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Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
Isaiah 65:17-25: For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice for ever in what I am creating; for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight. I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and delight in my people; no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it, or the cry of distress. No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old... (read more)
Monday, Apr 15, 2019
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Donnetta Peaks to serve as the Director of the Office of Ministry for the West Ohio Conference, effective July 1, 2019. Rev. Peaks will follow Rev. Kathy Brown who will retire after 26 years of ministry. “I am pleased that Donnetta has embraced the opportunity and challenge to bring staff leadership to our Office of Ministry in this season. She brings to the work what I call a calm creativi... (read more)
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
During this year's West Ohio Annual Conference, quiet your spirit and fuel your soul through YoWo-Yoga Worship-where you will connect with Jesus through yoga, meditation and prayer on Wednesday, June 5, at 12:15 pm, on the Hotel Lakeside lawn. Treat your soul to this relaxing and centering practice of prayer. You will leave filled with the Holy Spirit's peace. Cost is $10 per person. For more information or to register, click here.  Thank you to OhioHealth (Wes... (read more)
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
Celebrate that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by participating in our abundant health opportunities at Annual Conference this year - the 5K and Yoga Worship (see article below). The West Ohio Annual Conference Light the Way 5K Walk/Run will take place on Wednesday, June 5, starting at 7:00 am. This year's 5K will support a new church start in the North Katanga Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anyone registered by May 1 is guaranteed a fre... (read more)
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
Opportunities abound for families and children to fellowship and have fun at Annual Conference this year! Here's the information you need to make Lakeside a great experience for the whole family:   Child Care - 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. Walk-ins will NOT be accepted. Click here for more info.   Camp Connect - Overni... (read more)
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
Speakers for the 2019 West Ohio Annual Conference, held at Lakeside June 2-6, will include Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, Bishop Mande Muyombo, and the Rev. Laura Bensman. Bishop Palmer, resident bishop for The West Ohio Conference, will speak during the Episcopal Address Monday evening, as well as during the Celebration of Ministry service on Wednesday afternoon. Bishop Mande, resident bishop for the North Katanga Area in the Congo Central Conference in Africa, wil... (read more)
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
Betty Wiechert never dreamed she would spend time in prison or that she would learn so much from the experience. Yet, just talking about it brings tears to her eyes. Affectionately known as Grandma Betty, her cookies are almost as famous as she is at the Noble Correctional Institution. At age 87, Betty became a volunteer. In recent months she has baked, frosted and delivered more than 2,100 cookies. “Since childhood, I always dreamed of becoming a missionary. I... (read more)
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019
Lester and Deborah Dornon are missionaries supported by The West Ohio Conference who live in serve in the country of Nepal in Asia. Lester works as a physician at Tansen Hospital, a mission hospital run by United Mission to Nepal. Deborah is a coordinator of expatriate services for the hospital. To learn more about their experiences in Nepal, read their latest newsletter here, or download Tansen Hospital's end-of-year report to read about the amazing work this... (read more)
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019
The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church supports a wide variety of mission partners, both local and global, in advancing our common mission to 'make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.' Each month, we will join together in praying for our brothers and sisters doing mission and ministry around the world. April: Racism During his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “Now is the... (read more)
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019
The West Ohio Conference staff, along with her family and friends, are grieving the loss of Connectional Ministries staff member, Marnita Asher, who passed away March 28, 2019, after a brief illness.  We give thanks to God for Marnita's life, laugh, smile and ministry. Marnita's funeral service will be held Friday, April 5, from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service, 720 E. Long St, Columbus, OH. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1... (read more)