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Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020
When is Annual Conference? Our Annual Conference Session will be held on September 12, 2020. We will begin at 9:00 a.m. We will begin with Opening Worship and will proceed to conference business. The Business Session will end at approximately 1 p.m. Commissioning and Ordination will be held at 3:30 p.m. via livestream on the westohioumc.org and Facebook Live (be sure to follow West Ohio Conference). What is the theme of our Annual Conference? Our theme was sele... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., a virtual Clergy Session will be held via Zoom. For more information and to register click here. Saturday, September 12, the Annual Conference Session will convene. We will begin at 9:00 a.m. with Opening Worship and will proceed to conference business. The Business Session will end at approximately 1 p.m. Online registration is required. You may register through the conference website: www.westohioumc.org/c... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020
The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio, a ministry of The West Ohio Conference, has received a $10,000 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)’s Sheltering in Love COVID-19 Rapid Response fund. The grant will be used to purchase additional medications to provide 60-day supplies to patients, particularly older adults with chronic health conditions who are most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus. From March 12-April 12, 2020, the Charitable... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020
This year, the West Ohio United Methodist Women will hold a virtual, online Mission U event to discuss and learn from the book, Finding Peace in an Anxious World. The study will be offered in four sessions during the month of August. Each session is a series of four weekly online classes: Tuesday sessions: 10:00-11:30 am, August 4, 11, 18, 25 Wednesday sessions: 7:00-8:30 pm, August 5, 12, 19, 26 Thursday sessions: 2:00-3:30 pm, August 6, 13, 20, 27 Saturd... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020
Today the North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops announces the plan proposed to and approved by the Council of Bishops for episcopal leadership for 2021 in light of the vocational retirements of Bishops Sally Dyck and Bruce Ough (¶408.2b), and the inability to gather and engage in episcopal elections during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The retirements of Bishops Dyck and Ough have been approved by the NCJ Committee on the Episcopacy and become effectiv... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020
United Methodists in Zimbabwe and the U.S., with support from the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, are helping protect frontline workers at church mission hospitals and providing food for those struggling during the pandemic. The Zimbabwe Council of Churches donated personal protective equipment to Old Mutare, Nyadire and Dindi United Methodist mission hospitals. The donations included gloves, goggles, infrared thermometers, N95 masks, three-ply surgical masks, ha... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a free online training called NAMICon Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14. Do you or your church desire knowing how to identify and respond to persons living with mental illness? This training offers workshops specific to faith communities and youth engagement. For more information contact Rebecca Hug, rhug [at] wocumc.org.
Thursday, Jul 2, 2020
Please read Galatians 5: 1-18   Independence week has always had special meaning in our family. I love the fireworks, the food, the Washington Post March, seeing friends and family. This season has always meant vacation and celebrating freedom. The holiday means being in touch with our national narrative and rereading historic documents. The good and the painful, the celebratory and the missed marks of not being consistent as a country in being who we say we ar... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020
The 51st session of the West Ohio Conference will undoubtedly be different than any of recent memory. After much research, discernment, and prayer and for the safety of our clergy and members, the Annual Conference Planning Team has decided to host a virtual meeting on Saturday, September 12. Our theme selected 4 years ago, is “Be not afraid. God is with us.” We will begin with Opening Worship and then proceed to conference business. With this new experience co... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020
During the month of July, 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, God Is With Us  guides our prayers for you.                                                          Week of July 5: Goshen - Pastor Dave Phaneuf / PPRC Chair Bev Clark Lytle - Pastor B... continue reading