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Thursday, Jun 27, 2019
Early Response Team (ERT) training teaches how to assist survivors of natural disasters in their time of need by providing a Christian presence while taking steps to prevent further damage to a family's personal property including debris removal, cleaning out flooded homes and more. After completion of the 8 hour course, you will receive a badge from UMCOR, which is recognized by FEMA. There are 3 opportunities to take an ERT class over the next few months.... continue reading
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
On June 8, 526 students graduated from Africa University, including two youth from the Kamina Children's Home, Chantal and Claudia. Most of the students are first-generation college graduates, and 54.6 percent are women. The university has a current full-time enrollment of 1,800 students, a 97 percent graduation rate and more than 9,000 alumni as of June 2019. More than 90 percent of Africa University's graduates have remained on the continent of Africa. Read M... continue reading
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
Etna United Methodist Church will host the African Children's Choir on Tuesday, July 16, at 7:00 pm on their 'Just As I Am' Hymns Tour. The African Children's Choir was created in 1984 in the midst of Uganda's civil war as a way to support orphaned children. Donations raised by the tour have gone to support orphanages, schools, literacy programs, water wells, and other relief and development programs. Etna UMC is located at 500 Pike Street, Etna, OH.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
It's "moving season" for United Methodist clergy across the United States. If your congregation is welcoming a new pastor this year, take a moment to discover 50 ideas for saying a "healthy" goodbye and providing genuine welcome, thanks to this article from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. In addition, let's keep in our prayers all clergy, clergy spouses, and clergy children who will be transitioning to new homes, churches, and communities in the coming... continue reading
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
Since the Memorial Day tornadoes that rocked several Ohio communities, 2,167 West Ohio volunteers have reported giving 13,893 hours to help with disaster response efforts across the Conference. This includes Early Response Teams, congregations, youth, and community residents who came to churches and disaster sites to help out. And more help is needed! Efforts are currently underway in Trotwood and Logan County, OH, and the needs in the Dayton area are still bei... continue reading
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019
An Interfaith conference for religious leaders of all faiths who work with young people.  Its purpose is to help equip religious leaders for conversations in the areas of youth suicide, cannabis and its implications, and LGBTQI+ and Transgender youth.  Theological perspective will be offered from Muslim, Jewish, and Christian perspectives.  Sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital departments of Psychiatry and Pastoral Care.  Held at Tifereth Israel, 8:30 am... continue reading
Friday, Jun 7, 2019
Hope was in the air as the 50th session of The West Ohio Conference gathered on the shores of Lake Erie at Lakeside Chautauqua. Bishop Gregory V. Palmer presided over the conference, which was held June 2-6. The conference theme of “Be Not Afraid – HOPE,” was based on Romans 15:13, “May the hope of God fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Palmer addressed the conference, speaking into the... continue reading
Sunday, Jun 2, 2019
A series of devastating tornadoes and severe storms ripped West Ohio, leaving one dead and more than 200 injured. Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in Greene, Mercer and Montgomery counties. Your contributions to West Ohio Disaster Reponse are desperately needed and greatly appreciated. To donate click here.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Do you have a gift for organizing people and resources for success? Do you enjoy serving others, supporting others and assisting others in their ministry work? If you answered "yes" to these first two questions, you are exhibiting the spiritual gifts of administration and helping. So far so good. What about your spiritual walk...are you a Christ follower and growing in your faith? And finally, do you speak Spanish? If you answered "yes" to all four questions, w... continue reading
Thursday, May 30, 2019
There are many ways you can keep up-to-date with everything happening at the 2019 West Ohio Annual Conference. News News from the week's events will be posted on www.westohioumc.org and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/westohioumc).   Live Stream Watch the live stream of the Annual Conference Worship Services, Episcopal Address, Awards and Recognitions, and the Celebration of Ministry Service on The West Ohio Conference homepage at www.westohioumc.org and on Faceb... continue reading