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Friday, Jan 6, 2017
At Horizon Prison Initiative, we believe that honor, respect, and dignity are due to each and every human being, not because of the greatness of their achievements nor how they have behaved, but because they are home to a soul that is inherently holy. Please join us to learn more about our work with incarcerated men and women, ask questions, and discover what it means to be a Horizon volunteer. January 22, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 pm at North Broadway UMC, 48 E. North... continue reading
Friday, Jan 6, 2017
Camp Hope for those facing grief due to the loss of a loved one August 4 – 5. Ohio Health Hospice, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hospice, Heartland Hospice and Schoedinger Funeral Home are sponsoring Camp Hope, for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, on August 4 and 5, 2017.  Click on the flyer below for registration information. 
Friday, Jan 6, 2017
The Elephant in the Room is an event for youth and their families regarding Teen Mental Health. It is sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Stonybrook Church’s Wellness Ministry. We’d like for people in the area to be able to come. Contact Rev. Nikki Baker for additional information, Nikki.Baker [at] stonybrookumc.org.  Flyer below.  
Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Coffee with United Methodist Community Ministries December 13 UM Community Ministries is coming to your area! Rev. Karen Cook and UM Community Ministries is planning coffee and conversation events in the CAN and CAS districts.  Laity and clergy are invited to come learn more about how UM Community Ministries can partner with you in ministry.  The first two events have been scheduled in Lancaster and Newark.  Additional meeting will be scheduled in January in ot... continue reading
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
Every year the Columbus Coalition for the Homeless holds an Interfaith Memorial Service for those people who are currently, or who have been, homeless and who lost their lives in that year. This service has two important purposes: To bring together the community to celebrate lives which are otherwise lonely, hard and unacknowledged. And, to raise our awareness that these people actually exist and are our neighbors. The 2016 service is on Wednesday, December 21... continue reading
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
By the Rev. Kristin Langstraat, System Director for Faith Community Relations, Ohio Health, For much of my ministry career I have been a chaplain.  People have varied reactions to this, sometimes commenting, “Wow, that must be hard.”  Other times the response may be “I’d be too sensitive to do that kind of work.  It would impact me too much.”  Others have a perception that chaplains are simply “nice people who pray.” Whenever I’m able, I like to clarify who cha... continue reading
Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
Statement on Compassion and Justice for Immigrants and Refugees General Commission on Religion and Race Board of Directors March 16, 2017     When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.  Leviticus 19:33-34 (NIV) We, the Board of... continue reading
Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
The rates for clergy health insurance for 2017 are now available.  Click the link below for the rate information. 
Friday, Sep 30, 2016
The Entertaining Angels Discussion on Immigrant Communities drew over 70 people to Worthington UMC on September 28.  Participants learned more about the difference between immigrants and refugees, the life of refugees prior to coming to this country, the steps involved in coming to the United States, and statistics around immigrants in the Franklin County area.  They also heard from Mr. Walid Ali, a refugee from Iraq who shared his story of being welcomed upon... continue reading
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