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Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
How can individuals participate in Galatians: Gospel of Grace? Just as churches are invited to join in worship and small group study as part of the Conference series, Galatians: Gospel of Grace, individuals are invited to engage in personal devotional study of Galatians during the weeks between Easter and Pentecost. Individuals can sign-up for the daily reading plan and weekly podcasts on Galatians: Gospel of Grace shared through the website TransformingMission... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
 John 20:18Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord” One of my favorite hymn writers is Brian Wren.  When I was planning worship, I would have us 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 heaven Nevermore shall be the same. Break the bread of new creation Where the world is still in pain. Tell its grim, demonic cho... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulchre.  Matthew 28:1 The Sabbath came between the day of the crucifixion and the day of resurrection.  Often Saturday is lost amid Good Friday and Easter.  It is significant that the disciples observed the Sabbath after the death of Jesus.  Sabbath is the day when Jews remember the wonder of God’s creation and their deliverance from slavery... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
John 13:1, 33-35 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father.  Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. (Jesus said) Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, 'Where I am going, you cannot come.'  I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved yo... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
Hosanna to Alleluia This is a complicated week.  Many of us would like to skip over most of it – moving from the waving palms and Hosanna to the spring flowers and Alleluia! We don’t like the  frustrated Jesus of Monday and Tuesday, the suffering Jesus of Friday, or the silence of Saturday.  Yet they are an important part of Jesus’ story and of our faith journey.  We need the whole experience. Skipping over the frustration, suffering and silence makes Easter... continue reading
Monday, Apr 15, 2019
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Donnetta Peaks to serve as the Director of the Office of Ministry for the West Ohio Conference, effective July 1, 2019. Rev. Peaks will follow Rev. Kathy Brown who will retire after 26 years of ministry. “I am pleased that Donnetta has embraced the opportunity and challenge to bring staff leadership to our Office of Ministry in this season. She brings to the work what I call a calm creativi... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
During this year's West Ohio Annual Conference, quiet your spirit and fuel your soul through YoWo-Yoga Worship-where you will connect with Jesus through yoga, meditation and prayer on Wednesday, June 5, at 12:15 pm, on the Hotel Lakeside lawn. Treat your soul to this relaxing and centering practice of prayer. You will leave filled with the Holy Spirit's peace. Cost is $10 per person. For more information or to register, click here.  Thank you to OhioHealth (Wes... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
Celebrate that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by participating in our abundant health opportunities at Annual Conference this year - the 5K and Yoga Worship (see article below). The West Ohio Annual Conference Light the Way 5K Walk/Run will take place on Wednesday, June 5, starting at 7:00 am. This year's 5K will support a new church start in the North Katanga Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anyone registered by May 1 is guaranteed a fre... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
Opportunities abound for families and children to fellowship and have fun at Annual Conference this year! Here's the information you need to make Lakeside a great experience for the whole family:   Child Care - Child care is available for children one year and older at Lakeside United Methodist Church. Cost is $7 per session. Children must be registered by May 17 to attend. Click here for more info.   Camp Connect - Overnight camp for kids ages 7-17 at... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
Speakers for the 2019 West Ohio Annual Conference, held at Lakeside June 2-6, will include Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, Bishop Mande Muyombo, and the Rev. Laura Bensman. Bishop Palmer, resident bishop for The West Ohio Conference, will speak during the Episcopal Address Monday evening, as well as during the Celebration of Ministry service on Wednesday afternoon. Bishop Mande, resident bishop for the North Katanga Area in the Congo Central Conference in Africa, wil... continue reading