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Youth 2019 is for all United Methodist Youth, grades 6-12, and their leaders

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 will be held July 10-14 in Kansas City, MO. 
 
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Newly created conference position: Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement

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-based relational mission and ministry that transforms individuals, congregations, and the community.  A bachelor's degree or higher in

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Local church team responds

This past week, an Early Response Team from North Broadway UMC went on a disaster relief and recovery mission in Wilmington, NC. The team of 7 worked on the home of a young family that had been displaced for 2 weeks after Hurricane Florence swept through that region. Alongside community neighbors, the team gutted the entire interior of the home and removed all the siding that had been saturated with flood waters. 

 

This West Ohio Team was was one of the first ERT teams to serve in North Carolina. Thank you for your quick and faithful response! 
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Clergy Day Apart is December 4; Registration Now Open

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.

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Holy Spirit Seminar is December 7 at United

The 7th Annual Holy Spirit Seminar at United Theological Seminary will be held Friday, December 7, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The 2018 Holy Spirit Seminar will reveal how the New Testament Church can embrace the identity of "prophetic community" to live more fully into the promise of the New Covenant. Guest speaker will be Dr. Kim Maas, international speaker and the founder of Kim Maas Ministries, Inc. Early bird registration by November 3 is $59 ($69 regular).

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Confirmation Retreat Dates Set for West Ohio Camps

Mark your calendars for West Ohio Camps' 2019 Confirmation Retreats. This is a great opportunity to supplement the confirmation experience for 6th-9th grade UMC youth who are part of a confirmation class at their church. Confirmation Retreats are a fun opportunity for them to connect with other young believers in a camp and retreat setting. This year's theme will be "My Story." There are two retreat options to choose from: Camp Otterbein on February 15-17 or Camp Wesley on March 1-3, 2019. Both weekends begin at 7:00 pm Friday and end at 10:30 am Sunday. Cost for youth is $95.

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Good Works Hosts 'Going Deeper' Seminar on October 27

For 37 years, Good Works, Inc. has formed a Community of Hope with and for people in poverty in Southeast Ohio. This fall, Good Works is hosting the 6th annual one-day seminar called "Going Deeper," which will be held Saturday, October 27, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm in Athens, OH.  Learn more about the practices that cultivate and nourish relationships and sustain Christian community. A donation of $30 per person is requested, and lunch will be provided for those who register by October 23.

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