North Star Congregations Provide Purposeful Direction and Hope

In the midst of transition in the United Methodist Church, Bishop Palmer and the Extended Cabinet of the West Ohio Conference are excited to share this new ministry initiative called North Star Congregations.

The North Star is the anchor of the northern sky. It can be a helpful guiding light to those who are looking for a purposeful direction. Historically, the North Star has always provided a beacon of hope in times of uncertainty.

North Star Congregations are local churches in the West Ohio Conference that are prepared to welcome anyone whose church has closed or disaffiliated. North Star Congregations are places where you will find spaces and persons of peace who will care for individuals and families during a difficult season along the spiritual journey.

If you or someone you know becomes disconnected from a local congregation, please be assured that there is still a place for all in the United Methodist Church. Consider these United Methodist faith communities as places of rest and recovery with people who will provide care while offering a haven of peace, grace, and opportunities to be in ministry. To become a North Star Congregation or to find a North Star Congregation, click here.