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Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021
On Saturday, October 23, Camp Wesley welcomed over 500 people to their annual Family Fall Festival. Attendees enjoyed wagon rides, games, crafts, and lots of good snacks. Director of West Ohio Camps, Retreats, & Next Gen Engagement, Ann Marie Carley said, “Half of the people who came to enjoy the beauty of fall were first time visitors of Camp Wesley. Site Director, Ashlee Phillips has done a tremendous job listening to the community, loving them where they... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021
Registration is open for West Ohio's Office of Fresh Expressions and New Beginnings final Multiply Mini for November. Creating a Healthy Staff Culture TOMORROW November 3, 2021 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Leading a church that transforms the world requires more than the latest leadership strategies or team building activities. Healthy churches are driven by a culture where people are more committed to leading out of who they are rather than out of what they do.... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021
On Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, we will gather online for a time of spiritual renewal as we worship and prepare for Advent together. Our presenter will be the Rev. Dr. Lisa Hess of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Hess will draw us into a sense of waiting for hope to be born after a year of weariness.  The Rev. Katya Brodbeck (Powell UMC) and her husband, Joshua Brodbeck (Minister of Music at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021
Right now there are UMC young people—who might not have the resources to attend a school of their choice, or for some, any school at all—who’ve been sent by you into the world God loves because of your giving to United Methodist Student Day. When you give generously you support these students as they prepare for a life that unites faith with knowledge. The United Methodist Student Day is an opportunity to give to help educate future leaders for our church and c... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021
Are you called to lead a mission team? Join West Ohio for a Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Team Leader Training! With experienced team leaders as instructors, you will learn how to plan and lead a mission experience in Ohio, the United States, or around the world. You will also be provided with practical resources for nurturing the spiritual life of your team. The training will be held Saturday, January 8, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Stonybrook UMC in Gahanna (near C... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021
Are you the unique someone who values both relationships and detailed processes? Do you enjoy helping people plan for their physical and financial futures? If you answered yes to these questions, please read on. The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church is currently searching for a Director of Benefits and Human Resources. This role manages the administration of health, retirement and other benefits for active and retired West Ohio clergy and Conf... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021
Dear Friends in Christ Jesus: As much of the culture is ramping up for Halloween I am praying and singing my way to All Saints Day, November 1. That said please take a moment and join me in singing, reciting, praying the words of hymn For All the Saints: For all the saints, who from their labors rest, who thee by faith before the world confessed, thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia, Alleluia! Thou wast their rock, their fortress, a... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021
The North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops has announced a virtual conference to be held November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and November 11, from 9:00 a.m. ending at 12:30 p.m. The agenda will focus on three critical areas: dismantling racism, the future United Methodist Church, and the role and deployment of episcopal leadership within the jurisdiction. These topics were suggested by delegates or have been identified as critical for the on-going mi... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021
Global Ministries is launching a new initiative and joining interfaith partners in an effort to increase the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine around the world. Funds donated to a new Advance giving project will support “Love Beyond Borders: The Interfaith Movement to End the Pandemic” campaign supporting UNICEF’s global vaccine distribution efforts. Proposed to Global Ministries by First United Methodist Church of Boise, Idaho’s, missions team, “L... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021
Almost 30 years ago, WOC leaders made sure that donors across West Ohio knew about the benefits of establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) with the Council on Development (now the Foundation). As a result of that effort, today the UMFWO is pleased to partner with dozens of committed United Methodists in our conference who chose to increase income in retirement while also supporting a United Methodist cause. In addition to retirement income, other uses for... continue reading