On October 30, St. Mark's UMC (Findlay) welcomed over 175 All In Community ministers, community stakeholders, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction staff, and returned neighbors to the Northwest Region Faith-based Reentry Summit.
The Basement and the Sanctuary
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free.” (Luke 4:18 NRSV)
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?
- 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
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.
On Tuesday, November 27, United Methodists will come together to support vital ministry projects and missionaries around the world on #GivingTuesday as they generously #GiveUMC. Giving through The Advance empowers hundreds of dedicated project leaders and missionaries to share the love of Christ in meaningful, life-saving ways.
The West Ohio Conference office will be closed to the public on Nov. 1 & 2 as we begin the final phase of the building renovation.
The conference office will reopen on Monday, November 5. Thank you for your patience.