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Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022
Registration is open for Bishop Palmer’s upcoming Leadership Clinic featuring Father Greg Boyle on Monday, May 9 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.  Father Gregory Boyle, the beloved Jesuit priest and author of the inspirational bestsellers, Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir, will share a call to witness the transformative power of tenderness, rooted in his lifetime of experience counseling gang members in Los Angeles. Father Greg will share how those at Homeboy... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022
UMCOR and Global Ministries have released $2 million to help refugees of war in Ukraine and the surrounding countries.   In the short video below, General Secretary of UMCOR and Global Ministries Roland Fernandes provides an update on the impact your financial giving is having in the region. This year, the West Ohio Annual Conference offering will support the International Disaster Response Advance Special which supports these efforts in Ukraine. Click here... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022
Thanks to apportionments, seven campus ministries will be receiving funding to be in ministry with students in 2022. Campus Ministries help young adults experience Christian community in life changing ways. In fact, one of the Toledo Campus Ministry’s alumnae, Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor, has been featured as a leading United Methodist Clergywoman in the Cal-Nevada Annual Conference. A native of Tokyo Japan, Motoe Yamada was an active student leader on campus at Th... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022
What is Easter Season For? And What Comes Next? For Christians, Easter is not just one day - it's a season of 50 days, a week of weeks, derived in its length from the fifty days between Passover and Pentecost (which means fiftieth) in Judaism. Easter season begins at sunset on the eve of Easter and ends with Pentecost, the day we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church (see Acts 2). Easter season is more than an extended celebration... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022
Registration is open for Bishop Palmer’s upcoming Leadership Clinic featuring Father Greg Boyle on Monday, May 9 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.  Father Gregory Boyle, the beloved Jesuit priest and author of the inspirational bestsellers, Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir, will share a call to witness the transformative power of tenderness, rooted in his lifetime of experience counseling gang members in Los Angeles. Father Greg will share how those at Homeboy... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022
Along with flowers and warm weather, springtime often brings tornadoes and floods, in West Ohio and beyond. One way of assisting the survivors of these natural disasters is to prepare UMCOR hygiene and cleaning kits. From May 16-June 13, the West Ohio Conference will be collecting completed hygiene kits and cleaning kits (flood buckets). Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Pawnee, IL, our North Central Jurisdiction UMCOR Depot, will collect the items and ve... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022
Since 1989, United Methodist congregations have observed the third Sunday after Easter as Native American Ministries Sunday. The purpose is to elevate and support the contributions and voices of Native/Indigenous people in our church. With more than 20,000 Native Americans within the denomination, this Special Sunday helps to ensure that Native American United Methodist leaders are recognized and to celebrate their special voice in The United Methodist Church.... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022
The Church’s Ministry with Dementia is a hybrid-model teaching series designed to help churches see and engage with those living with dementia and other vulnerable adults. In this four-month online cohort, you will read the book Ministry with the Forgotten: Dementia through a Spiritual Lens. Be sure to take advantage of Cokesbury's discounted pricing and purchase your copy before you start the course. Get it here. Participants will have the opportunity to eng... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022
The Shawnee Valley District will be taking a disaster recovery team to Mayfield, KY, in May of 2022, in response to the tornadoes last fall. The experience is open to anyone 18 and older who is willing to work hard – tool skills are helpful but not required. In addition to being a caring, Christian presence, the team will work on clean-up from wind damage, as well as debris removal and light construction. The cost of the trip is $150 per person, plus evening m... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022
Community is God’s desire for us. This year at Mission u, as we study Luke 13, we find ourselves in a period of disruption and uncertainty. In the midst of a devastating pandemic, divisive political climate, unaddressed systemic racism, ecological crises and economic turmoil, we turn to the stories of Jesus that have anchored Christian communities for two millennia. Our hope is that we will leave Mission u with a bigger and broader vision of the community Chri... continue reading