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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022
Clean-up continues in parts of Kentucky hit by the December 2021 tornado, while other communities are ready for repair and rebuilding. The widespread nature of the damage means that the pace of recovery will be different for each community, depending on the pathway that community takes to recovery. West Ohio has sent three teams in the past two months with a total of 51 volunteers who cut up trees, removed debris, re-tarped roofs, tore out and rebuilt walls, et... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022
The Alford - Cantlin Fellows Program is set to begin with six West Ohio clergy participating in the cohort. Created through a partnership between West Ohio and MTSO, this program is designed to increase effectiveness of West Ohio clergy who are seeking next-level leadership opportunities and academic training focused on transformational change.  Named after its donors, the Alford-Cantlin Fellows program supports West Ohio Clergy seeking a doctorate of ministr... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022
On May 27-28, All In Community participated in the 2022 Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association Summit. The CMCA Mission is to better equip and strengthen faith leaders to fulfill the Great Commission in corrections ministry. AIC team leaders Jami Nathan, James Clay and Reba Collins facilitated a workshop titled From Lived Experiences to Leaders, which was well attended - “standing room only.” This presentation was selected from several submissions t... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022
The Rev. Mary Sullivan has been named Regional Missional Specialist serving the West Ohio Conference. She begins this new role August 1, 2022. Sullivan replaces Rev. Dr. Suzanne Allen who received a new appointment. The Regional Missional Specialists (RMS) were created at the conference level to develop relationships with pastors and local church leadership in specific geographical regions alongside District Superintendents. Working across district lines, the... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022
This week, in episode 3 of The Unfinished Church Podcast, you will hear from Opal Lee, the Grandmother of Juneteenth. In the upcoming episode this Thursday, June 16 titled Choosing a Path Forward, Lee shares her wisdom with the bishops about how God prepares, redeems and restores us to be the people we were created to be and how we can create communities of dignity and hope. Hosted by United Methodist Bishops LaTrelle Easterling, Michael McKee, and Gregory Pa... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022
While the journey toward justice is long, God encourages us and sustains us through community. The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society educates, equips and connects advocates with other United Methodists and faith and community-based partners as, together, we build a movement for justice. As United Methodists, we understand our call to transform the world involves personal, social and civic righteousness. Click here to learn more about becomi... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022
The April/May 2022 Medical Mission to Mexico was nothing short of amazing. The team was small but mighty with 11 people on the mission, several of them new. The team saw a total of 260 patients in the three days that we operated the mobile clinic. In that time, the team also passed out more than 7,000 children’s and 7,000 adult vitamins, prayed for and with hundreds of patients, and provided legal advice, physical therapy, haircuts to the community, an optometr... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022
When it comes to planned gifts, not all types of gifts are created equal. That’s because there are some gifts that return income or a financial benefit to the donor in return for their contribution. We call these types of gifts Charitable Life Income Plans. One such gift is a Charitable Gift Annuity or CGA. Simply complete a CGA contract with the Foundation with an initial minimum gift of $5000 in cash or securities. Per the agreement, the Foundation will pay... continue reading
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022
Are Christian fellowship and Christian conferencing the same or different things?   In this episode, explore why the words fellowship and conferencing, which have come to mean very different things, are pointing to one of the essential means of grace for United Methodists.    Continue Reading and Listen to Episode 233
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022
The 53rd Session of the West Ohio Annual Conference was a virtual gathering of nearly 1,600 clergy and lay members. Bishop Gregory V. Palmer presided over the conference under the theme, Becoming, rooted in the Scripture 1 John 3:2. The theme focused on becoming more like Jesus, becoming community and becoming Spirit filled. Palmer challenged the conference to examine who they choose to be as followers of Jesus Christ in these difficult times in the church and... continue reading