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Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
The Leading Ideas Talks podcast debuted in January 2018, providing a new way for church leaders to learn cutting-edge leadership strategies from some of today's most relevant thought leaders, including Robert Schnase, Kenneth Carter, Adam Hamilton, Ginger-Gaines Cirelli, and Olu Brown. Leading Ideas Talks focuses on issues such as navigating change, reaching younger people, financing your ministry,and communicating effectively. These 10 episodes from the Lewis... (read more)
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Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
Each month, we join together in praying for our brothers and sisters doing mission and ministry around the world... For the past 20 years, The West Ohio Conference has been sending VIM teams to a clinic at a non-denominational church in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. During that same time, a Methodist Church in the neighboring colonia was growing to the point that it could support a medical clinic within its own complex. In January 2011, it was decided that West Ohio... (read more)
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Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
With support from its generous donors, Methodist Theological School in Ohio has announced an extension of its commitment to every qualified applicant who pursues United Methodist candidacy: an opportunity to earn a master's degree with no out-of-pocket tuition expenses or tuition debt. The pledge applies to every qualified prospective student who pursues United Methodist candidacy as an elder or deacon and applies to a master's degree program by July 1, 2019, f... (read more)
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Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
The West Ohio Conference United Methodist Men will hold their first Brown Bag Zoom Video Conference on Tuesday, January 15,  12:00-12:45 pm. The topic will be focused on overcoming the major obstacles of discipling men today, with speaker Brett Clemmer, President of 'Man in The Mirror.' The hope is that pastors and lay leaders will join in to kick off the UMM Third Tuesday Brown Bag Lunch Video Conference Calls to create a vision, capture momentum, and sustain... (read more)
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Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
In 144 days, West Ohio's Camps will open for the summer season. This summer, campers have 47 different camp sessions to choose from, including everything from treehouse camp to cooking camp to STEM camp! Camps are offered mainly during the months of June and July for campers ages 6-18 at Camp Otterbein in the Hocking Hills, Camp Wesley near Bellefontaine, and Camp Widewater in Northwest Ohio. For more information about 2019 summer camps, visit the West Ohio Cam... (read more)
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Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019
At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. Congregations and parishes all over the world exchange preachers or arrange special ecumenical celebrations and prayer services. The event that touches off this special experience is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.   The theme for t... (read more)
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Friday, Dec 28, 2018
Dear Friends in Christ Jesus: Please join me in prayer for Bishop Judy Craig who is currently hospitalized. She and her family are making decisions about her continuing care. The family requests no calls or visitors at this time. Your prayers are a gift sufficient. Yours in Christ, Gregory V. Palmer
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Monday, Dec 17, 2018
We are moving our offices! Effective January 12th we will no longer be located at 2545 Farmers Drive, Columbus. We will be located at the Conference Center @ 32 Wesley Blvd., Suite 100, Worthington, Ohio 43085.  Our phone numbers will remain the same.
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Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
The 2019 Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches will be held January 8-10, 2019, in Atlanta, GA. The Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches exists for the information, inspiration, and encouragement of Pastors of Black Churches and those who support them. This year's theme is, "Power: Black Lives, the Black Church, & Black Communities." While The Convocation exists primarily for the support of Pastors of Black congregations in The United Methodist Chu... (read more)
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Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
United Theological Seminary is hosting a gathering called, "The Uprising: A Men's Morning With Brian Tome." On February 9, 2019, men will come together from a variety of communities for a morning of worship, encouragement, and inspiration. Brian Tome is the Senior Pastor of Crossroads, the ninth largest and fastest growing church in the United States. He has also published several books including 5 Marks of a Man. Through Crossroads, Brian leads MAN CAMP, an in... (read more)
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