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Monday, Dec 17, 2018
We are moving our offices! Effective January 12th we will no longer be located at 2545 Farmers Drive, Columbus. We will be located at the Conference Center @ 32 Wesley Blvd., Suite 100, Worthington, Ohio 43085.  Our phone numbers will remain the same.
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
The 2019 Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches will be held January 8-10, 2019, in Atlanta, GA. The Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches exists for the information, inspiration, and encouragement of Pastors of Black Churches and those who support them. This year's theme is, "Power: Black Lives, the Black Church, & Black Communities." While The Convocation exists primarily for the support of Pastors of Black congregations in The United Methodist Chu... continue reading
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
United Theological Seminary is hosting a gathering called, "The Uprising: A Men's Morning With Brian Tome." On February 9, 2019, men will come together from a variety of communities for a morning of worship, encouragement, and inspiration. Brian Tome is the Senior Pastor of Crossroads, the ninth largest and fastest growing church in the United States. He has also published several books including 5 Marks of a Man. Through Crossroads, Brian leads MAN CAMP, an in... continue reading
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
What better way for kids to spend part of their winter break from school than with faith, fun and friendship? Winter Camp 2018 is quickly approaching! This year's camp runs Friday, December 28, through Sunday, December 30. All three West Ohio Camps have tons of fun planned for kids ages 7 to 17 while celebrating the Christmas season and the word of God. Experience God's backyard in a winter wonderland. Warm up with hot chocolate and worship around the campfire.... continue reading
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
On Friday, December 7, The West Ohio Conference Center was blessed and re-dedicated by Bishop Gregory V. Palmer following an extensive renovation. During that time, the following Litany of Blessing was read.   In the beginning,            before time existed,    God's Spirit hovered over this place,                              leaving holy and sacred imprints of grace---                  Waiting-                              Anticipating --            ... continue reading
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018
A small group of United Methodists waded into the cold Pacific Ocean to kneel and pray that the border wall separating the United States and Mexico would topple. They were part of a group of more than 300 faith leaders who marched to the wall on International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, in a “moral call for migrant justice.” Dozens of protesters, including two United Methodist pastors, were arrested and charged with civil disobedience when they stepped across th... continue reading
Friday, Dec 7, 2018
In a Christmas message to the people of The United Methodist Church on behalf of the Council of Bishops, Council president Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., encourages us, with a message from Isaiah 11, to be a sign of God's peaceable Kingdom. Read Bishop Carter's message below or at this link: A Peaceable Kingdom in a Divided World The Prophet Living eight centuries before Christ, the prophet Isaiah had a vision, which over time was given a name: the peaceable ki... continue reading
Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
Fierce is a gathering for women who lead spiritually and professionally within the church. This conference will provide a safe space, support and encouragement from those who have "been there and yet still do that" with tough love challenges, tools and a network that will help women clergy and other women church leaders rediscover their call and thrive in the industry that's responsible for sharing God's love. This two-day event will feature keynote speaker Jo... continue reading
Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
Good Works has been a Community of HOPE in rural Appalachian Ohio since 1981.  They are currently seeking interns who want to grow in their love for God and love for others as they reach out to people struggling with poverty. Good Works' 9-week Summer Service Internship provides participants with room and board and a stipend, and runs from June 9 to August 10, 2019. They are currently accepting applications and inquiries for all of their internships. Click here... continue reading
Monday, Dec 3, 2018
During the month of December, the staff of the Ohio River Valley District is praying for you, your church, and your ministry. This year's Annual Conference theme of "Be not afriad, there  is enought" guides our prayers for you.                                                         Week of December 2:Milford Trinity- Pastor Kirk Peterson / PPR Chair Linda Walsh New Vision - Pastor Jeaninne Walker / PPRC Chair Walter BowersWilliamsburg - Pastor Pete Elliott... continue reading