Many thanks to the clergy and laity from the Capitol Area North and Capitol Area South Districts who attended our annual Leadership Training Day on Saturday, February 3, at Powell UMC. Over 400 people learned about different ministries, committees, and ways to better serve the church. We were blessed by your presence and look forward to next year!
Here is contact information for our presenters. Presentations that we have received can be found below.
Normandy UMC is hosting a House of Worship Security Training program on March 24th from 9am - 4pm. The training is being conducted by experienced Ohio law enforcement officers who are members of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association. The training is targed to church leadership, staff, security teams and clergy. The objective is to inform and educate attendees on how to prevent, avoid and control risks to our staff, congregation, chidlren and visitors associated with our places of worship. The topics to be covered include:
Empowered to Connect - a 2-day (10-6 both days) simulcast helping parents, counselors, therapists, teachers, foster parents, kids ministry workers and clergy, serve children from hard places. Hosted by Rev. Dr. Dan & Erin Gildner at Stillwater UMC on April 13-14, 2018.
You and I live in a wonderful region of the State of Ohio because of its people and scenery. In fact, the Seal of Ohio depicts the Scioto River flowing between cultivated fields and Mount Logan in Chillicothe. I love the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, “ Each moment of the year has its own beauty…a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again” and the blessing is that we know the author of each of those moments. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says it best, “God has made everything beautiful in its time”.
Many of our folks enjoy hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities. The intention is to enjoy the great outdoors, interact with fellow enthusiasts and meet new friends. The first opportunity to join us will be Saturday, March 17 at 9:00 a.m. at The Edge of Appalachia Preserve near West Union. Plan to join the D.S. and others. Watch for more details.
ACT NOW: Unite to End Racism is both a rally and a call to action, organized by the National Council of Churches with partners: the National African American Clergy Network, Conference of National Black Churches, Sojourners, Fra
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If The United Methodist Church had a “Paid-in-Full” stamp, it would be getting good use around the world.
A record 28 of the 56 U.S. United Methodist conferences paid 100 percent of requested general-church giving in 2017, the denomination’s General Council on Finance and Administration reports.
That’s the highest number in the 18 years that the church has digital records and marks the fourth consecutive year that a record number of conferences reached the milestone — up from 25 in 2014, 26 in 2015 and 27 in 2016.