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Thursday, Jun 10, 2021
Please join Christian Family Credit Union in celebrating the grand opening of their new service center on Monday, June 21st at 3:30 p.m. With over 81 years of offering Christ-centered banking in the greater Cincinnati area and beyond and a recent expansion to their membership, Christian Family Credit Union is excited to now be able to serve their members and more fellow Christians at their new 5,200 square foot service center opening on Monday, June 7, 2021. Th... continue reading
Wednesday, Jun 9, 2021
The 52nd Session of the West Ohio Annual Conference was a virtual gathering of nearly 1,800 clergy and lay members. Bishop Gregory V. Palmer presided over the conference under the theme, Perseverance, rooted in the scripture, Hebrews 12:1-2. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus... continue reading
Wednesday, Jun 9, 2021
During the 52nd session of the Annual Conference, three deaconesses were commissioned: Cheryl Bender, Jody Stevens and Beth Kwolek Vanoli.  Bender will be serving as the Executive Director & Social Worker at Dream Builders Group and The Clubhouse in the Miami Valley District. Stevens will be a Hospice Healthcare Volunteer for Interim HealthCare in the Foothills District and Vanoli will serve as the Coordinator of Spiritual & Social Education for the Aca... continue reading
Wednesday, Jun 9, 2021
Over the last year and half, all of us have pivoted and adapted to a “new” normal. It wasn’t always easy. Let’s take a look at how some of our brothers and sisters in Christ persevered this year.        
Wednesday, Jun 9, 2021
The West Ohio Conference, along with the Foundation for Evangelism, is recognizing multiple recipients for this year’s Harry Denman Evangelism Awards. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award program honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. This year’s recipients include a group of lay people, as well as four clergy, and are as follows: Lay Recipie... continue reading
Wednesday, Jun 9, 2021
Margaret Madison, a United Methodist missionary serving as a Church and Community Worker at Community Development for All People (CD4AP) in Columbus, will retire on June 30, 2021. Margaret was a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries for 26 years, previously serving in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan before coming to West Ohio in 2006. Margaret has served as the Housing Specialist at CD4AP, overseeing the development of $100 million of affordabl... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021
What is better than camping in the great outdoors? Camping among the treetops!  Campers at Treehouse Camp at Camp Otterbein will experience nature in a new and exciting way. They will spend the night in rustic treehouse cabins which give them amazing views at the stars at night and a breathtaking sunrise experience in the morning.  Campers aged 12-17 will learn valuable survival skills, including how to cook over a fire, build a raft and float it across the lak... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021
Summer is the perfect time for personal development and team training. Multiply Minis is your source for learning tools for ministry in a 90 - minute sessions. June schedule is as follows: June 16 - Growing Spirit-Led Leaders Utilizing the Enneagram Click here for preview June 16 - Building Trusting Teams Utilizing the Enneagram  Click here for preview June 30 - Leading thru Uncertainty Click here for preview Multiply Minis are interactive, relevant, and tim... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021
Three years ago, West Ohio launched Fresh Expressions. Fresh Expressions are a great option for established churches to reach their communities in new and creative ways, engaging with people who have yet to walk inside the doors of the church. Over 50 people were in the first cohorts. This summer, we are launching another cohort for churches to learn and experiment with Fresh Expressions. Our very own West Ohio Fresh Expressions practitioners will be leading th... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021
Eleven general agencies of The United Methodist Church are pledging to achievenet-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across ministries, facilities, operations and investments. The initiative was announced on Earth Day. “I think it’s important for us as stewards of God’s resources,” said Roland Fernandes, chief executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, one of several agencies leading the denomination’s environmental efforts. “It’s exciting... continue reading