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Monday, Jul 15, 2019
Petitions for consideration by the 2020 General Conference may be submitted to the Petitions Secretary now through September 18, 2019.  For complete information about submitting a petition, click HERE. Questions about the petition submission process may be submitted by e-mail to the Petitions Secretary at aherrera [at] umcgc.org.
Monday, Jul 15, 2019
North Broadway UMC Sprague Leadership Institute, with support from MTSO, and in partnership with Columbus Sanctuary Collective, the Columbus Mennonite Church and Community Refugee and Immigration (CRIS) presents: Sanctuary For All, a faith-based conversation and workshop about the Accompaniment Movement on Thursday, July 18, 10:45 am - 4:30 pm. Keynote speaker, Ravi Ragbir, is an immigration rights activist at New Sanctuary Coalition in New York. Ravi will shar... continue reading
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019
Splish, splash and sploosh are all sounds of summer. And you will hear them all during Splash-A-Palooza at Camp Wesley. Youth ages 7 to 17 can jump in on this classic week of Camp Wesley packed into 3 days. You will get soaked as you swim in the pool, slosh down the turbo-shoot water slide, rock climb, rope swing, slide, and jump off Adventure Island at a beach. Water balloons, inner tube water polo, and a water carnival will drench you in new and wacky ways.... continue reading
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019
The Discipleship Ministries Racial Ethnic Local Church Grants (RELCC) provide funding to strengthen the ethnic local church through leadership training, small groups, worship, stewardship and spiritual formation within and beyond the church. Grants up to $10,000 are available. Applications are due September 10. For full details and the application form, click HERE. 
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019
Mission u, sponsored by The United Methodist Women, is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society with particular attention to the responsibilities of women in fulfilling the mission work of the church. It also provides opportunities for all to grow in faith, hope, and love in action. Both members and non-members of UMW are encouraged to attend.  The deadline to register for the 4-day Mission School is June 26, deadline to register for the 1-day s... continue reading
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019
Early Response Team (ERT) training teaches how to assist survivors of natural disasters in their time of need by providing a Christian presence while taking steps to prevent further damage to a family's personal property including debris removal, cleaning out flooded homes and more. After completion of the 8 hour course, you will receive a badge from UMCOR, which is recognized by FEMA. There are 3 opportunities to take an ERT class over the next few months.... continue reading
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
On June 8, 526 students graduated from Africa University, including two youth from the Kamina Children's Home, Chantal and Claudia. Most of the students are first-generation college graduates, and 54.6 percent are women. The university has a current full-time enrollment of 1,800 students, a 97 percent graduation rate and more than 9,000 alumni as of June 2019. More than 90 percent of Africa University's graduates have remained on the continent of Africa. Read M... continue reading
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
Etna United Methodist Church will host the African Children's Choir on Tuesday, July 16, at 7:00 pm on their 'Just As I Am' Hymns Tour. The African Children's Choir was created in 1984 in the midst of Uganda's civil war as a way to support orphaned children. Donations raised by the tour have gone to support orphanages, schools, literacy programs, water wells, and other relief and development programs. Etna UMC is located at 500 Pike Street, Etna, OH.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
It's "moving season" for United Methodist clergy across the United States. If your congregation is welcoming a new pastor this year, take a moment to discover 50 ideas for saying a "healthy" goodbye and providing genuine welcome, thanks to this article from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. In addition, let's keep in our prayers all clergy, clergy spouses, and clergy children who will be transitioning to new homes, churches, and communities in the coming... continue reading
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
Since the Memorial Day tornadoes that rocked several Ohio communities, 2,167 West Ohio volunteers have reported giving 13,893 hours to help with disaster response efforts across the Conference. This includes Early Response Teams, congregations, youth, and community residents who came to churches and disaster sites to help out. And more help is needed! Efforts are currently underway in Trotwood and Logan County, OH, and the needs in the Dayton area are still bei... continue reading