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Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022
Since Hurricane Maria in 2017, the people of Puerto Rico have been preparing for the next big storm. Each year on June 1 – the start of the Atlantic hurricane season – stores begin selling out of generators, gas-powered appliances, canned food, and bottled water. Across the island, the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico has not only repaired the damage from Maria, but has also helped churches and communities become more resilient to climate change. Now, five year... continue reading
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022
As Christians, we are people of God who are called to follow Jesus in making the world a better place. As United Methodists, we embrace our Wesleyan heritage and live into the mission to #BeUMC and become the church our communities need us to be. The #BeUMC campaign is rooted in these key messaging themes: Disciple Making, Belonging and Inclusion, Influence, Connection and Impact and Experience of God through The UMC. Stay tuned to NewsNET, westohioumc.org a... continue reading
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022
The 2022 All In Community Building Bridges Community Experience will take place October 12-13, either online or at one of five host sites across Ohio. Each year at the Community Experience, participants learn about emerging reentry trends and connect with co-laborers to create more positive reentry opportunities and experiences within their local community. This year's experience is designed to provide information you need to offer a safer and more stable H.O.... continue reading
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022
Every year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. We use this month to highlight and celebrate the vast contributions and positive impact that people from South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean have brought to the United States by celebrating and uplifting these contributions and how they have shaped us. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. President... continue reading
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022
West Ohio Laity gathered in-person at Bethel International United Methodist Church and virtually on Facebook Live for the 2022 Laity Session.   The participants heard testimonies from two laity: Matt Utt, who works for an afterschool program at Crossroads United Methodist Church and Willie Berman, a missionary who serves at Manos Juntas, a licensed healthcare ministry of the Methodist Church of Mexico.  The event also included worship, a time for conversation... continue reading
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022
Are you looking for an opportunity to fight the root causes of injustice in the United States through deep engagement with a local community? Are you between the ages of 20-30? The Global Mission Fellow US-2 Track could be the perfect opportunity for you! Global Mission Fellows seek to combat systemic oppression and alleviate suffering while serving in partnership with their new community. They serve for two years as a cohort across the United States working i... continue reading
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022
Thinking about leading a mission team in 2023? Now is the time to prepare! Join West Ohio for a virtual Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Team Leader Training on Saturday, November 5, from 9am-1pm. 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, as well as sample forms... continue reading
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022
As people of faith, keeping “Sabbath” is essential to maintaining one’s relationship with God. For clergy to truly have a Sabbath, it is oftentimes necessary to get away from home! However, the cost of travel is always a consideration.   Lakeside Chautauqua provides a place, and also helps with the cost. United Methodist clergy may apply for a Renewal Scholarship that will provide hotel lodging (up to three nights) in the Fountain Inn. You are invited to take... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022
This fall, Bishop Palmer will travel throughout the conference. He encourages ALL United Methodists, laity and clergy, to gather at one of his “Committed, Connected, Community” Events. There will be a time of preaching, teaching and testimony. You won’t want to miss it.   Monday, September 26 at 7:00 PM Walnut Street UMC 16 S. Walnut Street (Corner of Main and Walnut) Chillicothe, OH 45601 Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 PM St. Andrew’s UMC 120 W Sandusk... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022
Bishop Palmer invites all clergy to attend one a series of informal conversations this fall. He will open with some words of encouragement but most of the time will be open for questions and conversation. Locations and times are listed below: Monday, September 19 9:30 AM at Washington Courthouse Grace UMC Monday, September 26  10:00 AM at Richland UMC, Athens, 2:00 PM at Lancaster First Tuesday, September 27 9:30 AM. at Worthington UMC Thursday, Septemb... continue reading