Sunday, Jun 1, 2014
The West Ohio Conference chose South Webster Christ UMC (Shawnee Valley) as the overall smaller congregation vital church. They received the WO-UMRA William B. Murray Vital Town and Country Church Award and $1,000 to use for a mission/outreach project of their choice. Presentation of the award was made at Annual Conference by Bishop Palmer. (See Entire Article)
Thursday, May 1, 2014
   Recently, the Appalachian Ministry Network met and approved grants totaling $10,000 for Hunger and Poverty projects within the Appalachian region. Harvest for the Hungry at Ironton First UMC in the Shawnee Valley District received $2,000 to assist in their ministry.   The Appalachian Ministry Network's mission is to partner with annual conferences, districts, local churches and general agencies of the United Methodist Church to develop and support leaders wi... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014
For the first time ever, a church, in fact WALNUT STREET CHURCH, was the recipient of the group Red Cross Heroes Award. The award was presented Friday, Feb. 28 , 2014, at the Red Cross Heroes Banquet. The award specifically mentioned their South End ministry, including their twice-monthly soup kitchen, their Snack and Learn program, Garden Ministry, Christmas outreach and parties, Bible studies, Easter Egg Hunts, and the list goes on and on. It is so awesome th... continue reading
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014
   “I am strong because I had to be. I am smarter because of my mistakes. I am happier because I have overcome the sadness I have known and I am wiser because I have learned from my life …. It was my privilege several years ago to go on a Walk to Emmaus. After that experience my life was never the same.”   These words were spoken by Barbara Shoemaker on International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2013, as she shared her story with Church Women United and those... continue reading