Leadership Change at Camp Wesley

The Ohio Conference Camping and Retreat Ministries is sad to announce the resignation of Camp Director Phil White at Camp Wesley. Phil has served as an exceptional leader for three years. Under his direction, Camp Wesley’s summer attendance and retention rates have grown for the second and third year. His spiritual gifts will be missed the most as Jesus used Phil’s giftedness to make an impact through camps, staff members and worship. Camp Wesley has grown spiritually, attendance and in facilities under Phil’s leadership. 


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Youth Help Others During Camp Wesley’s Challenge and Mission Camp

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.

30 campers reached out in the name of Christ in service to others.  They spent three days off site completing service projects. They painted, made repairs, and improved landscaping at an elderly gentleman's house in Bellefontaine, Ohio


Bellefontaine First UMC hosts Bridges Partnership 'Getting Ahead'

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ by World (GA), Logan County, Cohort 1, Winter 2018 Report

Getting Ahead in Logan County began on April 26, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, in partnership with Bridges Community Action Partnership. A total number of 24 applied, 12 started the class and 7 participants graduated. Five participants dropped out for assorted reasons that include but not limited to obtaining a job and moving out of the county.

Praying for our churches, August 2018

During the month of August, the staff of the Ohio River Valley District is praying for you, your church,
and your ministry. This year's Annual Conference theme of "Be not afraid, there is enough"
guides our prayers for you.
Week of August 5:
Branch Hill - Pastor Ed Fisher / PPR Chair Frank Adkins

'Merging the Streams' Event Celebrates Methodist History

“Merging the Streams,” an historical convocation on the 50th anniversary of the creation of The United Methodist Church, gathered about a hundred historians, archivists and other interested persons at Dayton’s United Theological Seminary for an event that included annual meetings of the Historical Society of The United Methodist Church, the North Central Jurisdiction Commission on Archives and History, the Wesleyan Historical Society, the Charles Wesley Historical Society,  and the General Commission on Archives and History.