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Monday, Jun 4, 2018
Want to know what's happening at Annual Conference this year? Here's how! Live Streaming: go to the front page of the website, scroll down to the video player, and hit play. Videos: go to the West Ohio Conference's YouTube channel and view the 2018 Annual Conference playlist. Photos: go to the West Ohio Conference's Flickr account. Facebook: see photos, videos, and live streaming all in one place on the Conference's Facebook page.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
When: June 24, 12pm - June 29, 5pm Where: Camp Widewater4050 Old US  24Liberty Center, Ohio 43532 Who: Ages 9 - 23  This camp overcomes the barriers of traditional camping programs and allows an opportunity for individuals ages 9 - 23, have physical disabilities (campers) to fully participate in a summer camp program. This camp is put on by the United Methodist Church, but individuals of any (or no) religious affliliation are welcome to attend. What: The best w... continue reading
Friday, May 11, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa: The Rev. Gary W. Graves, Secretary of the General Conference, announced today that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently failed to pass. Amendment #1 of the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference--and which narrowly failed to be ratified--included a sentence which had been removed by the legislative body. Graves, who... continue reading
Monday, Apr 23, 2018
The West Ohio Conference is currently seeking an Accounts Receivable. This is a part-time position that is expected to average 25 hours per week Monday through Friday. For information click here.
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
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
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
 Although it’s been twenty years, I don’t think I will ever forget the answer Christian missionary John Miller gave me when I inquired why anyone would leave the comforts and securities of our American lifestyle to serve the Lord in South America. (At the time, we were sitting together in a van in downtown Guayaquil, Ecuador.) Without hesitation John said, “Dennis, it’s simply the call of God. God called me to come to Ecuador and I said, ‘Yes.’ That’s why I’m h... continue reading