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Friday, Jul 15, 2016
The National VA Chaplain Center and the Ohio National Guard invite clergy and lay leaders to attend a course to learn how to train others to support troops and their families.  Students are introduced to and discuss four web-based program modules, including: Military Culture and Wounds of War; Pastoral Care with Veterans and their families; Mental Health Services and Referrals; Building Community Partnerships.   Training is August 24, 1:00 – 5:00 pm and August... continue reading
Friday, Jul 8, 2016
UNITED METHODIST COMMUNITY MINISTRIES 2017 GRANT PROGRAMS   In 2015, United Methodist Community Ministries (UMCM) awarded 80 grants for a total of $243,650.  The UMCM Board and Local Outreach Committee are pleased to announce the 2017 Grant Program.  By way of grant funding, UMCM encourages congregations across Capitol Area North and South Districts to reach out and serve those in your local communities via missional ministries. Please pass the word along about... continue reading
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016
Summer Events in the Capitol Area North District (a printable pdf of the complete list can be found at the bottom of the page)   August 1              Magnetic Springs Monday Youth Group, Elementary at 4:00 pm, High School-6:00 pm, Meal and Bible Study with Pastor Judy and Dave Massey August 2              Sharon Woods Civic Assoc. National Night Out Community Celebration, from 5-8:00 pm at Church of the Good Shepherd parking lot, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd., Colum... continue reading
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Our thanks to the many people who attended the retirement celebration for Rev. Roger Grace this week.    Below is a link to a short video about Roger that was produced by his son, Rev. Ryan Grace. Enjoy! Video Link  
Friday, May 13, 2016
The following sessions will be held throughout the District so that our congregations can hear about General Conference and have their questions answered by delegates who attended this year: Franklin County - Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 pm at Maple Grove UMC, 7 W. Henderson Rd., Columbus Union County - Monday, June 20, 7:00 pm at Marysville First UMC, 207 S. Court St., Marysville Logan County - Tuesday, June 21, 7:00 pm at Bellefontaine First UMC, 201 N. Main St.,... continue reading
Friday, May 13, 2016
This year's annual Pride Service for reconciling United Methodists will be held on Friday, June, 17, 7:00 pm, at King Avenue UMC, 299 King Avenue.  In addition to our celebration, we shall feature the multi-media "Pride" art exhibit by the students in the Queer Alliance at the Columbus College of Art and Design.  If your church or group would like to bring literature for distribution, please let me know.  We'll have tables for distribution. As to parking, both... continue reading
Friday, May 13, 2016
The UMRA Honorary Lifetime Membership award was given to Rev. Roger Grace, outgoing UMRA President, this week.  The Honorary Lifetime Membership is reserved for carefully selected lay and clergy persons who, over an extended period of time, have invested themselves nationally or regionally in contributing to the life of the Church’s concern for mission and ministry in town and rural places. The purpose of the award is to recognize such persons in a dignified an... continue reading
Friday, Apr 22, 2016
On Sunday, April 10, St. Luke's confirmed 16 middle school students. It was a glorious celebration. Even more, each one individually and personally prayed a prayer of faith committing themselves to love God. You can imagine what a big day this is for St. Luke's, but even more, what a big day this is for the kids, and for God's kingdom on earth. More good news. After a year of prayer, conversation, and preparation, St. Luke's is scheduled to vote on becoming a R... continue reading
Friday, Apr 22, 2016
Thanks to the efforts of a student's essay, the VFW post 4599 awarded $1,051 to the Personal Needs Pantry at the Milford Center UMC. Beyond this initial donation, the VFW plans to continue raising funds to support the Personal Needs Pantry. 
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
What is the mission and ministry of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church?  Together we accomplish so much!  Read all about it in the 2014 Missional Impact Report.