VIM Midwest Mission Distribution Center

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 12:20am to Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 11:20pm
Phyllis Bidlack
Location Name: 
Midwest Mission Distribution Center
Location Address: 
1001 Mission Dr, Pawnee, IL 62558

2018 Fall Mission Trip to Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, Illinois

Lodging will be in a heated/air conditioned, handicap accessible dormitory with two people per room. You will need to bring ned linens, towels, and toiletries. There are bunk beds in each room; we usually use only the lower bunks. However, if you would use a top bunk we would be able to allow for more than 16 participants. If you are a comaper with an RV, there is full hook-up available.

Event Sponsored By:: 
Sponsored by the Northwest Plains District

Labor Day Weekend is Family Time at Camp Widewater

Labor Day is considered the unofficial end of summer. What better way to mark the occasion than experiencing how God's love can be felt in the great outdoors with Wallapalooza? Families can bring their own campers and tents to enjoy a weekend of faith, fellowship and fun. Join other families in outdoor worship, community meals, and fun activities as you enjoy all that Camp Widewater has to offer. This year's theme is "Stone Soup." We will be exploring how everyone can contribute their skills and gifts to their community. Break-out Bible studies for all ages, 2-108! 


West Ohio Young People Lead at Young People's Convocation

Last week, three young people from The West Ohio Conference - Emily Kvalheim, Dominic Mejia, and Allison Stickley-Miner - traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the 2018 Global Young People's Convocation (GYPC). Held every four years, the GYPC brings young people together from all over the globe for worship, fellowship, leadership, and conversation. This year, the 331 delegates represented 40 different countries.


Environmental Stewardship Lay Servant Course Offered

If you care for God's Creation and are called to guide your church's response to environmental crises, we invite you to attend the first offering of the Environmental Stewardship Advanced Course. Intended to develop a cadre of UMC laypersons to lead local church efforts in caring for the environment and ensuring ecojustice, this course is open to any layperson in the Conference regardless of their previous association with the Certified Lay Servant program.


Stewardship 101 for the Smaller Church is August 11

The purpose of Stewardship 101: Growing Generous Givers is to equip local churches to develop generous stewards to advance their mission and vision. However, the culture of a smaller church has many nuances that prevent application of some strategies. Toward that end, a workshop focused on smaller churches has been developed that takes into consideration the unique issues of smaller congregations, both rural and urban. Pastors, finance committee members, stewardship team leaders, and church leaders growing generosity would all benefit from this workshop.


Family Camp Celebrates 36th Year at Camp Widewater

Family Camp is a retreat where your whole family can enjoy summer camp fun while strengthening family bonds and learning more about Jesus. This is the 36th year for Family Camp at Camp Widewater. Throughout the week of July 18-22, you will explore family and faith through worship and other learning sessions. Experience and trust God through inter-generational worship, vespers, and singing. Meet with friends while enjoying volleyball, swimming, archery, and kiddie train rides.


Bishop Invites All to I Believe in the Church Events

Join Bishop Gregory V. Palmer for an evening of inspiration, worship, testimony and sharing. All West Ohio United Methodists are encouraged to attend. Each event is FREE; however, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for dinner and to receive printed materials. Each person wanting to attend MUST complete a registration form. Dinner will start at 6:00 pm and programming will begin at 6:45 pm and end at 8:30 pm.

Annual conferences mixed on bishops' plan

After singing “And Are We Yet Alive,” a number of U.S. annual conferences have weighed in on how The United Methodist Church might live in the future.

Various annual conferences have voted on resolutions related to the Council of Bishops recommendation for a way forward through the denomination’s potentially church-splitting divisions over homosexuality.

In May, a majority of United Methodist bishops recommended what they call the One Church Model.