Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
When a child comes out to his/her/their family, it often raises many questions for both the child and for the family.  For example: What does it mean for the family when the child comes out to their parents?  What does it mean for the parents’ relationship to their church? What does it mean for the parents’ own faith? How do parents navigate their own “coming out” after their children have come out to them?  These questions are among those that will be addresse... continue reading
Friday, Sep 9, 2016
A grief support group for adults who have lost a loved one, held at Dublin Methodist Hospital and the Kobacker House,  Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, starts October 8.  Information below.
Friday, Aug 19, 2016
‘A Call To Ministry, Not a Paycheck.’  Sue Thompson, Executive Assistant to Rev. Adam Hamilton will speak on her book “The Ministry of Administrative Assistants.” Held at Ginghamsburg UMC, Tipp City, Ohio 8:00 registration; 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, conference.  Cost is $25 members/$30 non-members. Registration information below. 
Friday, Jul 29, 2016
Adapting to Your Town, Country or Rural Setting Sat., Aug. 27th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Marion-Salem UMC (between Marion and Mt. Gilead) Whether you are new to a town, country, or rural setting or your current ministry could benefit from a better understanding of the dynamics and shifts in your town, country, or rural setting, Pastor Parish members, pastors, and leaders will all benefit.  Learn from four District Superintendents and bring your questions.  Lear... continue reading
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