Monday, Oct 28, 2019
Would your church convert the parsonage into affordable housing for sober living? What about tearing up the church lawn and replacing the grass to plant crops for the neighborhood? How about turning the garage into a bike shop? Perhaps providing the "unemployable" with job training is something your church would consider. These are just a few ways Calvary Hilltop Church is redefining community in the North College Hill area of Cincinnati. "This is the Chris... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019
Prayer is central to the Rev. Lee Strawhun's ministry at Westwood United Methodist Church, Cincinnati. Two years ago, he and his congregation heard about the Breakthrough Prayer Initiative and knew it would be perfect for them. It is one of several short Traction Tracks courses - specific training, resourcing, coaching and implementation components developed within the Missional Church Consultation Initiative. Launched in 2011 by Bishop Bruce Ough, and conti... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019
LoveThe614 is a missional movement bringing people together through serving. This vision was born at Trinity United Methodist Church through a missions team with a deep desire to spread God's hope and love with Columbus, aka "The 614."  Recently, a group of United Methodist churches invited their communities from the 614 to pack meals for starving children across the world. 1,700 people experienced what it is like to serve like Jesus in an airplane hangar at Do... continue reading
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
Hurricane Dorian devasted the island nation of the Bahamas. UMCOR has been working with the Methodist Church in the Bahamas and Caribbean. Together, they are developing a comprehensive relief program for the area.  The Bahamas Disaster Ministry, Bahamas Methodist Habitat, is addressing the needs of vulnerable people being sheltered in their building. The church is also providing food, water and hygiene items to vulnerable people on Grand Bahama. Your gift to UM... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
Held at Willard First UMC, 401 E. Howard St., Willard, Ohio, 44890.  Speakers include Reba Collins, Coordinator, All-In Community and Tammy Kuntz, Coordinator, North Central Jurisdiction, UM Volunteers in Mission. Topics of the Day Include: the effects of harm impacting the community, being a healing presence using the Good Samaritan Model of Care, cultivating stories of healing in your church - healing starts from within, what is your community’s story of pain... continue reading
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
Life Enriching Communities (LEC) is an integrated family of lifestyle communities and senior living services. We have made aging well a top priority for over 120 years. Established in Yellow Spring Ohio as the Methodist Home for the Aged, LEC now serves over 1700 older adults annually in Southwestern Ohio primarily with two established senior living communities - Twin Towers in the College Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati and Twin Lakes located in Montgomery, Oh... continue reading
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
Otterbein SeniorLife communities help seniors experience life the way it's meant to be: full of opportunities and freedom, connected to family, faith and community. In fact, Otterbein SeniorLife's commitment to serving older adults is at the heart of its mission, which - in keeping with our United Methodist tradition - is to "enhance the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons." With locations throughout Ohio (and one in Indiana), Otterbein SeniorL... continue reading
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
The Wesley Communities is an affiliate of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church providing quality housing, health care and services for seniors in Central Ohio on our three campuses - Wesley Glen Retirement Community in Clintonville, Wesley Ridge Retirement Community in Reynoldsburg, and Wesley Woods at New Albany, in New Albany. Wesley Hospice also provides hospice services for our residents and the wider communities. The Wesley Communities i... continue reading
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
All active clergy serving in ministry in The West Ohio Conference including those in Extension Ministries are encouraged to attend the Clergy Day Apart set for October 23 at Etna United Methodist Church. Will Willimon, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School will be the featured speaker. A retired bishop in The United Methodist Church,  Willimon served as the dean of Duke Chapel and professor of Christian ministry at Duke Univers... continue reading
Monday, Sep 30, 2019
Each year the West Ohio United Methodist Rural Advocates award the William B. Murray Vital Church Award to a rural church worshiping less than 100, that displays passionate worship, radical hospitality, risk-taking service and mission, extravagant generosity, and faith-forming relationships. The 2019 recipient of the West Ohio UMRA William B. Murry Vital Church Award is North Lewisburg UMC, from Capital Area North, with Karen Montgomery as pastor. So far in 201... continue reading