54th Session of the West Ohio Annual Conference to Meet June 1-3, 2023

The 54th session of the West Ohio Annual Conference will be held in person June 1 – 3 at the Dayton Convention Center. Our theme is Committed, Connected, Community based on the scripture from Hebrews 10:23-25:

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

In a letter to conference members, Bishop Palmer alluded to the 2019 tornadoes that hit the Dayton area. He wrote: “Many feared that the city and surrounding area would never survive. A few years and a pandemic later, the Gem City is still standing. Not the same as they used to be, but the people encouraged one another with love and good deeds. Now, in some ways, they are better than they imagined. Much like Dayton, The United Methodist Church has weathered some storms. Our beloved church is different than it was in 1968 and only God knows what we will be in 2028 nevertheless we gather in hope, committed to God, connected to one another and in community with all God’s children.”

Registration will open March 15.