Get Your Can To Church!


On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Pastor Kenneth Martin of Oldtown United Methodist Church near Xenia, OH, issued a challenge to his small but mighty congregation: bring in a can of food each of the 10 Sundays left before Christmas to donate to FISH, the local food pantry. He pointed out that with an average attendance of 30 people bringing in one food item a week for 10 weeks, there would be at least 300 cans to donate. Could this be done?

Practicing Financial Wellness in Church Finance Workshop March 7, 2015

Click on the link below for information and registration information for the Practicing Financial Wellness in Church Finance workshop in March 7, 2015.  Attendance is recommended for Finance Committee Chairpersons, Treasurers, Business Managers, Pastors, Church Leadership Teams, and SPRC Chairpersons.

Casa de Misericordia Orphanage Needs Your Support on Giving Tuesday

On December 2, 2014, United Methodists are invited to participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Gifts made online through The Advance will be matched up to $1 million. On Giving Tuesday, consider giving to one of West Ohio’s Mission Partnerships in Cambodia, Congo, Laos, Mexico, Russia, or Vietnam. For more information, visit