Responding to God’s call does not provide an exemption from experiencing anguish and pain. Dr. Gustave is a United Methodist doctor in the North Katanga Conference (NKC). His wife, Dr. Mireille Mikombe, tragically died in childbirth in 2010. Lacking simple diagnostic tools, like an ultrasound, they were unaware that life threatening complications existed.
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?
The Miami Valley District Office is located on the campus of United Theological Seminary (UTS). If UTS is closed due to inclement weather, our office will be closed as well. Check Channel 7 for weather closings.
At OhioHealth, we seek to provide care that touches body, mind and spirit. This is the basis of our health ministry.
Our health ministry is built on OhioHealth’s long-standing affiliation with the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church and our identity as a values-driven, faith-based organization.
Our Bishop has asked if we would make a commitment to create Circles of Grace in creating space for transformative dialogue. In essence, we are called upon to make room at the table for all perceptions on race, human relations and power.
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.
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 www.westohioumc.org/givingtuesday.
This is the third in a series of articles about our five West Ohio Conference Advance Specials organizations. Learn more about conference advance specials at westohioumc.org/advancespecial.