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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Welcome to the Shawnee Valley District of The United Methodist Church! Thanks for checking out our website and we are glad you found us! On behalf of our congregations, pastors, lay people and office staff we want to share with you God’s vision and mission for us. Our district is made up of 9 counties in Southern Ohio yet our mission stretches far beyond our county borders. We are making a difference in our local communities, regions, our nation and the world s... continue reading
Friday, May 26, 2017
Six Churches were recognized at the District Annual Picnic on May 21 for their strides in disciple-making and increased mission giving.     The awards were given to churches in three ranges - average worship attendance under 50, between 51 & 100, and over 100.   Read More  
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017
This Spring, 115 lay people from churches within our Shawnee Valley District will each be attending two of our 115 churches as guest worshipers. It is our desire as a District to help every church, both large and small, become better prepared for Sunday morning guests. We want every one of our churches to thrive and welcome people into the family of God. Oftentimes, as regular attenders in our own local church, we forget what it must be like for a person to com... continue reading
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017
In 2016, we had 69 churches give 100% to their Conference Connectional Giving (aka Apportionments). THANK YOU! There were 11 churches in that list that went from paying less than 100% in 2015 to paying 100% in 2016 and I have marked them with an asterisk*.  (Read More)
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
District Superintendent, Brent Watson chose to celebrate the ministries of three churches this fall at our charge conferences.  Each church received a framed certificate and the district staff will visit each church soon to celebrate in person with the entire congregation.  The churches were chosen from three attendance categories - 0-50, 51-100 and over 101. (Read More)   PHOTO GALLERIES: LONDONDERRY NAUVOO MT NEBO
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
Despite there being enough food for everyone in the world to receive adequate nutrition, an estimated 925 million people are chronically hungry. This was one point driven home by Jackson’s Christ United Methodist Church Pastor Dave Roach during the Tuesday, June 28 meeting of the Jackson City Schools Board of Education.  He was present that night to share information about a community project being undertaken by his church in hopes of garnering the support of o... continue reading
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
When much of what is now Highland County was still wilderness, Thomas McCoy, along with his wife and child, arrived in the Belfast area from Bourbon County, Ky. and fashioned a cabin a little northwest of where the village was later established. By 1804 other families had arrived in the area, and in 1804 Job Haigh hosted the first worship service in his home. That first service was led by a Baptist minister, but by 1815 a Methodist minister by the name of the R... continue reading
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
Jackson Area Ministries finally has started the construction of our first "affordable house".  It is being built in McArthur.  For this to be successful we are dependent upon a significant number of volunteers.  The game plan is identical to the way we built the office.   The plan calls for us to work on Saturdays until we complete the house.  Our first work day will be Saturday, July 30.   Anticipate working between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  JAM will provide a... continue reading
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
EXCITING NEWS FROM THE SHAWNEE VALLEY DISTRICT   This is what has taken place in our District when you look at the year 2015 in comparison to 2014:   173 Professions of Faith in 2015 (6 more than the year before) 284 Baptisms (89 more than the previous year) 111 people in Confirmation class (52 more than in 2014) 960 Youth in Faith Formation Groups (56 above the previous year) 3531 Older Adults in Christian Formation Groups (439 more than in 2014) 7166 People i... continue reading
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
The Harry Denman  Evangelism Award honors clergy and lay United Methodists selected by the annual conference for their exceptional ministry of evangelism expressed in Word, Sign, and Deed, that brings people into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. A Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipient consistently introduces those they serve to the Good News of Jesus Christ. Their ministry is outstanding for the number of new Christ followers who credit enc... continue reading