On Saturday, April 28, The West Ohio Conference is offering a team leader training expressly designed for youth mission trip leaders. It is being hosted by the Ohio River Valley and Miami Valley Districts and will be held at Centerville United Methodist Church in the Miami Valley District.
Did you miss West Ohio's Remembrance Service for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? The service, titled "I Am The Dream," was held at Maize Manor United Methodist Church on April 4. It acknowledged the life and legacy of Dr. King, and also recognized all those who lost their lives in the Civil Rights movement. It was also a time of encouraging and celebrating the God-Dreams we have for our own lives, as well as those for the beloved community of Christ.
Would anyone have heard about Jesus if a rabbi named Saul hadn’t sailed all over the known world, telling every person he met about Jesus and planting churches almost everywhere he went?
Brad Aycock, Director of New Church Development for The West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC), asks that question and believes the American church will look very different in the future, better reflecting what he calls Saint Paul’s spiritual entrepreneurship.
The United Methodist Church was officially formed on April 23, 1968 with the unification of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical Brethren Church, along with the dissolution of the Central Jurisdiction, a segregated group of African American congregations.
Did you know there is a United Methodist Motorcycle Association (UMMA)? Did you know Ohio is one of 18 states currently represented in UMMA? Ohio currently has 11 UMMA members. If you are a rider, have riders in your church, or if you just want more information about UMMA, contact Emory Clark, UMMA Ohio State Coordinator, at revem2007 [at] gmail.com or 740-603-7577.
Racism is still “rearing its ugly head” in the 50 years since the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., but nothing is a match for the God we love, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling said.
Easterling, episcopal leader of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, was one of several United Methodist leaders who spoke April 3 outside the United Methodist Building, on the eve of a rally expected to draw thousands to the nation’s capital in an event sponsored by the National Council of Churches.
The West Ohio Conference held a Remembrance Service for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4th. The service, titled "I Am The Dream," acknowledged the life and legacy of Dr. King, as well as recognizing all those who lost their lives in the Civil Rights movement. It was also a time of encouraging and celebrating the God-Dreams we have for our own lives, as well as those for the beloved community of Christ. The evening included a variety of vibrant music, along with prayers, stories, and a message from Bishop Palmer.
Greetings in Christ Jesus:
Earlier this year I spoke to you about 1968 being a watershed year in many ways. That is probably true of every year, depending on your social location and/or your reading of history. That said, 1968 stands out in my mind as BIG. The assassinations, presidential politics, where we were in Viet Nam and on and on. We who lived through it could regale one another with our recollections.
During the month of April, 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 prayer for you.