Friday, Aug 10, 2018
The Fellowship of Associate Members & Local Pastors will host 'A Fearless Yes' retreat at Lakeside-Chautauqua, August 19-22. Spiritual formation classes will be led by Sue Nilson-Kibbey, West Ohio Director of Missional Church Development; Rev. Brent Watson will provide the Faith for Living Hours. Registration is $25, plus $75 per night per room for accommodations (meals are included). Registration deadline is this Friday, August 10. Click here for the broch... continue reading
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
The free UMCgo mobile app is enabling churches to communicate and engage with their members in a whole new way. With an interactive, customizable About Us or Bulletin section, People Profiles that make it easy to keep information up-to-date, and Push Messages that help you communicate important information, members can access everything related to your church all in one place. Learn how this tool can help make a difference in your member engagement by clicking... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018
During the month of August, 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 prayers for you.                                                         Week of August 5:Branch Hill - Pastor Ed Fisher / PPR Chair Frank AdkinsIncline Mission - Pastor Daniel Hughes / PPR Chair Madeleine KippermanWater's Edge - Pastor Kevin Jobe / PPR C... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages of the General Conference: English, French, Portuguese and Swahili. The report will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Subject to final copy editing, the report will be printed in the Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) in November. Here is a statement from the moderators of the Commission and the President of... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
Labor Day is considered the unofficial end of summer. What better way to mark the occasion than experiencing how God's love can be felt in the great outdoors with Wallapalooza? Families can bring their own campers and tents to enjoy a weekend of faith, fellowship and fun. Join other families in outdoor worship, community meals, and fun activities as you enjoy all that Camp Widewater has to offer. This year's theme is "Stone Soup." We will be exploring how every... continue reading
Friday, Jul 20, 2018
The West Ohio Conference is currently seeking an Administrative Coordinator for the Council on Development and Office of CFO. This full-time position supports the Executive Director of COD, the Chief Financial Officer, both members of the Bishop’s executive staff, and the Associate Director of COD. This position works with church leaders, pastors, and a host of individual donors from across the West Ohio Conference. Because of the range of responsibilities, ada... continue reading
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018
During the month of July, 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 prayers for you.                                                         Week of July 1:Addyston - Pastor Jerry Grigsby / PPR Chair Nancy ScottRichland - Pastor Bill Merriman / PPR Chair Pam LynchWestboro - Pastor Angel Crowell / PPR Chair Victor Vick Week... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching the next phase of Praying Our Way Forward in anticipation of the 2019 Special General Conference. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church's way forward for 15 minutes daily, from August to December 2016. This was followed by Phase 2, which resulted in 18 continuous months of daily individual and corporate prayer by faithful members of a... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
If you care for God's Creation and are called to guide your church's response to environmental crises, we invite you to attend the first offering of the Environmental Stewardship Advanced Course. Intended to develop a cadre of UMC laypersons to lead local church efforts in caring for the environment and ensuring ecojustice, this course is open to any layperson in the Conference regardless of their previous association with the Certified Lay Servant program. The... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
The purpose of Stewardship 101: Growing Generous Givers is to equip local churches to develop generous stewards to advance their mission and vision. However, the culture of a smaller church has many nuances that prevent application of some strategies. Toward that end, a workshop focused on smaller churches has been developed that takes into consideration the unique issues of smaller congregations, both rural and urban. Pastors, finance committee members, stewar... continue reading