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Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
How can individuals participate in Galatians: Gospel of Grace? Just as churches are invited to join in worship and small group study as part of the Conference series, Galatians: Gospel of Grace, individuals are invited to engage in personal devotional study of Galatians during the weeks between Easter and Pentecost. Individuals can sign-up for the daily reading plan and weekly podcasts on Galatians: Gospel of Grace shared through the website TransformingMission... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
What are your values? Perhaps you've spent time naming and clarifying your values. Great. This episode will help you take the next steps. The reality is, most of us haven't clarified our values. And many of us think our values change based on the environment. As you can already guess, this episode will help you clarify your values and apply them to your life and leadership. Not sure all of the roles you fill in life help you live into your values? Not to wor... continue reading
Monday, Apr 15, 2019
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Donnetta Peaks to serve as the Director of the Office of Ministry for the West Ohio Conference, effective July 1, 2019. Rev. Peaks will follow Rev. Kathy Brown who will retire after 26 years of ministry. “I am pleased that Donnetta has embraced the opportunity and challenge to bring staff leadership to our Office of Ministry in this season. She brings to the work what I call a calm creativi... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
During this year's West Ohio Annual Conference, quiet your spirit and fuel your soul through YoWo-Yoga Worship-where you will connect with Jesus through yoga, meditation and prayer on Wednesday, June 5, at 12:15 pm, on the Hotel Lakeside lawn. Treat your soul to this relaxing and centering practice of prayer. You will leave filled with the Holy Spirit's peace. Cost is $10 per person. For more information or to register, click here.  Thank you to OhioHealth (Wes... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
Celebrate that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by participating in our abundant health opportunities at Annual Conference this year - the 5K and Yoga Worship (see article below). The West Ohio Annual Conference Light the Way 5K Walk/Run will take place on Wednesday, June 5, starting at 7:00 am. This year's 5K will support a new church start in the North Katanga Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anyone registered by May 1 is guaranteed a fre... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
Opportunities abound for families and children to fellowship and have fun at Annual Conference this year! Here's the information you need to make Lakeside a great experience for the whole family:   Child Care - Child care is available for children one year and older at Lakeside United Methodist Church. Cost is $7 per session. Children must be registered by May 17 to attend. Click here for more info.   Camp Connect - Overnight camp for kids ages 7-17 at... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
Speakers for the 2019 West Ohio Annual Conference, held at Lakeside June 2-6, will include Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, Bishop Mande Muyombo, and the Rev. Laura Bensman. Bishop Palmer, resident bishop for The West Ohio Conference, will speak during the Episcopal Address Monday evening, as well as during the Celebration of Ministry service on Wednesday afternoon. Bishop Mande, resident bishop for the North Katanga Area in the Congo Central Conference in Africa, wil... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
In episode 062, Tim & Sara have a conversation about congregational core values and identifying the behaviors that define the core values all so you can encourage people to follow Jesus. For many congregations, we think we’re clear on what we value, but the reality is, the values aren’t supported by behavior. As a result, individuals and teams are uncertain how to support and live into the values. Often our values are what lead us to stand up, speak up, a... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
Betty Wiechert never dreamed she would spend time in prison or that she would learn so much from the experience. Yet, just talking about it brings tears to her eyes. Affectionately known as Grandma Betty, her cookies are almost as famous as she is at the Noble Correctional Institution. At age 87, Betty became a volunteer. In recent months she has baked, frosted and delivered more than 2,100 cookies. “Since childhood, I always dreamed of becoming a missionary. I... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019
Lester and Deborah Dornon are missionaries supported by The West Ohio Conference who live in serve in the country of Nepal in Asia. Lester works as a physician at Tansen Hospital, a mission hospital run by United Mission to Nepal. Deborah is a coordinator of expatriate services for the hospital. To learn more about their experiences in Nepal, read their latest newsletter here, or download Tansen Hospital's end-of-year report to read about the amazing work this... continue reading