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... 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
Greetings and welcome to the Shawnee Valley District of The United Methodist Church. Thank you for stopping in and we are delighted to have you checking out our website. On behalf of our churches, laity, pastors, and district support staff we want to share with you a snapshot of God’s mission and vision for the Shawnee Valley District of the United Methodist Church, the West Ohio Conference. Our Vision:  Influencing our local communities and the world so that t... 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
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017
In 2016, we had 69 churches give 100% to their Conference Connectional Giving (aka Apportionments). THANK YOU! There were 11 churches in that list that went from paying less than 100% in 2015 to paying 100% in 2016 and I have marked them with an asterisk*.  (Read More)
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
District Superintendent, Brent Watson chose to celebrate the ministries of three churches this fall at our charge conferences.  Each church received a framed certificate and the district staff will visit each church soon to celebrate in person with the entire congregation.  The churches were chosen from three attendance categories - 0-50, 51-100 and over 101. (Read More)   PHOTO GALLERIES: LONDONDERRY NAUVOO MT NEBO
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
Despite there being enough food for everyone in the world to receive adequate nutrition, an estimated 925 million people are chronically hungry. This was one point driven home by Jackson’s Christ United Methodist Church Pastor Dave Roach during the Tuesday, June 28 meeting of the Jackson City Schools Board of Education.  He was present that night to share information about a community project being undertaken by his church in hopes of garnering the support of o... continue reading
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
When much of what is now Highland County was still wilderness, Thomas McCoy, along with his wife and child, arrived in the Belfast area from Bourbon County, Ky. and fashioned a cabin a little northwest of where the village was later established. By 1804 other families had arrived in the area, and in 1804 Job Haigh hosted the first worship service in his home. That first service was led by a Baptist minister, but by 1815 a Methodist minister by the name of the R... continue reading