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Thursday, Jul 26, 2018
Welcome to the Capitol Area North District of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Our mission is to equip the local churches to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world… A world of justice, love, and peace filled with people growing in the likeness of Jesus Christ.    We have a wonderful, diverse district which reaches from Morral, which is north of Marion, to Rum Creek, which is northwest of Bellefontaine.  In ou... continue reading
Friday, Jul 20, 2018
Sponsored by Town and Rural Resource Program (TARRP) for all small membership churches, this workshop will be held on Sat., September 15, 2018, at Christ UMC, Baltimore, Ohio. Sometimes we find our worship is more about routine elements each Sunday rather than an outpouring of gratefulness and praise to our Triune God.  Sometimes our worship requires enhancement, enrichment, updating, or a tweak.  Sometimes we are so used to throwing a service together at the l... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching the next phase of Praying Our Way Forward in anticipation of the 2019 Special General Conference. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church's way forward for 15 minutes daily, from August to December 2016. This was followed by Phase 2, which resulted in 18 continuous months of daily individual and corporate prayer by faithful members of a... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
If you care for God's Creation and are called to guide your church's response to environmental crises, we invite you to attend the first offering of the Environmental Stewardship Advanced Course. Intended to develop a cadre of UMC laypersons to lead local church efforts in caring for the environment and ensuring ecojustice, this course is open to any layperson in the Conference regardless of their previous association with the Certified Lay Servant program. The... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
The purpose of Stewardship 101: Growing Generous Givers is to equip local churches to develop generous stewards to advance their mission and vision. However, the culture of a smaller church has many nuances that prevent application of some strategies. Toward that end, a workshop focused on smaller churches has been developed that takes into consideration the unique issues of smaller congregations, both rural and urban. Pastors, finance committee members, stewar... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Family Camp is a retreat where your whole family can enjoy summer camp fun while strengthening family bonds and learning more about Jesus. This is the 36th year for Family Camp at Camp Widewater. Throughout the week of July 18-22, you will explore family and faith through worship and other learning sessions. Experience and trust God through inter-generational worship, vespers, and singing. Meet with friends while enjoying volleyball, swimming, archery, and kidd... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Join Bishop Gregory V. Palmer for an evening of inspiration, worship, testimony and sharing. All West Ohio United Methodists are encouraged to attend. Each event is FREE; however, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for dinner and to receive printed materials. Each person wanting to attend MUST complete a registration form. Dinner will start at 6:00 pm and programming will begin at 6:45 pm and end at 8:30 pm. September 5 at Groesbeck UMC in Cincinnati... continue reading
Friday, Jul 13, 2018
The Fellowship of Associate Members and Local Pastors is sponsoring a retreat at Lakeside August 19 - 22.  One CEU is available.  Attend one, two or all three days.  Lodging is $75/night, registration fee is $25, and a meal package is available, 2 lunches are included.  Read more here. 
Monday, Jul 9, 2018
After singing “And Are We Yet Alive,” a number of U.S. annual conferences have weighed in on how The United Methodist Church might live in the future. Various annual conferences have voted on resolutions related to the Council of Bishops recommendation for a way forward through the denomination’s potentially church-splitting divisions over homosexuality. In May, a majority of United Methodist bishops recommended what they call the One Church Model. Some confere... continue reading
Thursday, Jun 28, 2018
On July 5th, at 11:00 AM, Freedom School Children and their families held a student led rally at the Statehouse to call for the unification of refugee families.  See them here.