Thursday, Jun 14, 2018
Rest, relax & restore at Lakeside Chautauqua August 19-22 - "A Fearless Yes": An Oasis for Associate Members and Local Pastors   Retreat Schedule:Sunday, August 19Arrive any time after 7 a.m. 7 p.m. Gathering on West Pavilion Deck for a Dessert Social 8 p.m. Sunset Praise Service, West Deck Monday, August 20 9:15 a.m. Faith for Living Hour, The Rev. Brent Watson, Orchestra Hall 10:30 a.m. Spiritual Formation: Session One, Sue Nilson Kibbey, Aigler Room,... continue reading
Friday, Jun 8, 2018
Bold testimonies, powerful worship and candid conversations were the focus of the 2018 West Ohio Annual Conference, June 3-6 at Lakeside Chautauqua on the shore of Lake Erie. Bishop Gregory V. Palmer presided over the conference under the theme, “Be Not Afraid, There Is Enough!” Palmer acknowledged the angst and anxiety of church members as the denomination moves toward the February 2019 special session of the General Conference, where delegates will decide on... continue reading
Monday, Jun 4, 2018
Thanks to the generosity of our churches and congregants, the Connectional Ministries of The West Ohio Conference can proclaim, along with all of you, “Be Not Afraid…There Is Enough!” Enough passion to proclaim the love of Jesus to the people around us. Enough vision to reach out into the communities around us with God’s grace. Enough energy to help children regain a love of learning. Enough compassion to help those who cannot always help themselves. And enough... continue reading
Friday, Jun 1, 2018
During the month of June, 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 June 3: 49th Session of the West Ohio Annual ConferenceWeek of June 10:Laurel - Pastor Bill Zeller / PPR Chair Gloria SmithPerintown - Pastor Russ Abbott / PPR Chair Cathy Mar... continue reading
Thursday, May 31, 2018
When: June 24, 12pm - June 29, 5pm Where: Camp Widewater4050 Old US  24Liberty Center, Ohio 43532 Who: Ages 9 - 23  This camp overcomes the barriers of traditional camping programs and allows an opportunity for individuals ages 9 - 23, have physical disabilities (campers) to fully participate in a summer camp program. This camp is put on by the United Methodist Church, but individuals of any (or no) religious affliliation are welcome to attend. What: The best w... continue reading
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Westwood United Methodist Church is the location for the next Lay Servant Ministries course offerings. They will take place on Friday, July 13 from 6:30-9pm (dinner served at 6:00) and Saturday, July 14 from 8:30am-4:30pm (breakfast served at 8:00). The following classes will be offered: Lay Servant Ministries (Basic Course) Instructor: Jennifer Fry, CLM "God has called you to a life of service as a disciple and disciple of Jesus Christ ... Ministries of the l... continue reading
Friday, May 25, 2018
Nashville, Tenn.: A new survey of spiritual "seekers" finds that the top motivators for considering a church are knowing that everyone will be welcomed (32%), making friends and nurturing friendships (29%), support during difficult times (28%) and learning more about God (27%). Less motivating are opportunities for Bible study, volunteer opportunities, discussions of issues and topics and the provision of child care. (Download the infographic here.) The survey,... continue reading
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Anna is a native of Texas and an ordained deacon of the Rio Texas Annual Conference, having been consecrated in 2016. She has been preparing for mission service since she was a summer Mission Intern with Global Ministries in Cookson, OK, in 2008. After graduation from Texas Lutheran University, with a Bachelor of Music degree in church music, she spent a little more than a year as a missionary with the Colegio Metodista in San Jose, Costa Rica. She then experie... continue reading
Thursday, May 24, 2018
“Sisters, we are the bold energy of God,” Harriett Jane Olson said to more than 6,000 United Methodist Women who had spent three days listening and learning to harness the power of bold. Olson, top executive of United Methodist Women, was speaking at the final session of the 2018 Assembly held May 18-20. “The Power of Bold” was the theme for gathering. “I believe United Methodist Women is as needed today as it has ever been,” Olson said. “We are in a position t... continue reading
Monday, May 14, 2018
Reentering society, former inmates face many challenges: Where will they work and live? Where do they belong? How will they be welcomed? How will they rebuild trust within their families and their communities? “Often, it’s not one bad mistake that lands someone in prison,” said Reba Collins, All In Community (AIC) Consultant for The West Ohio Annual Conference. “There are layers – addiction, abuse, broken families, broken social structures, mental illness.” In... continue reading