Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
On Monday, June 4, The West Ohio Conference will present the documentary, "Reservations," at the movie theater at Lakeside. "Reservations" follows Rev. Ryan Grace and his family as they journey to the land of the Hopewell in Ohio, the land of the Cherokee in Georgia and North Carolina, and the land of the Sioux in North and South Dakota. By visiting a massive ancient earthworks, walking along trails used to remove the Cherokee from their land, and witnessing th... continue reading
Friday, Apr 13, 2018
ORV 'dig deeper' workshops are back and all new for 2018! This year we're offering two opportunities on each day to better fit your schedule. Choose either 11:30am-1:30pm or 6-8pm. A meal is included so you have no excuse not to give at least one of them a try!  See which ones look good  to you and sign up today. March 20: Tips and Tools for Your Communications Strategy and Social Media April 17: Safe and Healthy Communities Ballot InitiativeApril 24: Evangeli... continue reading
Friday, Apr 13, 2018
The process for the writing of the first United Methodist Social Principles in 1968 was done in a room by 12 men who were mostly scholars and all from the United States. The revised Social Principles, released in draft form April 12, comes after years of listening sessions with more than 200 United Methodists from around the world and is only about 50 percent finished, said Randall Miller, vice president of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society and c... continue reading
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018
Effective July 1, 2018 The Reverend Linda Middelberg will begin serving as the Executive Assistant to the Bishop. She will continue to serve as the Superintendent of the Capitol Area North District. It is anticipated her time will be divided equally between the district and conference. This new staffing approach is made possible by the willingness of the cabinet, Episcopal Office staff, and the Capitol Area North and Capitol Area South Districts, to think diff... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018
On Saturday, April 28, The West Ohio Conference is offering a team leader training expressly designed for youth mission trip leaders. It is being hosted by the Ohio River Valley and Miami Valley Districts and will be held at Centerville United Methodist Church in the Miami Valley District. A very worthwhile workshop led by experienced trainers, this event will focus on selecting projects for youth, communication, Safe Sanctuaries, storytelling, how to include f... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
Did you miss West Ohio's Remembrance Service for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? The service, titled "I Am The Dream," was held at Maize Manor United Methodist Church on April 4. It acknowledged the life and legacy of Dr. King, and also recognized all those who lost their lives in the Civil Rights movement. It was also a time of encouraging and celebrating the God-Dreams we have for our own lives, as well as th... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
The United Methodist Church was officially formed on April 23, 1968 with the unification of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical Brethren Church, along with the dissolution of the Central Jurisdiction, a segregated group of African American congregations. As we celebrate this anniversary throughout 2018, especially around Heritage Sunday on May 20, return to this page (found at for the latest news, features, and historical retrospectives... continue reading
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
Did you know there is a United Methodist Motorcycle Association (UMMA)? Did you know Ohio is one of 18 states currently represented in UMMA? Ohio currently has 11 UMMA members. If you are a rider, have riders in your church, or if you just want more information about UMMA, contact Emory Clark, UMMA Ohio State Coordinator, at revem2007 [at] or 740-603-7577. You can also find more information about UMMA, including the UMMA annual gathering, Fire on the... continue reading
Thursday, Apr 5, 2018
Racism is still “rearing its ugly head” in the 50 years since the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., but nothing is a match for the God we love, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling said. Easterling, episcopal leader of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, was one of several United Methodist leaders who spoke April 3 outside the United Methodist Building, on the eve of a rally expected to draw thousands to the nation’s capital in an event sponsored by the... continue reading
Thursday, Mar 29, 2018
During the month of March, 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 afraid, there is enough" guides our prayer for you.                                                                Week of April 1:Emmanuel - Pastor Joe Royer / PPR Chair Will HatfieldMt Moriah - Pastor Kerry Wood / PPR Chair Candace FloreyOxford - Pastor Arun Paul / PPR Chair Wynetta Martin... continue reading