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Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
The West Ohio Conference will host the Annual Clergy Session virtually on May 19, 2021. All Clergy members of the Annual Conference and Laity on the Board of Ordained Ministry are invited to participate. The objectives of the Clergy Session include caring for those who will have new credentials for Commissioning and Ordination and those who have changed status in the past year, such as retirees. Clergy Session is an important aspect of holy conferencing that re... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
This year’s West Ohio Annual Conference Offering will be used to support disaster response in West Ohio and around the United States. In 2020, millions of people were affected by natural disasters, from wildfires to floods to hurricanes and tornadoes. Experts are predicting an extremely active hurricane season in 2021, with a higher-than-average number of named storms, as well as major hurricanes. When disasters happen, it is often the local church that provide... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
Thanks to your generosity, the Conference finished 2020 in a solid financial position. Yes, our receipts on apportioned connectional giving were less than forecast, but our expenses were low. Those trends combined with a PPP loan meant we started 2021 on solid footing.  The Conference situation may sound a lot like your church’s, if the feedback we’re hearing is correct. Unclear at the end of 2020, however, was whether our strong finish was a result of churches... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
Wesley Chapel Mission Center, a United Methodist-related ministry in Cincinnati, is in need of volunteers for its summer program for children and youth. For six weeks during the summer, Wesley Chapel offers opportunities on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons for children to worship, play, learn, do a craft, have a Bible lesson, and garden. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, the children have fun participating in walking field trips. Volunteers are needed... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
After 4 years of service, Rachel Palmer has resigned as Director of Camp Widewater to pursue other endeavors.  “Rachel’s unique gifts to Camp Widewater will be felt for many years to come. She made a lasting impact on campers and retreats while making Widewater an exceptional facility,” says Ken Overholser, Conference Director of Camping & retreat Ministries. Scott Jensen will serve as interim Camp Director of Camp Widewater. A retired United Methodist Cam... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
Multiply Minis are live, 90-minute, relevant, timely trainings for ministry leaders and churches to multiply their impact. There are 22 minis from April thru November this year.   Have you ever wondered: “How are we going to do online worship and in-person worship?” “What is the future of youth ministry?” “What’s next for Children’s ministry, we’ve barely been able to connect during the pandemic?” There’s a Mini for that! Check out these 90-second promos to m... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
Applications are currently being accepted for the Next Generation Leadership Ministry Internship. This paid experience is an opportunity for college students to discern their call to Ministry in various ways The dates of the internship are June 2- July 23, 2021 with placements in local churches throughout the West Ohio Conference. Each Intern will be paid $4,000 for their participation. Deadline for application is April 19, 2021. If you know a student who has a... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
The only thing better than time at camp is time spent at camp with your grandparents. West Ohio Camps is so happy to offer our Widewater Grand Adventure Camp once again. This year memories can be made even easier with a weekend option so even more grandparents are able to attend with their beloved campers. Grand Adventure allows grandparents and grandkids to create life-long memories together while paddling, singing, playing, worshiping, swimming, exploring, p... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021
Registration Open for 2021 Virtual Annual Conference   The 52nd session of the West Ohio Annual Conference will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar. Registration is now open.   The theme of Annual Conference is “Run the Race with Perseverance” based on the scripture Hebrews 12:1-2.   The dates and times are:  Sunday, June 6, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm and  Monday, June 7, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.   Registration is required and will end at May 5 at 5:00 pm.   As part of the... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021
Partnership fights food apartheid in Dayton   Food deserts continue to rise in urban cities with a high minority population. Large grocery chains move out of the area, leaving convenience stores as the only access for food. Because many of the options are unhealthy, the community suffers.   In 2018, members of Dixon United Methodist Church in Dayton, Ohio, sought an opportunity to connect with their community. When the district superintendent, the Rev. Jocelyn... continue reading