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.


Appalachian Trail Chaplain Nears End of ‘2,200 Miles of Ministry’

For most United Methodist itinerant pastors, changing churches can be a period of anxiety. But once the Rev. Matt Hall finishes his appointment now, he may welcome a pulpit that doesn’t move every day.


Hall is the fifth chaplain sent to hike the Appalachian Trail by the Holston Conference, which includes East Tennessee, northern Georgia and southwest Virginia — also a significant portion of the trail. He began his trek at Mount Katahdin in Maine on June 21 and is on track to finish his nearly 2,200 miles of ministry at Springer Mountain in Georgia around Nov. 19.


UMCOR Responds to Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The migrant crisis in Asia continues to escalate as more tragedies among Myanmar’s ethnic minority population, Rohingya Muslims, are exposed. Since August 25, 2017, more than 519,000 Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine have fled their homes to escape violence and persecution. The mass influx of refugees crossing the border to Bangladesh has caused a humanitarian crisis.