Friday, Oct 13, 2017
The City of Mason purchased the Maranatha Baptist Church on US 42 so the land could become part of their Heritage Community Park. They will be selling the furniture from the sanctuary at auction on Saturday, October 21. All pieces are in excellent condition. If you are a church looking to furnish (or re-furbish) a new sanctuary, this would be a unique opportunity that could potentially save you thousands of dollars. Contents:Colonial Style White w/Walnut Trim S... continue reading
Monday, Oct 9, 2017
October brings scarecrows, leaves changing colors, pumpkin spice everything and TRUNK OR TREAT events around the Ohio River Valley District. Support our churches by taking the kids/grandkids out for some wholesome trick or treating : Date Church Time Location Saturday, October 28 Gaines UMC 4:30-6:00 PM 5707 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227 Saturday, October 28 Hamilton First UMC & Hamilton area churches/agencies 01:00-3:00 PM Courthouse Square in Hamilton... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Congratulation to Tracy Chambers who was elected by our laity as our West Ohio Conference Director of Lay Speaking Ministries on Sunday, June 4, at Annual Conference during the Laity Session. Tracy is a member of Gaines United Methodist Church where she has served as Lay Leader, Liturgist, Disciple Bible Study and small group studies facilitator. Always keen on education, Tracy attended Wittenberg University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church supports a wide variety of mission partners, both local and global, in advancing our common mission to 'make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.' Each month, we will join together in praying for our brothers and sisters doing mission and ministry around the world. September: Immigration Immigration is an issue with the power to deeply divide the Church. Yet God’s Word is clear... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Rev. April Casperson has been named Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. She will begin her new position on October 16. Casperson, a deacon of The United Methodist Church, is no stranger to the work as she served as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Lead Team of West Ohio’s Connectional Ministries. “I am so excited about the opportunity to serve in this new role as West Ohio's Director of Diversity... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017
"A social worker hands a young child a paper bag with instructions to get some of her stuff. The girl packs things of importance to her - toys. She's then whisked away to a foster family. When she arrives at her foster home, she has nothing more than the clothes on her back and the sack of toys, Sue Jacob said. The story is one shared with Jacob by a friend who recently took in a foster child. It's also a story that's repeated daily throughout the area, she sai... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
A mission team just returned from their June 14-21 journey to Colombia where they continued relationship building, construction, and fellowship with the people of Brisas del Mar. While this happens to be the rainy season in Colombia, the team accomplished a significant amount of work, despite the rain. Community residents worked right alongside the team. Together, progress was made on a church building and a new well. The ORV team offered Vacation Bible School... continue reading
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017
Last year at Annual Conference as Jean Sherman listened to Bishop Palmer speak, she felt moved to do something about a situation that had given her pause. As Elizabethtown UMC's lay member, she noticed that a lot of perfectly good food went to waste at the end of conference. So last year and again this year she arranged for leftover food to be collected and delivered to Victory Kitchen in Sandusky. But she didn't stop there. She went back up the following week... continue reading
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Welcome to our website! Located in Southwest Ohio, the Ohio River Valley District of the United Methodist Church is comprised of 27,837 disciples in 121 congregations throughout Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties. Our vision is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world... a world of justice, love and peace filled with people growing in the likeness of Jesus Christ. We hope you will join us!
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The strategic planning process for the Ohio River Valley District took place during the first quarter of 2017. From a district-wide survey and town hall meetings made up of pastors and laity in the Ohio River Valley District, our consultant, Sheri Chaney-Jones of Measurement Resources, was able to analyze the current state of the ORV and understand the vision of the future. With input from the ORV leadership team, a 3-year plan was developed that highlights 5 s... continue reading