomas, who formerly provided leadership as Assistants to the Dist... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
Evangelism extends God’s love in a variety of contexts and settings; it impacts and engages all generations; and evangelism is built upon relationship – both with God and with those around us. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Rev. David Meredith is the pastor of Clifton United Methodist Church in Cin... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
Stewardship is a word used frequently in Christian settings, yet is one that has multiple meanings. All are important in our walk with Christ as well as our work in the church. Stewardship as Biblical Principal The Bible speaks to stewardship as a call upon our lives. Made in the image of God, our role is to be stewards of God’s creation and all that is in it. In other words, we are to take care of it as if it belonged to someone else, because it does. How are... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
Do you have an idea for a new faith community or ministry? We'd love to meet with you! Greenhouse is West Ohio’s leader development program for spiritual entrepreneurs. Each year, individuals are invited to go through this 6-month journey to learn skills and to develop a vision for a sustainable new ministry. During the training, the group is asked to launch a new project with a team approach to learn how to start something new, collaborate and engage in entrep... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
The Early Response Training Basic Class will be offered on Saturday, September 18, from 8am-4pm, at Aley United Methodist Church in Beavercreek. This UMCOR training will teach you how to assist survivors of natural disasters in their time of need. You will learn how to provide a Christian presence while taking steps to prevent further damage to the family's personal property, which may include tarping, debris removal, cleaning out flooded homes, etc. FEMA recog... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
The Missional Church Development Lead Team is currently accepting applications for Revitalization / Capacity-Building Grants. Application deadline is August 6. 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 J... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021
Denman Award Winners -Debra Egloff & Peter Matthews   Evangelism extends God’s love in a variety of contexts and settings; it impacts and engages all generations; and evangelism is built upon relationship – both with God and with those around us. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.   Rev. Debra Eglo... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021
Culinary Camp Planned at Camp Wesley   Grab your spatulas and join us for this delicious week of camp!   Wesley Culinary Camp lets campers show off their cooking chops and prepare fun food creations in the kitchen. Campers will learn cuisine from countries around the world and have a chance to compete in a group Junior Master Chef competition.   Culinary campers will also engage in traditional camp activities like the turbo-shoot water slide, Adventure Island,... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021
Lillian Daniel To Speak At Lakeside!   Preacher and author Lillian Daniel is coming to Lakeside Chautauqua from Sunday, August 1 through Thursday, August 5 as the Preacher of the Week. Recent surveys find that Christians are perceived in our contemporary culture as judgmental, condemning hypocrites. But does that describe you and me? Does that describe us as United Methodists? I hope not! In her book, Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To: Spiritu... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021
Ohio River Valley Church Featured on Spectrum News 1 Network   In the basement of Clough United Methodist Church is a vital ministry to kinship and foster children and families.   Jack's Closet, a free store that provides clothing, diapers and toys for children entering kinship or foster families, reaches three states and multiple counties.   Click here to watch their story featured on Spectrum News 1.