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EarthKeepers Training to be held in Atlanta, Detroit, Salt Lake

The Global Ministries EarthKeepers program will hold three trainings in 2018: May 17-20 in Atlanta, GA; September 27-30 in Detroit, MI; and November 1-4 in Salt Lake City, UT. EarthKeepers  training equips United Methodist laity and clergy to develop or deepen environmental initiatives in their communities. Training topics will include eco-theology, intersectionality, strategies for social change, and United Methodist resources. Participants will leave the training with a plan to develop a project in their community. Applications for the Atlanta training are due by April 26.

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Learn More About the United Methodist Motorcycle Association

Did you know there is a United Methodist Motorcycle Association (UMMA)? Did you know Ohio is one of 18 states currently represented in UMMA? Ohio currently has 11 UMMA members. If you are a rider, have riders in your church, or if you just want more information about UMMA, contact Emory Clark, UMMA Ohio State Coordinator, at revem2007 [at] gmail.com () or 740-603-7577.

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Explorer Camp Offers Kids a Way to Try Out Camp

Have you ever wanted your child to try camp, but they aren't sure about it yet? Then Explorer Camp at Camp Wesley may be just what you are looking for. This three-day, two-night camp is packed with all of our favorite activities for them to try out, like archery, Adventure Island, the turbo shoot water slide, canoeing and more! They can also spend time with new friends growing closer to God in worship around the camp fire. Come join the fun! For more information, check out our website at www.westohiocamps.org.

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United Methodist Historical Society Meeting set for April 21

If you are the historian of your local church or have an interest in United Methodist history in the state of Ohio, you'll want to consider taking part in the annual gathering of the United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio. "Crossroads of Ohio United Methodism" will be the theme on Saturday, April 21, at the Canal Lewisville UMC just east of Coshocton. Optional Friday afternoon visits are available to historic Chalfant Church and the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum.

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Charitable Pharmacy Recognized for Community Innovations

The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio has been selected as the inaugural winner in the Organizational category of the Community Pharmacy Innovations in Quality Award by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance. This award recognizes a community pharmacy, which in collaboration with external partners, has developed innovative programs resulting in improved quality of care, medication optimization, and patient outcomes.

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Revival in Nigeria Brings Back Breakaway Members

The 2018 Christian Revival Gathering of the Southern Nigeria Conference was a joyous moment as members who left the conference five years ago returned to the fold and were welcomed back with open arms.

“As people of The United Methodist Church, we believe we can do better and more when we are together than when we stay apart,” said Yohanna Nzakobature, leader of the returned members. “We made the decision to return to our original base because the need for unity in The United Methodist Church, both local and global, is a necessity.”

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BMCR Looks To the Future

Black Methodists for Church Renewal recently gathered here in a mood of gratitude, but also of anticipation.

"We give thanks for the past 50 years … but God is declaring there is a next level in our future," said the Rev. Antoine "Tony" Love, the group’s vice chairman, to more than 225 of the organization's members attending a national meeting in Sacramento, California, March 14-17.

Love added: "God may be requiring us to leave behind the familiar. … God is saying, “Make room for possibility.’”

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