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Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021
Eleven general agencies of The United Methodist Church are pledging to achievenet-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across ministries, facilities, operations and investments. The initiative was announced on Earth Day. “I think it’s important for us as stewards of God’s resources,” said Roland Fernandes, chief executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, one of several agencies leading the denomination’s environmental efforts. “It’s exciting... (read more)
Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021
Christian Family Credit Union will open a new Cincinnati-based center and headquarters in Milford Ohio on Monday, June 7. The current Cincinnati location will be closed from Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 6 to prepared for the move. Located at 410 Chamber Drive, the new center and headquarters will include such features as: A drive-thru teller lane An on-site ATM Night dropbox   More details to come on a planned grand opening celebration.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Dear Friends in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you. We are just two weeks away from convening and adjournment of the 52nd Session of the West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. I am looking forward to both the start and the finish. In reality a significant chunk of Annual Conference is already finished because the Clergy Session and the Service of Commissioning and Ordination are complete. For those of you that are members of An... (read more)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
I have not met anyone who loves to move. Packing boxes is not on my top-five list of things to do. In 2012, I married an elder in The United Methodist Church. Since ordination, he’s served seven appointments in four states. When we married in 2012, my journey in itineracy began. Together, we’ve served in three appointments and moved just as many times. As a former hospitality industry professional, my awareness of “welcome” is heightened when going to new appoi... (read more)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Successful and safe reentry takes all of us. You. Me. We. When everybody’s involved, included, and interconnected in efforts to create a better system of reentry, everybody wins in the community. Simply put, when everyone does something, no one has to do everything. Join fellow community members for the 2021 Everybody In Community Experience. You will experience opportunities for connecting and collaborating in your community context – metro, mid-size, and rur... (read more)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
For the first time since January of 2020, a West Ohio medical mission team traveled to Rio Bravo, Mexico. Typically, West Ohio sends six medical mission teams each year, but because of the pandemic, most teams were forced to cancel last year. This team, led by West Ohio Coordinator for Medical Mission Chad Stoltz, was also the first hosted by the Manos Juntas Medical Clinic since the start of the pandemic. The team prepared for and ran a free medical clinic on... (read more)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda of East Congo is asking The United Methodist Church to be in prayer for the people of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, as they flee a volcanic eruption. The eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano has forced the evacuation of the city of Goma, in the Kivu Annual Conference. “More than 5,000 faithful United Methodists are on the run,” reports Philippe Kituka Lolonga, a communicator for the conference and correspondent for UM News. “People... (read more)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Many years ago, an ancient civilization suffered severe famine that lasted years. During this famine, people struggled with their very survival. Eventually, as the historian Herodotus writes, the people of Maeonia developed games involving dice, knucklebones, and balls. They ate every other day, and on alternate days, they played games. Herodotus said it was only because of these games that people endured and survived. For millennia, games have helped people su... (read more)
Thursday, May 20, 2021
A West Ohio medical mission team traveled to Rio Bravo, Mexico, for the first time since January of 2020. Typically, West Ohio sends six medical mission teams each year, but because of the pandemic, most teams were forced to cancel last year. The team, led by West Ohio Coordinator for Medical Mission Chad Stoltz, was also the first hosted by the Manos Juntas Medical Clinic since the start of the pandemic. The team prepared for and ran a free medical clinic on t... (read more)
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
It has been a long difficult year for all of us. We have lived in a Red Light world – everything came to a Stop! Cautiously over the last several months we have moved to a Yellow Light scenario where we have slowly added back in activities with proper care for all participants. Now we have two good news announcements that point us in the Green Light direction. Some folks have found the Governor’s and CDC announcements to be confusing, however when you pa... (read more)