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.


West Ohio Pastor, Wife Named Missionaries to Congo

While attending General Conference 2016, Nick and Renee Shaw were browsing the display area when they came across an exhibit for the General Board of Global Ministries, the mission board of The United Methodist Church. After the encounter, both were convinced that missions would be a part of their future. Two years later, the couple and their four children have been assigned as missionaries to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. Nick and Renee will serve as missionaries at The English-Speaking School of Lubumbashi (TESOL) in Lubumbashi, DRC, the second largest city in the country.


Campers have Gone, but Work Continues at West Ohio Camps

Temperatures are cooling and leaves are falling, but that doesn't mean West Ohio Camps have rolled up the sidewalks. In fact, we are nearly as busy off-season as we are during the summer. The teams at Camp Wesley, Camp Widewater and Camp Otterbein are already hard at work making improvements and preparing for the 2019 summer camp season. At Camp Wesley we are busily finishing the first of three new log cabins and have already finished the new Stargazer night time sleep under the stars space.


West Ohio Delegates Participate in NCJ Learning Session

Members of each Conference delegation from the North Central Jurisdiction to the Special General Conference gathered September 21-22 in Glenview, IL, for a time of learning, sharing, conversation, and worship. Delegates heard presentations about each of the plans proposed by the Commission on a Way Forward: The One Church Plan that is recommended by the Council of Bishops; the Connectional Conference Plan; and the Traditionalist Plan. "I found the North Central Jurisdiction Delegation and College of Bishops gatherings very meaningful," Bishop Gregory V. Palmer said.


Four Tips For Eating Organic The Smart Way

Why eat organic? People do it for many reasons. Some want to avoid pesticides in produce, antibiotics in livestock or genetically modified foods. Others believe organic farming and ranching is easier on the environment. And some people think that organic foods are more nutritious — and more delicious.

No matter your reason, eating organic has never been easier. You no longer have to go to a health food store to find organic foods. Many major grocery store chains now offer a wide variety.


Webinar on Mentoring Incarcerated Members is Oct. 2

Know someone who is currently incarcerated? Need to know what else you can do to support them? The All In Community initiative will host a webinar on mentoring incarcerated members and neighbors on Tuesday, October 2, from Noon to 1:00 pm. Our members, loved ones, and neighbors in our prisons benefit greatly from healthy, Christ-centered relationships. When they feel support from people who are for "the right thing," their thinking, behavior, and future can change.


Legal Forum will be October 26; Registration Now Open

Register now for The West Ohio Conference's 22nd Annual Legal Forum on Friday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Ohio Northern University Law School in Ada, OH. Topics will include the following:
  • #MeToo and the Church - Sex-Based Harassment
  • Copyright Basics in the Era of Live Streaming and Social Media
  • Estate Planning - How Your Church Can Benefit
  • Real Estate Matters