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Monday, Jul 26, 2021
  Please read Proverbs 1: 1-7 When you have a strong reaction to something it is a sign that something needs to be explored. Recently, I had a strong reaction to a horrible smell in our workshop. I began to explore, and my exploration yielded the source of that odor – a dead mouse. Each November, Patti and I visit the west coast of Florida. We often go with our friends to the beach to watch the sun set. Every evening on the beach is different and exciting. I wo... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021
Denman Award Winners -Debra Egloff & Peter Matthews   Evangelism extends God’s love in a variety of contexts and settings; it impacts and engages all generations; and evangelism is built upon relationship – both with God and with those around us. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.   Rev. Debra Eglo... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021
Culinary Camp Planned at Camp Wesley   Grab your spatulas and join us for this delicious week of camp!   Wesley Culinary Camp lets campers show off their cooking chops and prepare fun food creations in the kitchen. Campers will learn cuisine from countries around the world and have a chance to compete in a group Junior Master Chef competition.   Culinary campers will also engage in traditional camp activities like the turbo-shoot water slide, Adventure Island,... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021
Lillian Daniel To Speak At Lakeside!   Preacher and author Lillian Daniel is coming to Lakeside Chautauqua from Sunday, August 1 through Thursday, August 5 as the Preacher of the Week. Recent surveys find that Christians are perceived in our contemporary culture as judgmental, condemning hypocrites. But does that describe you and me? Does that describe us as United Methodists? I hope not! In her book, Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To: Spiritu... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021
Ohio River Valley Church Featured on Spectrum News 1 Network   In the basement of Clough United Methodist Church is a vital ministry to kinship and foster children and families.   Jack's Closet, a free store that provides clothing, diapers and toys for children entering kinship or foster families, reaches three states and multiple counties.   Click here to watch their story featured on Spectrum News 1.
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021
Meet West Ohio’s Missionary toSoutheast Asia – Virtually! B. Barte, a West Ohio-supported missionary to Southeast Asia, will be participating in a virtual itineration session on Thursday, August 19, at 7:00 pm Eastern. The #StillinMission virtual itineration sessions are hosted by the General Board of Global Ministries to keep missionaries in touch with their supporters at a time when international travel is still difficult – and in some places, simply not pos... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021
Church History: Looking Back to Move Forward The saying “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it” suggests the past is only full of blunders. While learning from past mistakes is a big part of history, it also means following the positive examples of those who came before us. For congregations with deep roots in their communities, history can either be a great teacher or a severe burden. Four churches located in different corners of the Unit... continue reading
Thursday, Jul 15, 2021
  Please read 1 John 4 This passage poetically speaks of the interior structure that holds the community of faith together. The structure is love. Love is a gift given by God to the community of believers. It has been the central place of connection from the beginning of the gatherings of early believers in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and continues to hold together Christian community until this very day. Going even further, love is the di... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021
Evangelism extends God’s love in a variety of contexts and settings; it impacts and engages all generations; and evangelism is built upon relationship – both with God and with those around us. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Worship Technology Leadersh... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021
Camp is the ultimate way to spend your summer. Short on time? No problem! Wesley Ultimate Camp is a three-day experience that will give you all the excitement and fun of a week of camp with a shorter stay.  This camp is filled with activities such as canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, gaga ball, archery, and crafts. Light up the night with glow-in-the-dark games, brave the mud pit and fly down the turbo-shoot water slide. Campers will fellowship during morning... continue reading