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
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
Jackson Area Ministries finally has started the construction of our first "affordable house".  It is being built in McArthur.  For this to be successful we are dependent upon a significant number of volunteers.  The game plan is identical to the way we built the office.   The plan calls for us to work on Saturdays until we complete the house.  Our first work day will be Saturday, July 30.   Anticipate working between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  JAM will provide a... continue reading
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
EXCITING NEWS FROM THE SHAWNEE VALLEY DISTRICT   This is what has taken place in our District when you look at the year 2015 in comparison to 2014:   173 Professions of Faith in 2015 (6 more than the year before) 284 Baptisms (89 more than the previous year) 111 people in Confirmation class (52 more than in 2014) 960 Youth in Faith Formation Groups (56 above the previous year) 3531 Older Adults in Christian Formation Groups (439 more than in 2014) 7166 People i... continue reading
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
The Harry Denman  Evangelism Award honors clergy and lay United Methodists selected by the annual conference for their exceptional ministry of evangelism expressed in Word, Sign, and Deed, that brings people into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. A Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipient consistently introduces those they serve to the Good News of Jesus Christ. Their ministry is outstanding for the number of new Christ followers who credit enc... continue reading
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Early in March, Rev. Don Rossman asked Tyler Memorial UMC Pastor Don Mundy if he could assist with Holy Communion on April 3.  What Pastor Mundy didn’t know was that Rev. Rossman turned 90 on that Sunday.  (read more)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Coal Grove UMC has been selected by the West Ohio United Methodist Rural Advocates (WO-UMRA) as the Shawnee Valley District Vital Town and Country Church for 2016.  This recognition carries with it a grant of $500.00 to use on a mission outreach of the church’s choice The church is being recognized for the way they are engaging with their local community through Risk Taking Service and Mission as well as embodying the other aspects of vital churches – passionat... continue reading
Monday, Feb 29, 2016
The District Leadership Team approved a donation to the West Ohio Conference Hispanic Ministries.  (Read Thank You Letter)
Friday, Feb 26, 2016
I would like to applaud the 110 churches out of our 116 churches in the Shawnee Valley District who paid 100% of their District askings in 2015. Your support of mission and ministry helped the District to do some wonderful things in the name of Christ at home and beyond. In fact, the Shawnee Valley District was tops among the eight Districts in our West Ohio Conference in the percentage of District askings collected.  READ ENTIRE LETTER FROM D.S. BRENT WATSON