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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Ministries across the West Ohio Conference were celebrated for their creative and innovative ways they engage with their communities at the 2023 Bishop’s Go Awards Ceremony held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Columbus Ohio. The Bishop’s Go Awards recognized 45 congregations who were recipients of Go Grants to resource innovative ministry ideas to help develop relationships beyond the walls of their buildings and within our communities, to make new disci... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
“One part of the world does not know what the other suffers. Many of them do not know, because they do not care to know: they keep out of the way of knowing it; and then plead their voluntary ignorance as an excuse for their hardness of heart.”  John Wesley, Sermon 98, Visiting the Sick Over the years, the BREAD organization has been the engine behind improvements in systems that negatively impact communities in Columbus, Ohio. BREAD (Building Responsibility,... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Giving Tuesday this year is Tuesday, November 29 - a day set aside to give back and support organizations doing vital work in our communities and around the world. Considering supporting one of West Ohio's mission partnership ministries or disaster response in West Ohio and around the United States. Find more information and giving links below! North Katanga Wings of the Morning is an aviation ministry of The United Methodist Church in the Democratic Republic... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Dates have been set for the 2023 Regional Leadership Training Days. Each region looks forward to hosting training events that will be full of educational and informative content to support local church leaders in ministry.  The dates and topics for each region are as follows: Foothills and Shawnee Valley: January 21, 2023 - Fresh Starts and New Beginnings with Sam Peters Maumee Watershed and Northwest Plains - January 28, 2023 - Discipleship with Tim Bias... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
What You Need to Know: Same healthcare plan, no plan or insurance carrier changes! If you are not making ANY changes, you do not need to complete a new enrollment form. If you are waiving coverage, joining for the first time, adding or dropping a family member/s from your plan, enrolling or making changes to your Health Savings Account Plan (HSA) you will need to complete the appropriate forms and email them to: Dgyimah [at] wocumc.org or mail to the C... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Please click here for Available Clergy Courses Article By now, you would have received a letter from Wespath if you contributed at least 3% of your compensation (before taxes) to the UMPIP 403B plan, explaining the 1% annual automatic escalation feature. Please find Q&As below to assist you with navigating your UMPIP personal contributions and the automatic escalation feature: How the Automatic Contribution Escalation Works: The escalation feature will... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Online giving is an important tool for church stewardship and a recommended practice for creating a culture of generosity in your church. The United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio has negotiated a special rate for West Ohio churches with Vanco, the preferred vendor for all West Ohio Conference churches wishing to offer online giving. If your church has not yet switched to Vanco and has been using the West Ohio Conference online giving portal for offertory g... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022
Please join together in welcoming the return of Bishop Gregory V. Palmer and his wife, Cynthia, to West Ohio. Bishop Palmer has been the Resident Bishop of the Ohio West Area since 2012. With his reassignment at the North Central Jurisdictional Conference last week, he will remain resident bishop of the West Ohio Conference for the remainder of this quadrennium, until August 31, 2024. He was elected to the episcopacy by the North Central Jurisdictional Confere... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022
After electing 13 new bishops during their Nov. 2-5 meetings, the denomination’s five U.S. jurisdictional conferences announced episcopal assignments effective Jan. 1. Jurisdictional leaders recommended electing 14 new bishops; however, the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference voted to suspend its rules and delay the election of a second bishop until the 2024 jurisdictional conference. The elections bring the number of active U.S. bishops to 39, but the U.S.... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022
The Commission on the General Conference announced today that the 2024 United Methodist General Conference will be held April 23 – May 3, 2024, at Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. “The Commission selected Charlotte as the site that best met our varied needs. We believe that delegates and attendees will be pleased with all the city has to offer,” said Kim Simpson, Chair of the Commission on the General Conference. “Charlotte is a part o... continue reading