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Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018
This annual GIANT garage sale benefits the programs at The Friendly Center of Toledo. Over 30 area churches are invovled. There are several ways you and your church can help make this sale a success: Monday, August 6-Wednesday, August 8, 9am-5pm Drop off/Donate items Volunteer to sort & organize item Thursday, Aug. 9 & 10, 9am-5pm or Saturday, Aug. 11, 9am-12noon Volunteer to “work” the sale Purchase items at the sale Sunday, August 5 & Saturday,... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages of the General Conference: English, French, Portuguese and Swahili. The report will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Subject to final copy editing, the report will be printed in the Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) in November. Here is a statement from the moderators of the Commission and the President of... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018
We hope you are having a relaxing and restorative summer. As we head into the tail end of summer, follow along with District Superintendent, Scot Ocke's  summer series entitled, "Digging Deep." This five-week series will help you to "dig deep" into questions such as: our purpose on this earth, what God's mission for us is, and how that fits into our destiny. Week 1: Why On Earth Am I Here? Week 2: My Purpose God's Pleasure Week 3: My Make, God's Mission Week 4:... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching the next phase of Praying Our Way Forward in anticipation of the 2019 Special General Conference. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church's way forward for 15 minutes daily, from August to December 2016. This was followed by Phase 2, which resulted in 18 continuous months of daily individual and corporate prayer by faithful members of a... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
If you care for God's Creation and are called to guide your church's response to environmental crises, we invite you to attend the first offering of the Environmental Stewardship Advanced Course. Intended to develop a cadre of UMC laypersons to lead local church efforts in caring for the environment and ensuring ecojustice, this course is open to any layperson in the Conference regardless of their previous association with the Certified Lay Servant program. The... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
The purpose of Stewardship 101: Growing Generous Givers is to equip local churches to develop generous stewards to advance their mission and vision. However, the culture of a smaller church has many nuances that prevent application of some strategies. Toward that end, a workshop focused on smaller churches has been developed that takes into consideration the unique issues of smaller congregations, both rural and urban. Pastors, finance committee members, stewar... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Family Camp is a retreat where your whole family can enjoy summer camp fun while strengthening family bonds and learning more about Jesus. This is the 36th year for Family Camp at Camp Widewater. Throughout the week of July 18-22, you will explore family and faith through worship and other learning sessions. Experience and trust God through inter-generational worship, vespers, and singing. Meet with friends while enjoying volleyball, swimming, archery, and kidd... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Join Bishop Gregory V. Palmer for an evening of inspiration, worship, testimony and sharing. All West Ohio United Methodists are encouraged to attend. Each event is FREE; however, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for dinner and to receive printed materials. Each person wanting to attend MUST complete a registration form. Dinner will start at 6:00 pm and programming will begin at 6:45 pm and end at 8:30 pm. September 5 at Groesbeck UMC in Cincinnati S... continue reading
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018
The members of the 2018 West Ohio Conference passed the following changes in the Clergy Vacation Policy. If you have questions regarding the following information, please speak with your district superintendent. Vacation Policy Time for vacation, continuing education, Sabbath and formational renewal are extremely important to every person involved in professional ministry.  There must be times of recreation, study and re-centering in each clergy’s life. The Wes... continue reading
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018
Leaders Launch Worldwide #LetThemLeave Campaign Against Treatment of Three Missionaries in the Philippines Who Have Been Denied Permission to Leave the Country Atlanta, Ga. (June 26, 2018) – Calling for a missionary’s immediate release from the Bicutan Detention Center in the Philippines, the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church today took the unusual step of calling upon the government of the Republic of the Philippines to expedite the discharge o... continue reading