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Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
The Archives of Ohio United Methodism (AOUM) is seeking a professional archivist for a 30 hour/week position (full benefits with the possibility of a 4-day work week).  The collection consists of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, periodicals, artifacts, and other materials organized to encourage the study of the history of United Methodism in Ohio. The Archives is housed at Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University and is jointly sponsored and supported by the Uni... continue reading
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Join friends and colleagues for the 2018 Clergy Day Apart on Tuesday, December 4, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Bethel International UMC in Columbus. The Clergy Day Apart is for all active clergy serving in ministry in The West Ohio Conference. This year's speaker will be Rev. Magrey deVega, Senior Pastor at Hyde Park UMC in Florida. In addition to being a pastor, Rev. deVega is the author of 10 books, his latest being Hope for Hard Times: Lessons on Faith from El... continue reading
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, along with two other West Ohio United Methodists, recently attended the Council of Bishops (COB) Representatives' Training in Baltimore, MD. Rev. E. Neil Gaiser, pastor of Kirkersville UMC in the Capitol Area South district, was invited to attend after completing the United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT). Its purpose is to gather together Methodists who are interested in ecumenical and interreligious ministry,... continue reading
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Is your church's website traffic down? As soon as your website loads, people form an opinion about your ministry. Could lower numbers be because your church website is messy, outdated and (dare we say) ugly? In this MyCom podcast episode, United Methodist Communications offers suggestions for refreshing your site to make it more helpful for members, leaders and visitors. Pick up easy tips - with no coding experience required! Click here to listen now.
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
Join thousands for 4 days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and life-changing fun! Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to grow authentically as a world-changing disciple of Jesus Christ. YOUTH 2019 will provide youth and their leaders with chances to connect with each other, denominational leaders, and connectional agencies to help them discover the wide variety of ministries of the United Methodist Church.  YOUTH 2019 event... continue reading
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church has created a new position, Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement. This ministry of engagement is rooted in the love of Jesus Christ that calls us to invite people into communities of faith who transform the community and world. A qualified candidate should bring leadership, vision, integrity, and a team-oriented philosophy to empower and support congregations and leaders to develop asset-ba... continue reading
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
ERT members are some of the first on site after a disaster, however teams must always wait for an invitation before deployment. Both North Carolina and South Carolina have extended invitations for Early Response Teams to help with disaster clean up, relief and recovery.  If you would like to lead an ERT team or be paired up with an existing team, please contact Kris Shoaf at kshoaf [at] wocumc.org, or you can visit the  West Ohio Disaster Response Efforts  pag... continue reading
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
Is your church using Facebook Live for worship? Do you have permission to "broadcast" music performed by your choir or praise band? Do real estate matters make your head spin? How can we protect the people of our churches from harassment?   These are just a few of the topics to be covered at The West Ohio Conference's 22nd Annual Legal Forum will be held on Friday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Ohio Northern University Law School in Ada, Ohio. Topics w... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
All West Ohio clergy are invited to the 2018 Clergy Day Apart on Tuesday, December 4, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Bethel International UMC in Columbus. The Clergy Day Apart is for all active clergy serving in ministry in The West Ohio Conference. This year's speaker will be Rev. Magrey deVega, Senior Pastor at Hyde Park UMC in Florida. In addition to being a pastor, Rev. deVega is the author of 10 books, his latest being Hope in Hard Times: Lessons on Faith from... continue reading
Friday, Sep 28, 2018
By Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Miller. As we navigate the days ahead, we are praying for a Christ-centered way forward for the United Methodist Church. 2 Chronicles 7:14 assures us that prayer and repentance are honored by the Lord with healing of our land. It is my prayer that our hearts will align with God’s heart and that God will lead us to a solution that we are not yet able to see with human eyes. During the month of October, I invite you to pray the words of Matt... continue reading