On Sunday, September 30, Salem United Methodist Church in the Northwest Plains District, will celebrate its 150th Anniversary with a worship service at 10:00 am, followed by a potluck meal at Noon. The church was originally dedicated on February 14, 1869, though the first meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church in this area came in 1857 in a log school house. The celebration service will include a message from former pastor, Rev. Greg Leigh, and some old time gospel music, as well as a special offering for the "Light the Way" campaign.
The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries is looking for laity and clergy who want to develop or deepen environmental initiatives in their communities by participating in the mission agency's EarthKeepers program.
Applications are invited for two upcoming trainings, where Global Ministries will provide lodging and meals.
The trainings are September 27-30 in Detroit, with a September 6 application deadline, and November 1-4 in Salt Lake City, with an October 11 deadline.
Interested in becoming certified for disaster response? It doesn't matter your age - there are many ways to assist survivors.
On Saturday, August 25, a disaster response training and recertification will be held at Wellston Hope UMC from 8am-4pm.
The Fellowship of Associate Members & Local Pastors will host 'A Fearless Yes' retreat at Lakeside-Chautauqua, August 19-22. Spiritual formation classes will be led by Sue Nilson-Kibbey, West Ohio Director of Missional Church Development; Rev. Brent Watson will provide the Faith for Living Hours.
Registration is $25, plus $75 per night per room for accommodations (meals are included).
Registration deadline is this Friday, August 10.
Jessica Cavinee serves as the pastor of youth and discipleship for Linworth United Methodist Church in Columbus. Linworth UMC participates with the In Mission Together program to support Methodist communities in Laos. Cavinee has traveled with two mission trips to Laos and plans a third youth trip for 2019. In 2017, she led a mission trip of older youth to visit. Jessica was interviewed about her experiences for an article in New World Outlook, the mission magazine of the General Board of Global Ministries.
Sometimes camp isn't just about fun and friends. Sometimes it is about celebrating faith and sharing that with others. Campers at Camp Wesley's Challenge and Mission Camp experienced that first-hand this summer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages of the General Conference: English, French, Portuguese and Swahili. The report will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Subject to final copy editing, the report will be printed in the Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) in November. Here is a statement from the moderators of the Commission and the President of the Council of Bishops on the release of the report:
“To the People of The United Methodist Church,