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Friday, May 10, 2019
Esther Karimi Gitobu, a West Ohio-supported missionary in Cambodia, will be visiting The West Ohio Conference next week, along with Missionary Andrew Lee, who serves as the country coordinator for the Methodist Mission in Cambodia. Esther and Andrew will make two presentations at John Wesley UMC in Cincinnati, one at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 9, and another at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 10. The evening of May 10, they will present at Milford First UMC at 7:00 pm. Su... (read more)
Friday, May 10, 2019
CHICAGO – (May 09, 2019) The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church completed its May 2019 meeting held outside Chicago with a pastoral and prophetic word in response to the decisions of the Special Session and the codification of some of those decisions in the Book of Discipline. “Bishops are not judges or legislators. Bishops are preachers, teachers, shepherds, mediators, and missional strategists who appoint clergy and lead annual conferences to m... (read more)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Dear Friends in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you in the name and Spirit of Jesus the Risen Christ. As I write to you, I am attending the Spring meeting of the Council of Bishops. This is our first time being together since the called General Conference in St. Louis. As you might imagine, we are spending significant portions of our time reflecting on the General Conference and the recent rulings of the Judicial Council. The conversations are robust, frank,... (read more)
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019
Dear Ones in Christ Jesus: All of us are acutely aware of many, though not all, of the recent assaults on human dignity with words and acts of hatred and violence. May this prayer often attributed to St. Francis summon us one more time to connect our prayers to action and our worship to work. This is a prayer that asks the Triune God to help us to get off our duffs and do the work of sowing the things that make for life for all. Our failure to live peaceably a... (read more)
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
Celebrate that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by participating in one of our abundant health opportunities at Annual Conference. The West Ohio Light the Way 5k Walk/Run will take place on Wednesday morning and for the first time ever, we are pleased to offer Yoga Worship during the lunch break on Wednesday. Thank you OhioHealth for sponsoring these two great events!
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
We are pleased to offer several opportunities for the entire family at Annual Conference. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and re-connect with old ones while enjoying the sights and activities at Lakeside. You can enjoy an afternoon pool party, a few rounds of mini-golf, a family prayer walk and more. Pick up your Family Connect Bracelet(s) for all events at check-in.  Please note, each child must be accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult... (read more)
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
This will be our second year to host Camp Connect, being offered to children of families attending the West Ohio Annual Conference this year. It will be held at Camp Widewater in Liberty Center, OH. The camp is open to all kids ages 7-17 who desire a first-time experience or a short two-day camp. The mission is to have fun in God's outdoor creation while also worshiping and learning a biblical message - plus enjoying air-conditioned lodging. The price is $80 pe... (read more)
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
Child care is available for children one year and older at Lakeside United Methodist Church. Cost is $7 per session. Children MUST be registered by May 17 to attend. Click here for more info.
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
There are many opportunities for clergy and laity for fellowship and learning! Monday, 12-noon,  Lunch with Bishop Mande Monday, 2:30 pm, Cynthia Palmer's Clergy Spouse Event Tuesday, 12-noon, All In Community Lunch Wednesday, 12-noon, Laity Lunch Wednesday, 12-noon, Underground Documentary Click HERE for a full  list of 2019 Annual Conference events, times and locations.  
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
How can individuals participate in Galatians: Gospel of Grace? Just as churches are invited to join in worship and small group study as part of the Conference series, Galatians: Gospel of Grace, individuals are invited to engage in personal devotional study of Galatians during the weeks between Easter and Pentecost. Individuals can sign-up for the daily reading plan and weekly podcasts on Galatians: Gospel of Grace shared through the website TransformingMission... (read more)