Pandora UMC Provides Sleeping Bags to the Homeless

What began as a single act of good will and compassion for one Pandora woman has grown into an enduring program of generosity and kindness, fostered by a church and a community.  On Sunday, October 22, parishioners at Pandora United Methodist church gave praise, thanks, and a well-deserved pat on the back to Rev. Carolyn Scott and themselves for their efforts to help the homeless by providing, to date, 500 sleeping bags to the forgotten.


Backstory, Rediscovering the Advent Season Resources


Our series is called “Backstory: Rediscovering the Advent Season” and includes 4 weeks of resources. (A related Christmas Eve set will be released in the coming days). 

See the video here:

There are two options now to download the resources.

Option 1 – The Complete set:

To download the complete set in one file, use this link (Note: This is a 1.75GB download):

Hyde Park UMC Offers Internship & Mission Opportunities

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati is looking for three to five interns for their summer outreach program. Interns will work alongside community organizations that minister to children in a camp setting or literacy setting, create affordable housing, and distribute furniture to families who have just obtained permanent housing. Interns spend time leading Bible studies, serving alongside work teams, helping to coordinate and lead nightly worship, and serving as the connection point between teams and ministry partners.


A Holiday Celebration - Clergy and Spouse/Guest Christmas Dinner

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Northwest Plains District
Location Name: 
The Leipsic Community Center Gymnasium
Location Address: 
120 E. Main St., Leipsic, OH

A Holiday Celebration

Clergy and Spouse/Guest Christmas Dinner

Monday, December 4, 2017

Gather at 6:00pm - Dinner at 6:30pm

The Leipsic Community Center Gymnasium

120 E. Main St., Leipsic, OH

Please RSVP to nwplains [at] (Northwest Plains District Office) before November 21st 

Event Sponsored By:: 
Sponsered by the Northwest Plains District

Bishops Uphold Values of Mission, Unity, Space, Contextuality in Interim Report on Way Forward’s Work

LAKE JUNALUSKA, NORTH CAROLINA _ Placing emphasis on the values of unity, space and contextuality - all for the sake of mission – the Council of Bishops (COB) is exploring sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for The United Methodist Church over LGBTQ inclusion.



Bishop: Puerto Rico Rises with Church’s Help

Puerto Rico is rising up from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, but the U.S. territory continues to need The United Methodist Church’s help.

Bishop Hector Ortiz shared that message Nov. 6 after dinner with the denomination’s Council of Bishops.

Ortiz leads the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, which is an autonomous denomination that continues to have close ties with The United Methodist Church. Ortiz is a member of the Council of Bishops, which is meeting Nov. 5-8 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.


Appeal forwarded to NJC Court of Appeals

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer has received word that an appeal was forwarded to the North Central Jurisdiction Court of Appeals today. The appeal refers to the West Ohio Conference Committee on Investigation’s decision concerning a complaint filed against The Reverend David Wayne Meredith. This process is noted in paragraphs 2715 and 2716 of the 2016 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.