Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
Hurricane Dorian devasted the island nation of the Bahamas. UMCOR has been working with the Methodist Church in the Bahamas and Caribbean. Together, they are developing a comprehensive relief program for the area.  The Bahamas Disaster Ministry, Bahamas Methodist Habitat, is addressing the needs of vulnerable people being sheltered in their building. The church is also providing food, water and hygiene items to vulnerable people on Grand Bahama. Your gift to UM... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
What distracts you from focusing on God's presence each and every day? Is it busyness? Or is it the preoccupation with fewer financial and people resources than you want? Or maybe you're not clear about your purpose? Maybe the place to start is by setting expectations. Are you expecting God to show up in your daily life? No guilt trips here. What's your honest answer? If the pace of life is such that you're paying attention to everything and everyone but God,... continue reading
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
If I were to ask you, “What’s your purpose?” how would you answer? …Would you have an answer? Could you tell me the purpose, or mission, of your employer? How about the church where you worship? Do you know the purpose of your local church? As people who follow Jesus, we need to keep Jesus at the foundation of everything we do – our life, our work, our family, our friendships…EVERYTHING. The problem is, if Jesus is at the center of everything, it can mean you J... continue reading
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
Life Enriching Communities (LEC) is an integrated family of lifestyle communities and senior living services. We have made aging well a top priority for over 120 years. Established in Yellow Spring Ohio as the Methodist Home for the Aged, LEC now serves over 1700 older adults annually in Southwestern Ohio primarily with two established senior living communities - Twin Towers in the College Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati and Twin Lakes located in Montgomery, Oh... continue reading
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
Otterbein SeniorLife communities help seniors experience life the way it's meant to be: full of opportunities and freedom, connected to family, faith and community. In fact, Otterbein SeniorLife's commitment to serving older adults is at the heart of its mission, which - in keeping with our United Methodist tradition - is to "enhance the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons." With locations throughout Ohio (and one in Indiana), Otterbein SeniorL... continue reading
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
The Wesley Communities is an affiliate of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church providing quality housing, health care and services for seniors in Central Ohio on our three campuses - Wesley Glen Retirement Community in Clintonville, Wesley Ridge Retirement Community in Reynoldsburg, and Wesley Woods at New Albany, in New Albany. Wesley Hospice also provides hospice services for our residents and the wider communities. The Wesley Communities i... continue reading
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
All active clergy serving in ministry in The West Ohio Conference including those in Extension Ministries are encouraged to attend the Clergy Day Apart set for October 23 at Etna United Methodist Church. Will Willimon, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School will be the featured speaker. A retired bishop in The United Methodist Church,  Willimon served as the dean of Duke Chapel and professor of Christian ministry at Duke Univers... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019
Have you ever faced one of these challenges? 1. You realize you need to improve your self-awareness. But, you’re also human. Like most of us, you overestimate your skills and gifts and underestimate the time it takes to use your skills. If you’ve ever confessed, “I may have thought of myself more highly than I ought,” you’ll find you’re in good company as we walk through this episode. 2. You’re not feeling equipped to live into your calling. Perhaps you’ve ta... continue reading
Monday, Sep 30, 2019
Each year the West Ohio United Methodist Rural Advocates award the William B. Murray Vital Church Award to a rural church worshiping less than 100, that displays passionate worship, radical hospitality, risk-taking service and mission, extravagant generosity, and faith-forming relationships. The 2019 recipient of the West Ohio UMRA William B. Murry Vital Church Award is North Lewisburg UMC, from Capital Area North, with Karen Montgomery as pastor. So far in 201... continue reading
Monday, Sep 30, 2019
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare ministry of the United Methodist Church. We have 29,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home health, medical equipment and other health services spanning 47 Ohio counties. OhioHealth's connection to the United Methodist Church is long-standing and deep. While other health ministries moved away from faith-based roots... continue reading