West Ohio Delegates Participate in NCJ Learning Session

Members of each Conference delegation from the North Central Jurisdiction to the Special General Conference gathered September 21-22 in Glenview, IL, for a time of learning, sharing, conversation, and worship. Delegates heard presentations about each of the plans proposed by the Commission on a Way Forward: The One Church Plan that is recommended by the Council of Bishops; the Connectional Conference Plan; and the Traditionalist Plan. "I found the North Central Jurisdiction Delegation and College of Bishops gatherings very meaningful," Bishop Gregory V. Palmer said.


Four Tips For Eating Organic The Smart Way

Why eat organic? People do it for many reasons. Some want to avoid pesticides in produce, antibiotics in livestock or genetically modified foods. Others believe organic farming and ranching is easier on the environment. And some people think that organic foods are more nutritious — and more delicious.

No matter your reason, eating organic has never been easier. You no longer have to go to a health food store to find organic foods. Many major grocery store chains now offer a wide variety.


Webinar on Mentoring Incarcerated Members is Oct. 2

Know someone who is currently incarcerated? Need to know what else you can do to support them? The All In Community initiative will host a webinar on mentoring incarcerated members and neighbors on Tuesday, October 2, from Noon to 1:00 pm. Our members, loved ones, and neighbors in our prisons benefit greatly from healthy, Christ-centered relationships. When they feel support from people who are for "the right thing," their thinking, behavior, and future can change.


Legal Forum will be October 26; Registration Now Open

Register now for The West Ohio Conference's 22nd Annual Legal Forum on Friday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Ohio Northern University Law School in Ada, OH. Topics will include the following:
  • #MeToo and the Church - Sex-Based Harassment
  • Copyright Basics in the Era of Live Streaming and Social Media
  • Estate Planning - How Your Church Can Benefit
  • Real Estate Matters

Now is the Time to Pray, Donate, Prepare to Help Carolinas - Not to Go

Although Hurricane Florence weakened to a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall on the east coast, the storm has still dumped more than 30 inches of rain on parts of the Carolinas since last Thursday. Flooding quickly became the greatest concern and led to more than 30 deaths, plus thousands of homes destroyed. With officials still in crisis mode, this is not the time to go to the Carolinas to try and help. Instead, consider providing these other forms of assistance:

8 Easy Steps To Help You Achieve Your Health Goals

Whether you’re looking to lose 10 pounds, reduce your stress or stop smoking, here’s how you can achieve health goals successfully.

Why wait until Jan. 1? Get a head start on those health goals — now.

However, many of us know all too well the disappointment in setting a lofty long-term goal, not seeing much return after a month, and then giving up. Terry Imar, M.A., a psychologist at OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, shares his best tips for setting the right goal and making it happen.


World Communion Sunday Resources Now Available

World Communion Sunday is October 7, 2018. This is one of six Special Sundays in The United Methodist Church and commemorates the world-wide and connectional nature of the UMC. The United Methodist Church has created a wide selection of resources to celebrate this Sunday in your congregation, including Facebook images and videos, worship videos, e-books, infographics, bulletin inserts, and more.


National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration is October 25-27

The United Methodist organization, Strengthening the Black Church for the Twenty-First Century, will hold its fourth National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration October 25-27 at Cathedral of Praise Church in Nashville, TN. The event aims to help local church leaders, pastors, laity, educators, community leadership and elected officials learn a holistic ministry to serve the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and people affected by incarceration.


Pray for Those Impacted by Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence continues its path toward the east coast, the people of The West Ohio Conference are asked to pray for those who will be impacted by the storm. At present, the Category 4 hurricane is expected to strike land late Thursday or early Friday, with strong winds and rain coming as early as Wednesday evening. Hurricane and storm surge watches have already been issued, and major inland and river flooding is also expected.