Friday, Sep 22, 2017
When the Winchester United Methodist Church decided it wanted to fill 100 five-gallon buckets with hurricane relief items, pastor Greg Roberts said it was because the church members saw a need. Little did he know how much others would help fill that need. “You see a need, you’re mission minded, people put money in the plate every week and expect it to be used for something worthwhile, and this is what was on everyone’s mind after the Houston floods,” said Rober... continue reading
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
As the Adena Local Schools looks to continue building community partnerships, one forming with Clarksburg United Methodist Church aims to provide additional resources to help entire families. LouAnn Drummond said the church was approached by Adena staff member Mila Rowe about a partnership. The church already was operating a once a week Kids Club after-school program, and Rowe was working on an application for a grant from South Central Power. The two organizat... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
The United Methodist Rural Advocates is proud to present 4 webinars designed to help rural churches in church growth. Webinar 1.  Mission – Neighbors helping neighbors to  make a difference in our community.  Presented by Dr. Alan Rice & Dr. Debbie Rice – who designed NETworX a national program to help reduce poverty. Tuesday, September 12, 2017  7:00 pm EST Webinar 2.   Leadership - Equip, Encourage, & Support for your church to be all it can be for... continue reading
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017
Congratulations to the following who received new orders within The United Methodist Church:   Christine Case - Provisional Deacon Elizabeth Reed - Provisional Elder Chris Wiseman - Provisional Elder Jane Karl - Deacon Joe Fox - Elder   Pictures and Details
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Grace United Methodist Church in Washington Court House serves the community as they celebrate 200 years in ministry throughout the entire year.  Read Entire Article
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