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Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021
Have you heard of the UMFWO? If not, Executive Director Susan Black would like to introduce you. Individuals and churches that want to ensure a brighter future for their congregation, the West Ohio Conference, or any United Methodist mission or ministry, should look to the United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio for assistance. “Our job is to help United Methodists in the West Ohio Conference achieve their dreams,” said Black. “We work with you, your family, o... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021
Human Relations Day is one of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church. Human Relations Day calls United Methodists to recognize the right of all God’s children in realizing their potential as human beings in relationship with one another. The special offering benefits neighborhood ministries through Community Developers, community advocacy through United Methodist Voluntary Services and work with at-risk teens through the Yo... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021
Four West Ohio Volunteers in Mission teams plan to travel to Mexico in 2021 – in May, July, September and November. Last year, all but January’s team was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, which contributed to a shortfall in funding for the Methodist ministries in Mexico. With a vaccine on the way, and better safeguards now in place on both sides of the border, the VIM team leaders feel it is time to return. Mission teams to Mexico are coordinated throu... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021
On Saturday, February 20, from 9am-1pm, West Ohio will hold a virtual Emergency Response Team (ERT) recertification class using ZOOM online. The four-hour course will be taught by West Ohio ERT trainers and is approved by UMCOR. Registrants must complete a background check and submit a photo prior to the training in order to participate. The class is only for ERT’s who have already completed the 8-hour basic course and need to recertify. The class costs $20 and... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021
In a world wrecked by big changes, many of us have discovered that consistency and companionship are two things we need most to keep moving forward. In 2021, All In Community is offering three monthly opportunities designed for mutual discipleship and encouraging engagement. Each offering will harness the collective compassion, wisdom, and innovation from the group gathered online as we seek to bring hope and healing in the midst of harmful circumstances. Mark... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021
Are you confused about changes in the Paycheck Protection Plan? What about updates in Worker’s Compensation? Join Bill Brownson, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration for an update on these and other important financial and administrative matters on Thursday, January 7 at 1:00 p.m. on the West Ohio Conference Facebook page. Other topics will include: W2s and 2021 Apportionments.  After a brief presentation, he will field questions.
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021
The West Ohio Conference Clergy Day Apart will be held virtually on Thursday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Vergel Lattimore III, President and Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Counseling, Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina will be the keynote speaker. His focus will be Life Stress and Care Beyond Ordinary Pain & Relational Loss. The event is free but registration is required.  Lattimore is Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Care and... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm The West Ohio Conference is pleased to offer this online training to our pastors and church leadership across the conference this year, featuring three nationally-known, dynamic speakers. We hope that they will inspire you with ideas about how to navigate beyond our current environment and work together to reach others and make Disciples for Jesus Christ. Because we know that different-sized churches face differ... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021
The 52nd session of the West Ohio Conference will be held Sunday June 6, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Monday, June 7, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bishop Palmer and the Planning Committee unanimously decided to hold a virtual conference since the COVID pandemic is still a serious concern. The theme of Annual Conference is “Run the race with perseverance” based on the scripture Hebrews 12:1-3. “A vaccination is here and brings great hope. However, it is unclear as to how... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021
Human trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial or sexual exploitation or forced labor: a modern-day form of slavery. According the Ohio Human Trafficking Commission: More than 1,000 Ohio children are estimated to be trafficked every year in the sex trade, over 3,000 Ohio youth are at risk of becoming victims. Average age of victims is 13 years old. Toledo is the fourth largest recruitment site for minor sex trafficking... continue reading