News
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023
Dear Ones in Christ Jesus: Grace and Peace to you. I want to take this opportunity to give you an update on some exciting work going on in the West Ohio Conference that has an affect on all of us. So, here we go.   At the 2022 regular session of the Annual Conference, the members established a Connectional Table. The group convened in the Fall and took up their work. Recently they acted to move forward with a Strategic Planning Process for the conferenc... continue reading
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023
Bishop Palmer, the West Ohio Conference Office of Connectional Ministries and the United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio invite you to show your love for Wings of the Morning during the month of February through a special urgent appeal. Due to supply chain issues and government paperwork delays, the much-loved Cessna aircraft, purchased by West Ohio for the North Katanga Conference Wings of the Morning Ministry has been unexpectedly grounded for nearly six m... continue reading
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023
The West Ohio Conference Ministry Intern Program (formerly the Next Generations Leadership Ministry Intern Program) is a great opportunity for young adults who are discerning a call to ministry. Applications are currently being accepted for interested young adults. Internship placements are made with innovative and engaging congregations and church leaders throughout the West Ohio Conference. The dates for the program are May 30 – July 7, 2023 and include a $4... continue reading
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023
Ohio Disability and Ministry Collaborative, a ministry of the West Ohio Conference announced a pilot grant program to fund projects for the improvement of church accessibility in the West Ohio Conference.  Crosswood United Methodist Church in the Capital Area District applied and was awarded a grant to continue making needed repairs and improvements to their church, eliminating barriers for inclusive participation in worship. Julia Jones of Crosswood UMC give... continue reading
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023
As stipulated in our conference rules, all legislation must be submitted to and received by the Conference Secretary Chris Clough by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 1. Any legislation received after that date will be returned. The maker of that legislation can decide if they want to suspend the rules for consideration of the Annual Conference body. Legislation should be sent to me at: Conference Secretary, Chris Clough at cclough [at] wocumc.org.
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023
Throughout the West Ohio Conference, Leadership Training Days will be offered to support local church leaders in ministry. The Next Leadership Training will be led by Paul Perez on the topic Leadership Development on Saturday, February 11, 2021 at New Albany UMC hosted by Capital Area North and Capital Area South Districts. For more information, click here.
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023
Global Ministries seeks US-based United Methodists to lead grassroots environmental projects that are action-oriented, antiracist, bold and entrepreneurial. Global Ministries EarthKeepers is a training program that equips US-based United Methodists to launch and grow environmental projects in their communities. Topics include eco-theology, antiracism, community organizing and project planning. All participants plan a project during the training. Application D... continue reading
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023
On Saturday, March 11, from 9am-1pm, West Ohio will hold a virtual ERT recertification training using ZOOM. The four-hour course will be taught by West Ohio ERT trainers and is approved by UMCOR. Registrants must complete a background check and submit a photo prior to the training in order to participate. The class is only for West Ohio and East Ohio ERT’s who have already completed the eight-hour basic course and need to recertify. Cost of the training is $20.... continue reading
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023
All In Community (AIC) is a ministry of West Ohio that exists to equip local churches to become communities of support for families and individuals impacted by incarceration. This year, AIC has reorganized their team to better serve the community and local churches to be remain a sustainable ministry. Below are the names of the leadership team and their responsibilities. Reba Collins – AIC Community Engagement Coordinator Collins has led the West Ohio All In... continue reading
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023
Regional Camp 2 Go! The West Ohio Camps staff are so excited about the coming season that we’re starting the fun early. We’ll be traveling around West Ohio in the coming months bringing a little bit of camp fun with us to share with friends and neighbors. On February 25, Camps to Go kicks off as we travel to all four regions within West Ohio for an Open House style event with of games, crafts, snacks, and a whole lot of fun. We’ll be at each location from 1:0... continue reading