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Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
To my Brothers and Sisters of the Shawnee Valley District, I am so grateful for who you are and what you do to bring God’s Kingdom to the 9 counties of our District and beyond. You are truly striving to be good neighbors to those all around us. Please observe in your church and community the various ways we are already accomplishing our mission to make disciples for the transformation of the world as well as opportunities we can still live out. Your church and... continue reading
Friday, Nov 10, 2017
United Methodist bishops are exploring three possible models for how the church should handle LGBTQ inclusion. The models come to the bishops from the Commission on a Way Forward, which has the task of trying to find a way for the church to stay together despite deep divides over homosexuality. The bishops have been meeting in closed session Nov. 6-9 to discern whether the commission is heading in the right direction. The bishop-appointed commission has three... continue reading
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
Maxine's Closet to open up in new, larger location • The Lawrence Herald • Oct 12, 2017 CHESAPEAKE - After two years of success, Chesapeake United Methodist Church is preparing to open a new, larger location of Maxine's Closet Thrift Shop. That means more folks can shop for bargain-priced items while helping to feed more people in Lawrence County.   A mission of Chesapeake UMC, Maxine's Closet, located on 3rd Avenue is Chesapeake, has a mission of "offering gen... continue reading
Friday, Sep 29, 2017
  On a hot, sunny day in late September, District Staff members, Roberta Eddy and Diana Hall embarked on a 400 mile, 9 hour trip to collect clean up kits at the churches in the Shawnee Valley District.    Thanks to the generosity of a local U-Hall Rental business, C&J Auto in Washington Court House, a 20-foot truck was rented at a discount price.  The trek began at the District Office, where several churches had brought their completed kits. ... continue reading
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
When the Winchester United Methodist Church decided it wanted to fill 100 five-gallon buckets with hurricane relief items, pastor Greg Roberts said it was because the church members saw a need. Little did he know how much others would help fill that need. “You see a need, you’re mission minded, people put money in the plate every week and expect it to be used for something worthwhile, and this is what was on everyone’s mind after the Houston floods,” said Rober... continue reading
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 be all it c... 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