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Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021
Advent is upon us. This is a season of preparation. It’s a season of anticipation. Throughout December we’ll explore the question, “What’s the big deal about Advent for Christ-centered leaders?” This episode bridges the gratitude theme from November with our focus for December centering around the incarnation. Read more and listen to episode 206
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
In mid-October, the 2021 Building Bridges Community Experience welcomed over 235 participants and presenters to virtually connect and collaborate around justice-involved ministry. Almost one-third of those were returned/restored citizens, whose voices brought experience and expertise to the table alongside reentry service providers and criminal justice professionals. “I was overwhelmed at learning about the many and varied programs, all with the common thread o... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
Christian Family Credit Union is proud to partner with Milford Miami Ministries to help those in need keep warm this winter. Now through the end of the year they will be collecting new, unworn coats in all sizes from infant through adult, to add they already donated jackets. “We are excited to team up with Milford Miami Ministries this winter. We know that winter coats are a high-need item – an essential item,” says the Credit Union’s President and CEO, Russ Ab... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
Heavy rains and strong winds left a trail of destruction of property worth thousands of dollars at two United Methodist institutions. Munyarari Mission in the Zimbabwe East Conference (Mutare District) and Mashambanhaka Mission in the Zimbabwe West Conference (Murehwa Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe District) saw significant damage from the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 storms.  Roofs of classrooms, offices, a clinic and teachers’ residences were blown off. Some debris landed more tha... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
Advent: the time Christians set aside for spiritual preparation for the birth of Christ. It's a strange time. It's a time of busy-ness and movement. It's also a time of waiting.  We wait for the hope delivered at Christmas, we exercise patience, we are expectant as we count the days to Christmas Day, and we hope. For many, waiting conjures up images of a docile, passive condition, twiddling our thumbs and fidgeting while we wait for something to happen. But Adv... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church is searching for a creative, multi-media producer who will play a key role in content creation for the conference website and social media channels. The Media Producer will assist in bringing creative concepts to life through the development and execution of video, podcasts and multimedia productions from start to finish. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Kay Panovec, Director of Co... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021
This week, as you gather around the dining room table, kitchen table, card table, or hospital table with the people you love to celebrate Thanksgiving, know that we’re giving God thanks for you. While this week is hyper-focused on the American holiday of Thanksgiving, we want to remind you of something that occurs more frequently (for most) than annually. When we come to the table to celebrate Holy Communion, the liturgy of the Great Thanksgiving gives us an op... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021
As a child, Rev. Curnell Graham woke every Saturday morning to the smell of bacon and the sound of his grandmother, Hattie Maude, singing hymns and praying aloud. From his room in his family home in South Carolina, he could hear her calling out the name of each of her 11 children praising God and offering prayers on their behalf. “My grandmother had only a third-grade education, but she read her Bible, knew the scriptures and she could sing! I can still hear he... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021
The United Methodist Church believes, “The ministry of the laity flows from a commitment to Christ's outreaching love. Lay members of The United Methodist Church are, by history and calling, active advocates of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every layperson is called to carry out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20); every layperson is called to be missional. The witness of the laity, their Christ-like examples of everyday living as well as the sharing of their... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021
Church and Community Ministries, a missionary program through The United Methodist Church, is seeking both applications and project sites. Church and Community Workers respond to God’s call to uplift the disenfranchised and poor in rural and urban areas in the United States. CCWs facilitate communication and collaboration to equip churches to recognize and respond to needs in their community. They serve as a bridge between these two groups, working to change th... continue reading