Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Children and youth are invited to a special day for ages 6-13 at any of our three West Ohio United Methodist Camps on June 8, 9 or 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  One-Day Adventure Camps are perfect for:  First-time campers Younger campers Parents' day out Youth groups or Sunday school classes School age child care groups  All the great camp activities are included like hiking, swimming, canoeing, archery, singing, game playing, cook-outs and much mo... continue reading
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The One Matters Initiative was created to celebrate West Ohio Conference churches that are extending the love of Christ into the community and bringing new members into their congregations. These churches are doing extraordinary work to build God’s kingdom here in West Ohio. Each District Superintendent was asked to nominate one church from their district for the 2016 West Ohio Conference One Matters Award, which was presented at this year’s Annual Conference m... continue reading
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Missional Church Defined: Five Habits by Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, Director of the Office of Missional Church Development   Habit #4: Deploying Gifts and Strengths It’s clear in the teachings of Jesus that serving the needs of God’s transformational work is woven thoroughly into the fabric of what it means to become a disciple. Christ himself said that he came “not to be served, but to serve….” (Mark 10:45)  We are all designed to use the... continue reading
Thursday, May 12, 2016
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” -Matthew 25:23 (NIV) Throughout his life and ministry, Bishop Ntambo Nkulu of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been faithful in many things. Prior to becoming Bishop of the North Katanga Area of The United Methodist Church, Ntambo held a number of positions both inside... continue reading
Monday, May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016    STATEMENT FROM THE WEST OHIO CONFERENCE The West Ohio Conference is aware that a service of worship took place at one of our churches Saturday celebrating the marriage of a United Methodist pastor to his same-sex partner. We know that this event has and will spark a wide range of reactions and responses. Homosexuality and same-sex unions are controversial topics for the church and for society at large. Diversity of opinion often points the way to... continue reading
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Wednesday, May 11 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Live stream at The following West Ohio locations will host a simulcast of Bishop Gregory V. Palmer's Episcopal Address at General Conference in Portland. All are invited to attend any of the locations below: Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church, 1441 Fangboner Road, Fremont Contact: Rev. Alan Brown, hmumc [at] Details: We will gather at 11:10 in the Lounge for a time of prayer for th... continue reading
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
May 2, 2016 (Dayton, Ohio) When two churches work together, good things happen. Two Dayton, Ohio churches—Centerville United Methodist Church and Christ United Methodist Church—combined their mission teams to help the West Ohio Conference Camp Otterbein build two wilderness tree houses for campers to use in the summer.  Each church has an Emergency Response Team (ERT) prepared for deployment to natural disaster sites where the West Ohio Conference has a presenc... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
The Missional Church Defined: Five Habits by Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, Director of the Office of Missional Church Development   Habit #3: Embrace a “Signature Ministry.” The legacy of John Wesley is known for emphasis upon the crucial faith-filled importance of Matthew 25:  serving the needs of others in Christ’s name.  The history of Methodism has been hallmarked by acts of tangible Christian mercy that bring resources, healing and hope to the br... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Dear Beloved in Christ Jesus,  Major disasters have unleashed chaos across the world. Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador have destroyed whole communities killing hundreds. According to Defense Minister Ricardo Patiño, Ecuador’s earthquake is the worst tragedy that has hit their country in 60 years. To date, more than 480 people are confirmed killed with over 4000 people injured. Government leaders have stated that it will take years for the communities to recover... continue reading
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Todd Anderson as a Conference Superintendent assigned to the Ohio River Valley District beginning July 1, 2016. Rev. Anderson will follow Rev. Dr. Brian Brown, who will be relocating outside of West Ohio in July. As Superintendent, Todd will have spiritual and administrative oversight for the 121 congregations in the Ohio River Valley District as well as numerous mission sites and minis... continue reading