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Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020
Effectively reaching new people for Christ is the hallmark of West Ohio’s Light of the World award, given to one church from each district that demonstrates a commitment to shine the light of God’s love into their community. This year’s winner from Capitol Area South is Atlanta United Methodist Church. Atlanta UMC is a small, rural, traditional church on the western edge of Pickaway County. At this point in time, the community of Atlanta has a grain elevator, a... (read more)
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020
Effectively reaching new people for Christ is the hallmark of West Ohio’s Light of the World award, given to one church from each district that demonstrates a commitment to shine the light of God’s love into their community. This year’s winner from Capitol Area North is Centenary United Methodist Church. Centenary United Methodist Church in Columbus, OH, is an historically African American congregation whose mission is to follow God’s call to create healthy, ju... (read more)
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020
The United Methodist Women of West Ohio invite you to cuddle up in comfy clothes, grab a warm beverage, and share a fun morning with United Methodist Women in the comfort of home. Rev. Amy Aspey will provide an experiential program called YoWo (yoga + worship) that will help us find peace through gentle movement, meditation and breath. Special messages will be shared from: Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, his wife Cynthia Palmer and Harriett Jane Olson. Although the e... (read more)
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020
Enjoy the fall colors while exploring our miles of hiking trails, including a brand-new trail. There will be self-guided activities like geocaching and disc golf, along with hayrides which will depart hourly from Albright Lodge. Apple cider, hot chocolate, and a hotdog roast will also be provided. Free admission, donations appreciated. Guests must wear a mask when inside and on hayrides.
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020
Mozambique Area Bishop Joaquina Nhanala, the first and only female United Methodist bishop in Africa, has learned to weigh when and how to respond to falsehoods prompted by blatant acts of sexism. “At the beginning, I would try to clear my name by responding to it,” she explained during a virtual gathering to promote and celebrate women’s leadership in the church. But that took energy and time. Eventually, Nhanala realized that “deeds speak louder than words.”... (read more)
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020
United Methodists and their partners are putting resources together to address worsening food insecurity in Zimbabwe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The government-imposed lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus left many people without income and the ability to access food, leading to chronic household food shortages. Many in the country already were vulnerable because of the country’s economic crisis and poor rain and erratic weather patterns that have aff... (read more)
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020
Prototype expected to launch in November; the total project will help more than 2,000 students Two-thirds of students in the Paris Independent School District have limited or no access to wifi or a stable internet service. It’s a startling reality magnified by COVID-19, which caused many school districts – including Paris’ – to close buildings to in-person learning last spring. A partnership spearheaded by CitySquare Paris and First UMC Paris – and includes oth... (read more)
Thursday, Oct 15, 2020
Despite the democratic ideals held by many in the United States, our country has a turbulent history when it comes to voting rights. For more than two centuries, Africans who were brought to this country as slaves were - of course - denied any rights of citizenship, including the right to vote. Yet when slavery ended in 1865, their right to vote was still not guaranteed, as many state legislatures enacted Black codes to govern Black behavior and deny them equal... (read more)
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020
Effectively reaching new people for Christ is the hallmark of West Ohio’s Light of the World award, given to one church from each district that demonstrates a commitment to shine the light of God’s love into their community. This year’s winner from Capitol Area North is Centenary United Methodist Church. Centenary United Methodist Church in Columbus, OH, is an historically African American congregation whose mission is to follow God’s call to create healthy, ju... (read more)
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020
United Methodist bishops based in the United States issued a statement October 12 on Faith and Democracy, calling on the people of The United Methodist Church to support voter registration and encourage people to vote in the November 3 elections. Council of Bishops President Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey made it clear that the statement is not a statement of or from the Council of Bishops but is a conciliar statement by United Methodist Bishops living in the Uni... (read more)