Automatic Pension Contributions will begin on January 1

Passed at Annual Conference 2018, automatic enrollment will become effective 1/1/19. But what is automatic enrollment? Automatic enrollment is a feature in the United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP) that automatically enrolls participants at a 3% before-tax contribution percentage. The reason your Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits advocated for this change is because it is a tried and true method to help participants save more money for retirement. Are you wondering what this means for you?


Thinking about a Spring or Summer Mission Trip?

Thinking about leading a spring or summer mission team, especially to a location recovering from a recent natural disaster? Becoming trained as a VIM Team Leader or Spiritual Guide NOW is your first step! Volunteers In Mission (VIM) Team Leader trainings are scheduled for:
  • Saturday, November 17, at The West Ohio Conference office
  • Saturday, February 16, at Calvary UMC in Jackson
  • Saturday, March 9, at Miamisburg UMC in Miamisburg

Fear Less Curriculum Encourages Brave Conversations

The Fear Less Conversation Curriculum is a six-week small group series that creates space for brave conversations around how addiction, race, gun violence, and disaster affect our local communities and beyond. Each session leads you through a scripture study, what our denomination says about the issue, and a video of local folks telling their stories, then invites individuals and small groups to take action.