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Conference Archivist Position at Ohio Wesleyan

The Archives of Ohio United Methodism (AOUM) is seeking a professional archivist for a 30 hour/week position (full benefits with the possibility of a 4-day work week).  The collection consists of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, periodicals, artifacts, and other materials organized to encourage the study of the history of United Methodism in Ohio. The Archives is housed at Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University and is jointly sponsored and supported by the University and the East and West Ohio Conferences of The United Methodist Church.

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Register Now for Clergy Day Apart

Join friends and colleagues for the 2018 Clergy Day Apart on Tuesday, December 4, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Bethel International UMC in Columbus. The Clergy Day Apart is for all active clergy serving in ministry in The West Ohio Conference. This year's speaker will be Rev. Magrey deVega, Senior Pastor at Hyde Park UMC in Florida. In addition to being a pastor, Rev.

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West Ohioans Attend Council of Bishops' Training Session

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, along with two other West Ohio United Methodists, recently attended the Council of Bishops (COB) Representatives' Training in Baltimore, MD. Rev. E. Neil Gaiser, pastor of Kirkersville UMC in the Capitol Area South district, was invited to attend after completing the United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT). Its purpose is to gather together Methodists who are interested in ecumenical and interreligious ministry, provide them with networking opportunities, and train them in current trends and practical applications.

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Get Website Tips from UMComm

Is your church's website traffic down? As soon as your website loads, people form an opinion about your ministry. Could lower numbers be because your church website is messy, outdated and (dare we say) ugly? In this MyCom podcast episode, United Methodist Communications offers suggestions for refreshing your site to make it more helpful for members, leaders and visitors. Pick up easy tips - with no coding experience required!

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Lessons from Leave - #2: Minimize 'Lone Ranger" decision-making

Have you ever made a decision that you thought was such an obviously good, sound decision that you didn’t consider that you would have to seek backing and support?  Or thought that the decision was so insignificant that no one would even care?  And then you find out later that you were wrong…. That people disagreed with your ‘Lone Ranger’ decision to the extent that it caused unnecessary discord and even major conflict?

Lesson #2: Minimize "Lone Ranger" decision-making

Youth 2019 is for all United Methodist Youth, grades 6-12, and their leaders

Join thousands for 4 days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and life-changing fun! Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to grow authentically as a world-changing disciple of Jesus Christ. YOUTH 2019 will provide youth and their leaders with chances to connect with each other, denominational leaders, and connectional agencies to help them discover the wide variety of ministries of the United Methodist Church.  YOUTH 2019 event will be held July 10-14 in Kansas City, MO. 
 
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Newly created conference position: Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement

The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church has created a new position, Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement. This ministry of engagement is rooted in the love of Jesus Christ that calls us to invite people into communities of faith who transform the community and world. A qualified candidate should bring leadership, vision, integrity, and a team-oriented philosophy to empower and support congregations and leaders to develop asset-based relational mission and ministry that transforms individuals, congregations, and the community.  A bachelor's degree or higher in

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Local church team responds

This past week, an Early Response Team from North Broadway UMC went on a disaster relief and recovery mission in Wilmington, NC. The team of 7 worked on the home of a young family that had been displaced for 2 weeks after Hurricane Florence swept through that region. Alongside community neighbors, the team gutted the entire interior of the home and removed all the siding that had been saturated with flood waters. 

 

This West Ohio Team was was one of the first ERT teams to serve in North Carolina. Thank you for your quick and faithful response! 
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