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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
On August 25, 1619, the first enslaved Africans arrived into what was then the colony of Virginia and onto the shores of English-occupied North America. This Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 3:00 PM, scores of congregants in churches across the United States will participate in the Healing Day National Bell Ringing observance during which they will ring their church bells for four minutes and solemnly mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved A... continue reading
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul.   And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight, The clouds be rolled back as a scroll; The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, Even so-it is well with my soul.   The words of the familiar hymn, "It Is Well With My Soul," have been sung at countless services of worship... continue reading
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio, founded in 2010, is a ministry of The West Ohio Conference. Now in its ninth year of ministry, the Charitable Pharmacy depends on volunteers for a variety of tasks necessary to the Pharmacy's daily operations. Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dietitians/nutritionists, and others in the healthcare industry are always needed. However, even church outreach groups or UMW circles can help out! Non-clinical volunteers are ut... continue reading
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
The United Methodist Women of West Ohio will hold their Annual Celebration at The Avenue at Ginghamsburg UMC in Tipp City, OH, on Saturday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The theme will be "At the Intersection of Faith and Economic Equality," with Carol Barton, UMW Executive for Community Action, as the keynote speaker. Cost is $15 and includes lunch. You can register online here.
Monday, Aug 19, 2019
Lakeview Christ United Methodist Church is a small congregation with 31 members located in Logan County, OH. For such a small church, they had 6 professions of faith and 2 baptisms in 2018, after having none the previous year. Lakeview was recognized as the 2018 Capitol Area North Light of the World award winner at this year’s West Ohio Annual Conference. Light of the World churches are outstanding in their commitment to shine the light of God’s love into their... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
On September 9-11, 2019, the Board of Ordained Ministry in partnership with the Office of Ministry will launch the first group for the newly-created Reflecting, Equipping, and Flourishing Process. Dr. Brian Law, chairperson for the Board of Ordained Ministry ("the Board"), shared in his Annual Conference report the following:"The work that we do in licensing and credentialing candidates for ministry is about helping people identify and celebrate new adventures.... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
Next year, Bishop Palmer and Cynthia will lead the Alpine Odyssey, a nine-day European adventure to see the Oberammergau Passion Play, from July 27-August 4, 2020. Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau once every 10 years. Other stops on the adventure will include Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, and more. Registrations must be received by January 29, 2020, to avoid a late payment fee. For more information, click here...
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
Thanks in large part to the leadership of United Methodist Missionary Lorraine Charinda, the Kamisamba Farm in the DR Congo was able to produce enough corn and vegetables to supply the Annual Conference session of the North Katanga Episcopal Area - about 900 people! In addition, the farm provided produce for the recent Pastor's School, which was co-led by a team from West Ohio. You can learn more about Lorraine or support her work in the Congo by visiting her w... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
One hundred volunteers gathered at Westwood United Methodist Church on a warm August afternoon to build Cincinnati’s Longest Ice Cream Sundae with ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, cherries and sprinkles. It took a year of Sundays to create this special sundae. In 2018, Jack Crego, a fifth-grade student, developed the idea as a See All The People project at Westwood UMC. Every ministry group and individual at the church was challenged to share ideas th... continue reading
Monday, Aug 12, 2019
Known as ‘the church with the warm heart,’ RiverPoint Ministries United Methodist Church, located in the Maumee Watershed District, was awarded the 2018 West Ohio Conference One Matters award from Discipleship Ministries. The One Matters Initiative was created to celebrate churches that are extending the love of Christ into the community and bringing new members into their congregations. It recognizes a congregation who has transformed zero professions of faith... continue reading