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Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018
Below is a correspondence from Rev. Alan Brown of Fremont Hayes UMC regarding last week’s ICE activity in the Fremont area and a plea for our churches to respond. Please read his message and prayerfully consider donating. The U.S. Immigration Service raid at Corso’s Family and Garden Center in Castalia and Sandusky on Tuesday June 5, 2018 resulted in the detainment of 114 workers, left many children, including infants and toddlers, without one or both of their... continue reading
Friday, Jun 8, 2018
Bold testimonies, powerful worship and candid conversations were the focus of the 2018 West Ohio Annual Conference, June 3-6 at Lakeside Chautauqua on the shore of Lake Erie. Bishop Gregory V. Palmer presided over the conference under the theme, “Be Not Afraid, There Is Enough!” Palmer acknowledged the angst and anxiety of church members as the denomination moves toward the February 2019 special session of the General Conference, where delegates will decide on... continue reading
Monday, Jun 4, 2018
Thanks to the generosity of our churches and congregants, the Connectional Ministries of The West Ohio Conference can proclaim, along with all of you, “Be Not Afraid…There Is Enough!” Enough passion to proclaim the love of Jesus to the people around us. Enough vision to reach out into the communities around us with God’s grace. Enough energy to help children regain a love of learning. Enough compassion to help those who cannot always help themselves. And enough... continue reading
Monday, Jun 4, 2018
Want to know what's happening at Annual Conference this year? Here's how! Live Streaming: go to the front page of the website, scroll down to the video player, and hit play. Videos: go to the West Ohio Conference's YouTube channel and view the 2018 Annual Conference playlist. Photos: go to the West Ohio Conference's Flickr account. Facebook: see photos, videos, and live streaming all in one place on the Conference's Facebook page.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
When: June 24, 12pm - June 29, 5pm Where: Camp Widewater4050 Old US  24Liberty Center, Ohio 43532 Who: Ages 9 - 23  This camp overcomes the barriers of traditional camping programs and allows an opportunity for individuals ages 9 - 23, have physical disabilities (campers) to fully participate in a summer camp program. This camp is put on by the United Methodist Church, but individuals of any (or no) religious affliliation are welcome to attend. What: The best w... continue reading
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Over the next several months we will be releasing several video testimonials given by those who attended our last Lay Servant Training. Watch the videos to learn why these individuals decided to attend and maybe learn something that will help you in ministry at your church.  Click here to watch Video 1  District Superintendent, Scot Ocke gave witness to why he lives to teach at the event! Click here to watch Video 2! Kathy Bethel from Hope United Methodist Ch... continue reading
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
So you attended a West Ohio Vision Day -- or maybe you didn't -- now what?  If you attended a Vision Day, you've seen the Fresh Expressions from the 30,000 ft view, now we need to figure out how we can apply the concepts to transform our communities. Join us at the West Ohio Roundtable on August 1 from 8-11am to dive deeper and gain better understanding of how the implementation process can work. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, receive personal... continue reading
Friday, May 11, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa: The Rev. Gary W. Graves, Secretary of the General Conference, announced today that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently failed to pass. Amendment #1 of the five constitutional amendments that were approved by the 2016 General Conference--and which narrowly failed to be ratified--included a sentence which had been removed by the legislative body. Graves, who... continue reading
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The MWD UMM are selling geraniums in support of the district truck fund  with proceeds going towards important maintenance and upkeep for the truck. The “meals for Millions” truck gathers and delivers food for the needy. The geraniums are 4.5” with 2-3 blooms per pot, costing $5 each. Please place orders by May 16 using the order form attached below and.or email geotater43465 [at] gmail.com (George "Tater" Jenson). Pickup will be at Stony Ridge UMC (5542 Fremon... continue reading
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Join the Maumee Watershed District this fall in Appalachia! We have two mission opportunities in the Appalachia area, one with the Christian Appalachia Project (CAP) and the other at Henderson Settlement. See more details below: Christian Appalachian Project (CAP)  September 30 - October 5, 2018   CAP is an organization which builds hope, transforms lives, and shares in Christs love through service projects in Appalachia, learn more about them here. No particul... continue reading