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Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
On Monday, June 4, The West Ohio Conference will present the documentary, "Reservations," at the movie theater at Lakeside. "Reservations" follows Rev. Ryan Grace and his family as they journey to the land of the Hopewell in Ohio, the land of the Cherokee in Georgia and North Carolina, and the land of the Sioux in North and South Dakota. By visiting a massive ancient earthworks, walking along trails used to remove the Cherokee from their land, and witnessing th... continue reading
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Over the past two weeks, the Ohio River has flooded businesses and houses in the Foothills District communities of Belpre, Marietta, Racine and Pomeroy. As we offer prayers for those suffering from loss of property and hope, it’s time to join together to “put hands and feet to the Gospel” and show our river communities how the power of love can overcome the forces of nature. Will your church or small group begin assembling b... continue reading
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017
The Foothills District is pleased to offer The Creative Worship Workshop to be led by award-winning facilitator, Jason Moore! The workshop will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:30am – 4:00pm. The location will be Rolling Plains United Methodist, 3350 Moxahala Park Rd., Zanesville. We live in a culture obsessed with image and screens. From the smartphones and tablet devices we carry everywhere we go, to the large screens in our living rooms; the world ar... continue reading
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. (Revelation 3:20). Like Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz” trying to get back to Kansas, all I wanted to do was go home. It was December 24, 1987 and I had been working for the Salvation Army in Washington D.C. for the past five weeks. I was extremely homesick and longed to see my family and friends. As I boarded my airpla... continue reading
Sunday, Sep 17, 2017
The Bicentennial Commemoration of Methodism in Gallia County was held at Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The celebration included a meal, entertainment, historical displays from local Methodist Churches and a worship service. Foothills District Superintendent Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Miller was the special guest preacher. West Ohio Bishop Gregory V. Palmer sent a special greeting via video. In 1817, Rev. Henry Baker, an itin... continue reading
Monday, Sep 4, 2017
Hurricane Harvey has resulted in widespread destruction of homes and communities. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), has been actively engaged since before Harvey hit land. Here are ways you can respond. Pray Pray for the people and families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Annual conference leaders and members across Texas and Louisiana are extending the mercy and care of Jesus’ love. Give Partner with UMCOR in responding to the needs of communitie... continue reading
Monday, Aug 21, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm The Foothills District has planned a family friendly fun day for our Foothills District clergy families. We will tour The Wilds in the morning and then share lunch together following the tour. We will gather at 10:00 a.m. and the tour will leave promptly at 10:30. We will share a picnic style lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, fruit salad, baked beans, chips, fresh baked cookies and assorted bottled bever... continue reading
Thursday, Jun 1, 2017
By DS Dennis Miller Last year at Annual Conference, I woke up very early one morning and walked from Lakeside to the Marblehead Lighthouse. As the sun arose over the lake and filtered through the trees, I captured this amazing photo on my iPhone! The scripture that came to mind was 2 Corinthians 4:6, "For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness, has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesu... continue reading
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Welcome to our website! Located in beautiful hill country of Appalachian Ohio, the Foothills District of the United Methodist Church is comprised of 15,286 disciples in 172 congregations throughout Athens, Fairfield, Gallia, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Washington, and Vinton counties. During any given week our members are engaged in ministry and mission to make God’s love real in their communities and the world beyond. We desire to provide radical... continue reading
Monday, Mar 6, 2017
By DS Dennis W. Miller Do you simply need a word of encouragement right now? During the month of March eleven years ago, Rachel and I were in southern California and we visited Saddleback Community Church. We attended their early Saturday evening service at 4:30 p.m. and had to sit in the balcony because the place was packed. Even though we were surrounded by around 4000 people that evening, I felt that Rick Warren was speaking directly to me. By the close of t... continue reading