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Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
Hurricane Dorian devasted the island nation of the Bahamas. UMCOR has been working with the Methodist Church in the Bahamas and Caribbean. Together, they are developing a comprehensive relief program for the area.  The Bahamas Disaster Ministry, Bahamas Methodist Habitat, is addressing the needs of vulnerable people being sheltered in their building. The church is also providing food, water and hygiene items to vulnerable people on Grand Bahama. Your gift to UM... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
Teaching Tuesdays are offered on... Tuesdays! The selection of 2019 workshops is varied so there's sure to be one that you're interested in attending. We offer each one twice on a given Tuesday to better fit your schedule. Choose either 11:30am-1:30pm or 6-8pm - a free meal is included but donations are welcomed.  Sign up today. January 15: Answering God's Call as a Lay Person January 15: Caring Community Mentor Pilot Program January 29: Conduits of Hope: dis... continue reading
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
Life Enriching Communities (LEC) is an integrated family of lifestyle communities and senior living services. We have made aging well a top priority for over 120 years. Established in Yellow Spring Ohio as the Methodist Home for the Aged, LEC now serves over 1700 older adults annually in Southwestern Ohio primarily with two established senior living communities - Twin Towers in the College Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati and Twin Lakes located in Montgomery, Oh... continue reading
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
Otterbein SeniorLife communities help seniors experience life the way it's meant to be: full of opportunities and freedom, connected to family, faith and community. In fact, Otterbein SeniorLife's commitment to serving older adults is at the heart of its mission, which - in keeping with our United Methodist tradition - is to "enhance the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons." With locations throughout Ohio (and one in Indiana), Otterbein SeniorL... continue reading
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
All active clergy serving in ministry in The West Ohio Conference including those in Extension Ministries are encouraged to attend the Clergy Day Apart set for October 23 at Etna United Methodist Church. Will Willimon, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School will be the featured speaker. A retired bishop in The United Methodist Church,  Willimon served as the dean of Duke Chapel and professor of Christian ministry at Duke Univers... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019
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 25 Church of the Saviour UMC 5:30-7:30 PM 8005 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242         Saturday, October 26 Hamilton First UMC & Hamilton area chur... continue reading
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019
During the month of October, the staff of the Ohio River Valley District is praying for the congregation pastors and church ministries of the following churches... that you might bring the hope of Christ to your community. This year's Annual Conference theme of "Be not afraid, Hope" guides our prayers for you.                                                         Week of October 6:Blanchester Grace - Pastor Chuck Shonkwiler / PPRC Chair Richard PeckHamilto... continue reading
Monday, Sep 30, 2019
Each year the West Ohio United Methodist Rural Advocates award the William B. Murray Vital Church Award to a rural church worshiping less than 100, that displays passionate worship, radical hospitality, risk-taking service and mission, extravagant generosity, and faith-forming relationships. The 2019 recipient of the West Ohio UMRA William B. Murry Vital Church Award is North Lewisburg UMC, from Capital Area North, with Karen Montgomery as pastor. So far in 201... continue reading
Monday, Sep 30, 2019
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare ministry of the United Methodist Church. We have 29,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home health, medical equipment and other health services spanning 47 Ohio counties. OhioHealth's connection to the United Methodist Church is long-standing and deep. While other health ministries moved away from faith-based roots... continue reading
Monday, Sep 30, 2019
Connection Blueprint is continuing to have an enduring impact upon the life of the Marion Epworth congregation and the Marion Community. Connection Blueprint is a learning experience that affirmed and acknowledged our congregation's context of ministry, our gifts and resources, and our on-going outreach efforts; and then challenged us to take further steps. The program met us where we were, not by offering some sort of one-size-fits-all solution but by providin... continue reading