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Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022
What do we mean when we say, "I believe...?"  As Christian leaders, someone has likely asked, "What does it mean to believe in Jesus?”    In this series, we're exploring words that matter. You've probably guessed, we're starting this series with the word believe. We'll look to the gospels to explore what we mean when we say, "I believe in Jesus."   Continue Reading and Listen to Episode 248
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
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022
Multiply Minis are live, interactive trainings for ministry leaders to break out of the norm and hear fresh ideas. These Minis will encourage, inspire, and resource churches with the most current topics and innovative best practices from practitioners across West Ohio and beyond.  Each participant will leave the two-hour webcasts with practical, ready-to-use tools along with “the one big thing” to take home. At each Mini, you'll also learn about “Co-Labs”: spe... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022
Evangelism happens in many contexts and settings; impacts and engages all generations; and calls for relationships with a variety of people. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Pastor Jim Hall, a part-time local pastor serving at Kirkersville United Methodist Church in Capitol Area South, is this year’... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022
World Communion Sunday is one of the Special Sundays of the United Methodist Church. Gifts on this Sunday support racial and ethnic students in achieving their educational goals while also transforming communities. Fifty percent of the offering provides scholarships for graduate students from the U.S. and other countries. Thirty-five percent supports ethnic scholarships for undergraduate students. Fifteen percent funds In-Service Training Programs for racial an... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022
The #NoDeathPenaltyOH campaign, in partnership with Witness to Innocence and the Ohio Innocence Project, is thrilled to announce a statewide tour featuring the voices of men and women who spent years — sometimes decades — on death row, for crimes they did not commit. This tour is a chance for citizens throughout the Buckeye State to meet exonerees from Ohio (along with some special guests from out of state). Admission is free. Stops will be made in Cincinnati,... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022
As the pastor of a local congregation (or perhaps more than one!) you wear many hats: CEO, teacher, preacher, counselor, and jack-of-all-trades just to name a few. You may feel overwhelmed with all your duties. The last one you may be thinking about is your church’s financial future, especially a future far past the time when you are serving there. Fortunately, it’s never too late to ensure a legacy for your church and help is a phone call away. The best way... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022
Go Grants will resource innovative ministry ideas that help West Ohio churches develop relationships beyond the walls of our buildings and within our communities, to make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Grants will be awarded in four different categories. Applicants will complete a simple, online application and upload a 90 second video to apply. For more information, brainstorming, and applying please visit westohioumc.org/Go... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022
A one-day retreat for West Ohio Emergency Response Teams will be held Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Camp Wesley in Bellefontaine. The: morning will include refreshments, fellowship, worship, and a word from Bishop Palmer. After lunch, the afternoon will be spent completing repairs and service projects around the camp. Cost of the retreat is only $10. So grab your tool belt and join us! Click here to register for this retreat. One week later... continue reading