Tribute Luncheon to Rev. Vance Summers

As a task group of friends of the Rev. Vance Summers, we write to share with you that on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 12:00 noon, a luncheon will be held to pay tribute to and celebrate the life and ministry of THE REVEREND VANCE SUMMERS. The luncheon will be held at Broad Street United Methodist Church, 501 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. Vance and Leslie will be our guest at that time.


Regional meetings on 2014 Health Insurance Plans

Six regional meeting have been set to introduce the 2014 Health Insurance plan and answer your questions about them.  If you are currently on the Medical Mutual of Ohio insurance plan, the meetings will be from 9:30 to 11:00.  If you are a retiree on the Humana Medicare Advantage Plan, your meetings will be a “lunch and learn” from 11:30 to 1:00.  Look for electronic and US mail communications specific to the plan you’re on in the next couple of weeks.  In the meantime, please contact sgeorge [a


Disaster Recovery Team Update

The October disaster recovery team mission was postponed until April 2014.  The trip in April will be to Union Beach, New Jersey. If you would like more information about Miami Valley Disaster Recovery opportunities and how you could be trained to be a team member or leader, please visit this page on our website.

If you have questions or would like to support this effort, please contact Keith Simpson, team leader, mvdrt13 [at]

Be in mission at a West Ohio camp!

Come out and support our conference camp sites by serving missionally to maintain and enhance our camp facilities. Groups of volunteers, ages 18 and up and 13-17 with a parent, will form teams to tackle different projects at each site. Please let us know if you have any special skills or tools that you can volunteer. Needs vary by camp but might include painting, cutting trees, clearing paths, plumbing, building and use of power tools.


Training sessions announced for Imagine No Malaria campaign

The members of the West Ohio Annual Conference have committed to saving 350,000 lives over the next 3 years as part of this denomination-wide campaign to eradicate deaths from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. To reach our conference goal of saving those lives we need to raise 3.5 million dollars.

Will your church accept an invitation to be a part of this life-saving initiative?