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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022
Jeanne and Gaston Ntambo, missionaries with Wings of the Morning in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will be visiting West Ohio in August to meet with churches and tell the story of this amazing ministry. Please join in one or more of these events to learn more! Sunday, August 14 - Worship at Stonybrook UMC, Columbus - A Conversation with Jeanne & Gaston - 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM  Wednesday, August 17, 7:00PM - Open House at Indian Run UMC, Dublin - Mi... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
Join Bishop Palmer and Conference Co-Lay Leaders Mitchell Harper and Shannon Spencer for Laity Session 2022 on Saturday, September 10, from 10:00am-12:00pm. Laity Session will be held at Bethel International United Methodist Church, 1220 Bethel Road, Columbus, and will include worship, a message from Bishop Palmer, time for conversation, light refreshments, and a Laity Opportunity Fair. All West Ohio lay persons are invited to attend, either in-person or virt... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
At least 30 people have died during the historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky, with hundreds still unaccounted for. Bridges and roadways have washed away, making search and rescue efforts even more difficult. On Monday, rain continued to pour down with threats of additional flash flooding. As emergency personnel continue their work, and with the potential for more flooding, we ask that you DO NOT GO to the communities affected by the flooding. Right now, first... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
Thank you, West Ohio! Thank you, West Ohio Conference, for your donations of hygiene and cleaning kits (flood buckets) for the UMCOR depot at Midwest Mission Distribution Center! At the end of June, MMDC picked up 289 cleaning kits and 988 hygiene kits from around the Conference! West Ohio ERT Making a Difference THANK YOU to our dedicated West Ohio ERT and Disaster Response work teams who provided more than 3,500 volunteer hours to assist tornado and flood... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
Evangelism happens in many contexts and settings; impacts and engages all generations; and calls for relationships with a variety of people. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Kim Hairston serves as Community Connection Coordinator at United Methodist Church and Community Development for All People in... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
The Ohio Disability & Ministry Collaborative is delighted to report that they have completed their pilot grant project for the improvement of church accessibility. This project was made possible through the generosity of the West Ohio Conference Board of Trustees. The following churches were awarded grants of $5,000 each for a variety of projects: Pleasantville UMC will be installing a vertical platform lift to provide full accessibility to the upper flo... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
In the final episode of The Unfinished Church Podcast, you will hear from Willie Jennings, a Yale professor, poet and prophet In the episode titled Growing in Cultural Humility, Jennings joins with the bishops in exploring the idea of decentering whiteness and how a posture of justice, mercy and humility compels us to dismantle systems of oppression so that all may be free. Hosted by United Methodist Bishops LaTrelle Easterling, Michael McKee, and West Ohio's... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
“If you know the name John Trumbull, you may recall that he was a famous Revolutionary War artist whose work included The Declaration of Independence and Battle of Bunker’s Hill. After creating four large paintings for the Capitol Rotunda, he failed to secure commissions for four more, and his fortunes began to decline. Widowed and alone at age 75, he had an apartment full of unsold paintings and no income. In his Reminiscences, Trumball talks about being forc... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022
In Ohio, lack of resources has forced many public schools to discontinue after-school activities and enrichment programs. In Springfield, one United Methodist church offers a cultural enrichment program for two elementary schools. Covenant UMC offers the Sons of Thunder Rites of Passage to students of Springfield-Fulton and Perrin Woods elementary schools. Through mentors referred to as “Baba” – Swahili for father or a man in one’s life meriting respect – the... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022
With biking season hitting summer peak, a Miami Valley District church organized a bike and helmet giveaway for the children in the community. On a sunny Saturday in June, Dixon United Methodist Church hosted the event, last held in 2018. The day was filled with fellowship, music, food and fun. Organized by Dr. Mary Walker and the Outreach Ministry Team of Dixon, the event added bike-safety training in response to statistics from the National Safety Council r... continue reading