Global Prayer Calendar

The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church supports a wide variety of mission partners, both local and global, in advancing our common mission to 'make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.' Each month, we will join together in praying for our brothers and sisters doing mission and ministry around the world.

Freedom Schools

Each summer, hundreds of students in West Ohio participate in a Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School, a six-week program dedicated to increasing literacy in students who have fallen behind in their studies. Beyond this, the CDF Freedom Schools program seeks to build strong, literate, and empowered children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and world today. With 9 of the 22 Ohio CDF Freedom Schools run by United Methodist churches or organizations, the United Methodist Church has played a key role in expanding the opportunities for students to participate. Still, there are many more who could benefit - with the help of local congregations like yours. Learn More


This month, please pray for:


Week 1: A life-changing experience for the students that participate in the Freedom Schools initiative each summer.
Week 2: More United Methodist congregations to become involved in hosting Freedom Schools each summer.

Week 3: The college students who serve as interns at Freedom Schools, that their lives may be positively impacted.

Week 4: Families and communities to be transformed by the experiences students have at Freedom Schools.