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Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
Aley United Methodist Church had dipped their toes into the digital pool, but it took a pandemic, a dream and a few grant applications to dive into the deep end. “Our goal is to grow the church and bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. The digital space provides one way to that,” said Abby Lightle, Pastor of Outreach & Family Life.  When she heard that communications grants were being offered by the West Ohio Conference and Miami Valley Distri... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
Join us for our next edition of Bishop Palmer’s Leadership Clinics featuring Jemar Tisby on Tuesday, November 9 from 10am to 12pm. Tisby will speak on the topic:What We Get Wrong About Fighting Racism…And How to Get it Right. Jemar Tisby is a New York Times bestselling author, the Deputy Director of Narrative and Advocacy at the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, and the founder of The Witness, Inc. His bestselling books, The Color of Compromi... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
After a thorough insurance renewal sesson, and in consultation with our broker McGohan Brabender, the Board of Pensions has finalized the insurance plan and rates for 2022. Open enrollment is November 1 through 19. Below are the major highlights: A move to a richer dental plan which will not only cover cleanings and screenings, but a percentage of basic and major dental services up to a $1,000 annual maximum. Additional details will be coming soon. This is in... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
From the comfort of your home space or the convenience of your workplace, the best of Wespath Benefits and Investments is delivered to you! Register today for “Delivered to You,” which will take place over two days, Monday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 9. 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST. On November 9, beginning at 11:30 a.m. CST, you can participate in optional breakout opportunities: Benefits consultation, pastoral counseling and a clergy well-being listening... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
West Ohio Camps and Retreats would like to welcome you and your family to experience our facilities in all their autumn glory. Camps Wesley and Otterbein have upcoming Fall Festivals designed for children and adults alike. The festivals promise lots of fun and fellowship for all who attend. Wesley Family Fall Festival is set for Saturday, October 23 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Bring the family to enjoy games, bounce houses, wagon rides, popcor... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
Two senior living and services organizations, Life Enriching Communities (LEC) and The Wesley Communities (TWC), have signed a letter of intent to move into full affiliation. In a statement released on Wednesday, October 13, the two affiliates of the West Ohio Conference made the announcement after many months of discussion. Scott McQuinn, President/CEO of LEC said, “Some of the pressures in the market that are driving this consolidation are the complexities of... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
At a recent meeting of the Flames at Centennial United Methodist Church in Roseville, Minnesota, the agenda was about understanding and being inclusive of Deaf people. “Christian friendships are one of the best gifts the church can offer to people with hearing loss,” the lesson began. “Deaf people and people with hearing loss may feel isolated at worship services. We can communicate in ways besides sound.” Centennial has made it a priority to be as inclusive as... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021
Each year, the United Methodist Church celebrates the ministry and witness of laypersons everywhere through a special service. Laity Sunday is a special Sunday defined by General Conference to "celebrate the ministry of all Christians" (2016 Book of Discipline ¶ 264.2). Traditionally observed on the third Sunday in October, Laity Sunday is one way we express the deep conviction that all are called to participate in God’s mission and live this calling through th... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021
During the summer of 2020, lay leader Linda Elam Young earned certification in Spiritual Formation from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Her pastor, the Rev. David Meredith of Clifton United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, encouraged her to complete the process. With two degrees in education and counseling and a certificate from the Academy for Spiritual Formation of the Upper Room, Young has led many retreats, workshops and classes, both wit... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021
By Rev. Dr. Suzanne Allen, Regional Missional Specialist We live in a world where we continually feel vulnerable. It doesn’t matter that in many ways we are the safest we have ever been. Facts and statistics don’t stop worry. The scam phone calls, the reports on the news, and the phishing e-mails don’t help. We worry about ourselves, but even more, we worry about those we love. We would never forgive ourselves if something happened to them on our watch. We appl... continue reading