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Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021
Global Ministries will commission 17 new EarthKeepers in an online service on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET. The service will affirm the EarthKeepers in their call to the ministry of creation care and will bless their work in their communities. West Ohio’s Tim Wood, a student at the Methodist Theological School of Ohio, will be commissioned with this class. His work is focused on expanding a faith-based organization, Asset Based Community Development, helping c... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021
Whether you are a donor or a church leader, November is a great time to think about end of year giving that benefits your church. The United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio can help. Here are some giving strategies donors should consider. Gifts of Non-Cash Assets Most people give cash when making an end of year gift, but in 2021, it may be a good idea to consider appreciated non-cash assets instead, such as publicly traded securities, restricted stock, or pri... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021
Giving Tuesday has become one of the largest fundraising efforts of the year. We encourage you to use Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30, as an opportunity to provide basic needs to the most vulnerable populations. Support Global Ministries’ Give Love campaign by downloading resources and being a part of the transformational, impactful ministry of The Advance network. For over 80 years, The Advance network, the designated mission giving channel of the church, has been a l... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021
Applications are now being accepted for the Global Mission Fellow (International Track) program with the General Board of Global Ministries. Now more than ever, our world needs young leaders who are willing to learn from others, discuss social issues honestly, and seek culturally appropriate ways to address issues of systematic injustice. The International Track offers the opportunity for young people ages 20-30 to discuss current world issues as a cohort and s... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021
Join Bishop and Cynthia Palmer for an Alpine Odyssey in July 2022. On this tour, you will visit sites in Germany and Austria and will witness the Oberammergau Passion Play. Click here for to view the brochure or to view the mail-in registration Click here for more information Click here to register online
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021
Dear Friends in Christ Jesus: This is a season of Christian Conferencing in the United Methodist way. Charge Conferences are a plenty. This week the North Central Jurisdictional Conference will convene in a Special Session November 11-12. Last week the Council of Bishops of our global church convened for four days for our semi - annual meeting, conferencing several hours each day. While we would have preferred to meet in person, the time is not yet. We Z... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021
Two United Methodist non-profits on the South Side of Columbus have joined together to create a new ministry in the Linden neighborhood. The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio and Community Development for All People (CD4AP) will together provide fresh food, as well as free medications, in a community that has historically lacked access to both. "The Charitable Pharmacy and Fresh Market's new location is an important ministry for the Linden community because i... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021
The Rev. Aaron Baughman has been named the new Site Director for West Ohio’s Widewater Camp and Retreat Center. Baughman (pictured here with his wife, Patty) comes to West Ohio as an ordained minister in the ELCA and holds a MDiv. From Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He also holds a B.A. in Environmental Science with an emphasis in environmental education from Warren Wilson College. He will be transitioning from his current roles, serving as an interim director of C... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021
In support of long-time partner Church World Service’s efforts in welcoming and resettling Afghan families, UMCOR is launching the Afghan Refugee Resettlement Reimbursement program. It will reimburse up to $1,000 to local UMCs in the U.S. that are in a sponsorship relationship with CWS. Click here for more information and application
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021
Shift Happens: Doing Ministry from the "Right Side" is no ordinary conference. It is a clarion call for the Black Church, Leaders and Lay to GET ON BOARD with the NEW THING GOD IS DOING! For two days, you will be inspired and experience transformative and practical teachings to help you and your team plan for 2022 and beyond. You can participate either virtually or in-person at the St. Johns Downtown in Houston, Texas.  Participating in SHIFT HAPPENS: Doing Min... continue reading