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Monday, Oct 15, 2018
Join thousands for 4 days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and life-changing fun! Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to grow authentically as a world-changing disciple of Jesus Christ. YOUTH 2019 will provide youth and their leaders with chances to connect with each other, denominational leaders, and connectional agencies to help them discover the wide variety of ministries of the United Methodist Church.  YOUTH 2019 event... continue reading
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church has created a new position, Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement. This ministry of engagement is rooted in the love of Jesus Christ that calls us to invite people into communities of faith who transform the community and world. A qualified candidate should bring leadership, vision, integrity, and a team-oriented philosophy to empower and support congregations and leaders to develop asset-ba... continue reading
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
ERT members are some of the first on site after a disaster, however teams must always wait for an invitation before deployment. Both North Carolina and South Carolina have extended invitations for Early Response Teams to help with disaster clean up, relief and recovery.  If you would like to lead an ERT team or be paired up with an existing team, please contact Kris Shoaf at kshoaf [at] wocumc.org, or you can visit the  West Ohio Disaster Response Efforts  pag... continue reading
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
Is your church using Facebook Live for worship? Do you have permission to "broadcast" music performed by your choir or praise band? Do real estate matters make your head spin? How can we protect the people of our churches from harassment?   These are just a few of the topics to be covered at The West Ohio Conference's 22nd Annual Legal Forum will be held on Friday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Ohio Northern University Law School in Ada, Ohio. Topics w... continue reading
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
Michael, which roared onto the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane, has left a path of destruction across multiple states and at least four United Methodist conferences. The storm has caused at least six deaths, and in its wake are upturned trees, collapsed buildings, broken roads and hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. Search-and-rescue teams are operating across the panhandle, communication is extremely limited in damaged areas and it... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
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 Friday, October 26 Church of the Saviour 6:00-8:00 PM 8005 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242         Saturday, October 27 Hamilton First UMC & Hamilton area churches... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
All West Ohio clergy are invited to the 2018 Clergy Day Apart on Tuesday, December 4, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Bethel International UMC in Columbus. The Clergy Day Apart is for all active clergy serving in ministry in The West Ohio Conference. This year's speaker will be Rev. Magrey deVega, Senior Pastor at Hyde Park UMC in Florida. In addition to being a pastor, Rev. deVega is the author of 10 books, his latest being Hope in Hard Times: Lessons on Faith from... continue reading
Thursday, Sep 27, 2018
Everything you want to know about church/charge conferences but were afraid to ask! Be sure all who will be responsible for form completion and submission see this information. Remember that all documents must be submitted electronically. Please contact the ORV district office if  you have questions: 513.421.2057 or nnewton [at] wocumc.org. What do I need to do to get ready for charge/church conferences? • Select your date and time and contact an Elder to pres... continue reading
Monday, Sep 24, 2018
During the month of October, 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 October 7:Bethel - Pastor Doug Stockton / PPR Chair Nancy Vander WoudeHyde Park Bethlehem - Pastor Dennis Payne / PPR Chair Jay Parks Norwood Grace - Pastor Peter Hamm / PP... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
Join your friends in the Ohio River Valley District for a weekend of sharing and learning with local and global missionaries and mission partners from Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico as we discover more about how to participate together in God’s mission around the world and in our own backyard. All the events will take place at St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Rd, Cincinnati 45243. Please note, the Friday and Saturday... continue reading