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Monday, Oct 15, 2018
Join thousands for 4 days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and life-changing fun! Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to grow authentically as a world-changing disciple of Jesus Christ. YOUTH 2019 will provide youth and their leaders with chances to connect with each other, denominational leaders, and connectional agencies to help them discover the wide variety of ministries of the United Methodist Church.  YOUTH 2019 event... continue reading
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church has created a new position, Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement. This ministry of engagement is rooted in the love of Jesus Christ that calls us to invite people into communities of faith who transform the community and world. A qualified candidate should bring leadership, vision, integrity, and a team-oriented philosophy to empower and support congregations and leaders to develop asset-ba... continue reading
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
ERT members are some of the first on site after a disaster, however teams must always wait for an invitation before deployment. Both North Carolina and South Carolina have extended invitations for Early Response Teams to help with disaster clean up, relief and recovery.  If you would like to lead an ERT team or be paired up with an existing team, please contact Kris Shoaf at kshoaf [at] wocumc.org, or you can visit the  West Ohio Disaster Response Efforts  pag... continue reading
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
Is your church using Facebook Live for worship? Do you have permission to "broadcast" music performed by your choir or praise band? Do real estate matters make your head spin? How can we protect the people of our churches from harassment?   These are just a few of the topics to be covered at The West Ohio Conference's 22nd Annual Legal Forum will be held on Friday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Ohio Northern University Law School in Ada, Ohio. Topics w... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
All West Ohio clergy are invited to the 2018 Clergy Day Apart on Tuesday, December 4, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Bethel International UMC in Columbus. The Clergy Day Apart is for all active clergy serving in ministry in The West Ohio Conference. This year's speaker will be Rev. Magrey deVega, Senior Pastor at Hyde Park UMC in Florida. In addition to being a pastor, Rev. deVega is the author of 10 books, his latest being Hope in Hard Times: Lessons on Faith from... continue reading
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
FREE Lunch & Learn Event Gilboa UMC, a Caring Points Church, invites all UM Northwest Plains churches to a Reentry Simulation on Wednesday, October 17th from 11AM to 1:30PM at the Arthur Ligibihl Community Center in Pandora. “Research shows and we know from our own experience at Gilboa that when people and their families, who are struggling with a reentry experience, have a supportive, caring community, everyone does better. The individual does better. The... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018
World Communion Sunday is October 7, 2018. This is one of six Special Sundays in The United Methodist Church and commemorates the world-wide and connectional nature of the UMC. The United Methodist Church has created a wide selection of resources to celebrate this Sunday in your congregation, including Facebook images and videos, worship videos, e-books, infographics, bulletin inserts, and more. Click here to download resources for free.
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018
As Hurricane Florence continues its path toward the east coast, the people of The West Ohio Conference are asked to pray for those who will be impacted by the storm. At present, the Category 4 hurricane is expected to strike land late Thursday or early Friday, with strong winds and rain coming as early as Wednesday evening. Hurricane and storm surge watches have already been issued, and major inland and river flooding is also expected. More than one million peo... continue reading
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
  On August 28, 2018, a number of tornadoes and high winds ripped across central Wisconsin, resulting in massive destruction and flooding. Up to 8 counties have been declared a State of Emergency and the clean up phase has just begun. Early Response Teams have been sent to Wisconsin to assist in the aftermath of the recent severe weather. The emergency coordinators are asking that only Team Leaders with teams ready to go reach out to t... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
Early Response Teams are needed in Wisconsin to assist in the aftermath of recent severe weather. A number of tornadoes and high winds ripped across central Wisconsin on August 28, 2018, resulting in massive destruction and flooding. Up to 7 counties have been declared a State of Emergency and the clean up phase has just begun.   Ways you can respond: Send donations to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response Advance #901670. Pray for those impacted by the storms as well... continue reading