Friday, Jun 22, 2018
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer encourages all West Ohio United Methodists to participate daily in Praying Our Way Forward  until the conclusion of the Special Session of General Conference which ends February 26, 2019. Below are some suggestions and resources for your use. Engage in a weekly Wesleyan 24-hour fast from Thursday after dinner to Friday mid-afternoon.  Those who have health situations causing food fasts to be unadvisable might consider fasting from socia... continue reading
Monday, Jun 11, 2018
The day was hot, and we were sweltering even in the shade at the elementary school. But the mother and her little ones waited patiently in the cement courtyard for their turn to see our medical mission team that she hoped would help her family. Though not a mom myself, I could recognize the distress of the infant screaming in her arms as she tried to comfort it. Too hot for a baby, even I knew, but what could be done? Our devotional that morning had challenged... 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
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Tim and Sara Launch A New Podcast  Transforming Mission's LeaderCast offers insights and resources for you to lead a movement of Jesus followers.       LeaderCast Episode 008: Bridging the Needs and Assets of Your Mission here   Then, a new episode will be available every Tuesday.    You can find links and show notes to the first five episodes here   You can subscribe on itunes here   On your iPhone, you can search within your podcast app for Tra... 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
Friday, May 4, 2018
CHICAGO – United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to discern a way forward.  At the conclusion of the discernment process, the Council of Bishops strongly approved the following motion and rationale: Having received and considered the extensive work of the Commission on a Way Forward, the Council of Bishops will submit a report to the Special Session of the General Conference in 2019 that includes:  • All three plans (The Tr... continue reading
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Capital Area South District Conference  has been changed to May 17th and relocated to Etna United Methodist Church at 6:30 PM .