By Brenda Hauser, Communications and Marketing Specialist, Ginghamsburg Church
By Amy Haines, Vice-chair of the West Ohio Board of Ministry
---Submitted by Lay Member, Chet A. Pease, Gordon UMC, Miami Valley District
By Karen Brooks, Communications Coordinator, Evangelical United Methodist Church
During the first week of August, a group of eighteen people traveled to Sutton, Alaska for Evangelical United Methodist (EUM) Church’s second annual Alaska mission trip.
David W. Boling has been hired as the new Associate Director of the West Ohio Council on Development, beginning September 12, 2013. Dave is a member of Powell United Methodist Church where he has served as a Liturgist, Lay Member to Annual Conference and currently as Lay Leader.
The Ohio Veterans Bonus is a thank-you from the citizens of Ohio to all the members of the Armed Forces who served during the time of the Persian Gulf War, the Iraq War and the Afghanistan War.
Are you looking to take the next step in reaching out to a community that is different from the people who sit in the pews on Sunday? Or are you already engaged in multicultural and multi class ministries?
by Sharon Thomas and Linda Bales Todd
Sixty persons gathered August 23-25 at Widewater Retreat Center near Toledo, OH to journey with each other at the AIDS Healing Weekend sponsored by the West Ohio Annual Conference. This annual event is open to persons affected and infected with HIV & AIDS and is a time for celebration of lives lost and lives living with the disease.
Thursday, September 12, the West Ohio Conference office sent via email a warning to appointed clergy and church offices concerning a telephone scam that is moving across the denomination targeting United Methodist churches. Friday, September 13 a second one was sent to an even wider audience and have placed additional posts on Facebook and Twitter with this same information as well.