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Monday, Feb 24, 2020
The members of the 2020 West Ohio Annual Conference will gather on the shore of Lake Erie at Lakeside Chautauqua, June 7 -10. This year's theme is: Be Not Afraid: God is with Us. The scripture text is from Revelation 21:3: "...Look! God's dwelling is here with humankind. He will dwell with them, and they will be his peoples. God himself will be with them as their God." Child care is available for children one year and older at Lakeside United Methodist Church... continue reading
Monday, Feb 24, 2020
Do you have legislation for consideration at the 2020 West Ohio Annual Conference? The deadline is March 1. Please send your legislation and direct any questions to Conference Secretary, Rev. Amy Haines at ahaines [at] wocumc.org. 
Monday, Feb 24, 2020
Lent is a time of intentional pause, meditation and prayer as we think of Jesus moving toward the cross. Did you know Lent can be spent in meditation through photography?   These 40 days,  share with us in the practice of, "Photo-a-Day", on the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church Facebook page.   What to do? Each day through Lent, a word will be posted on our Facebook Page. In the comments, you post a picture you take that best reflects God aro... continue reading
Monday, Feb 24, 2020
It's often said youth are the church of the future. Pastors at camp show students they are the church of today. Each year Pastors serve every week of summer camp as Pastors of the Week to bring spiritual enrichment to the community. West Ohio Camps is in the process of recruiting Pastors of the Week for summer 2020. Pastors of the Week are needed for all three camps; Widewater, Wesley and Otterbein. Their involvement greatly enhances our camps' Christian minist... continue reading
Monday, Feb 24, 2020
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time of reflection, as we journey with Jesus to the cross before celebrating the empty tomb. Christians spend these 40 days in many ways: giving up a favorite food, limiting television time or participating in a Bible study. As you consider how to have a meaningful spiritual experience this Lent, consider engaging in one or more of the following practices: Write each day what you are thankful for. Giving thanks honor... continue reading
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
The West Ohio Worship Committee is looking for talented choirs and singers to join the 2020 Mass Choir on the Hoover Auditorium stage at Lakeside. DETAILS • Choir will sing on Tuesday Morning June 9, 2020 at the Mission Service • There will be one rehearsal at Hoover auditorium, Date/Time TBA • Wardrobe will be confirmed with registration packet • After being confirmed, sheet music and link will be provided for songs • WOC theme is, “Be Not afraid, God is... continue reading
Monday, Feb 17, 2020
Small churches provide important ministries.  For this reason, the Small Church Essentials Conference has been set for March 27 and 28. The event will feature Rev. Karl Vaters, author of the books Small Church Essentials and The Grasshopper Myth.  His organization New Small Church exists to encourage, connect and equip innovative Small church leaders. "We believe being small is not a problem to fix, but a strategy God wants to use," said Vaters.  Sessions will... continue reading
Monday, Feb 17, 2020
The United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio is seeking an Executive Director who will lead the strategic vision of the Foundation and promote the spirit of generosity and investment services compatible with the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church. This leader will also serve local churches and individuals of the West Ohio Area by providing resources and services for planned giving, fund management and financial stewardship. (Learn more...) UMFW... continue reading
Monday, Feb 17, 2020
Human trafficking is a modern-day reality for at least 20 million people who have been forced into slavery across this country and around the world. Here in West Ohio, Dr. Marlene Carson, a survivor of domestic minor sex trafficking, has decided to do something about it. From 2008-2016, Marlene founded and ran Rahab’s Hideaway, a non-profit that provided housing for trafficking survivors. She later created The Switch Anti-Trafficking Network, which offers wrapa... continue reading
Monday, Feb 17, 2020
The Harry Denman Evangelism Award, sponsored by The Foundation for Evangelism, honors United Methodists in each Annual Conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.  What distinguishes a Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipient is the commitment to consistently introduce others to the Good News of Jesus Christ in all ministry settings. Their ministry is exceptional for the number of new... continue reading