Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Click HERE for the latest District United Methodist Women News
Sunday, Feb 1, 2015
Renew: Your mind, your faith, your church, your community . . . and your churches' subscriptions to Interpreter!Interpreter magazine is an indispensable source of ministry ideas and resources. Insights from popular sections like It Worked For Us, IdeaMart, To Be United Methodist and Technology regularly impact churches and ministries around the world. Interpreter recently expanded to include personal spiritual growth and inspirational stories.Each United Method... continue reading
Sunday, Feb 1, 2015
We are excited to announce a few important facts that our District can feel encouraged about and celebrate the reality that we are making a significant impact in the lives of others both locally and beyond.1)      SHV District tied for the lead in the West Ohio Conference in 2014 (with the Capital Area North District) in the percentage paid of our District Connectional Giving (aka apportionments) at 96%.2)      SHV District and the Foothills District were the o... continue reading
Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
There are a number of ways we can come alongside your church.  We provide practical advice and tools to help you discern your church’s signature mission.  By working with the clergy and key laity we help you assess those things you excel at.  We will help you determine the best ways to use those gifts and resources to maximize your impact to the community.Click HERE for details
Monday, Jan 5, 2015
We want to make all of you aware of the selection of At-Large Delegates from among our laity for the upcoming West Ohio Annual Conference. The Shawnee Valley District will be allowed 35 At-Large delegates to the 2015 Annual Conference at Lakeside, Ohio and we currently have only 10 At-Large Delegates signed up. There is still the opportunity for 25 more people to attend, vote and to demonstrate their commitment to Christ and the church. We cannot complain about... continue reading
Sunday, Jan 4, 2015
There are new restrictions on tax-favored health coverage for HRAs, FSAs, Premium Payment or Reimbursement Plans, and Cafeteria Plans. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance (DOL technical release 2013-03 and IRS Notice 2013-54) that may impact how your church funds medical coverage for some employees.If you are funding medical coverage to your pastor or employees under on a tax exempt basis, please read this communicat... continue reading
Saturday, Jan 3, 2015
Shawnee Valley Churches are highlighed in yellow in this article submitted by RaNae Street.Fruitfulness Report (December, 2014)
Monday, Dec 1, 2014
The Shawnee Valley District wishes to recognize and applaud the following churches who participated in the West Ohio Conference’s Safe Sanctuaries Training as well as the churches who are in the All in the Family Consultation. Thank You for your commitment to our children, youth, vulnerable adults and those who work with them! Three identical Safe Sanctuary Training workshops were held in three different locations throughout our District this past Fall.Austin U... continue reading
Monday, Dec 1, 2014
Our Goal for 2014 - 118 new converts to ChristAs of the end of August, the pastors reported that our churches have witnessed 208 persons give their lives to Christ this year!Our Goal for 2014 was to equip 118 new  spiritual leaders in our churchesAs of the end of August, we celebrate the fact that we saw 146 new leaders identified and nurtured in their leadership.Our Goal for 2014 - 25 new alternative places for people to worship, pray and grow in faith who cur... continue reading
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
Effective September 30, 2014 the worker’s compensation Third Party Administrator (TPA) for the West Ohio Conference group plan is changed to CompManagement.  The Conference is part of a group rated plan sponsored by the South Summit Chamber of Commerce and following a TPA review, their board selected CompManagement as TPA.This change is for Third Party Administrator ONLY.  The Managed Care Organization (MCO) will remain 888 OhioComp.Effective immediately, CompM... continue reading