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Bishop Bickerton calls for harmony in The United Methodist Church
18 April, 2024
Admitting that it’s “somewhat odd and a quite bit surreal” to be meeting, Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops (COB) addressed his colleagues prior to a regular session of General Conference for the first time in eight years.Bishop Bickerton, resident bishop of the New York Area, spoke in a crowded ballroom at the Omni Hotel where the COB is meeting prior to the start of the General Conference on April 23. The unusual nature of the General Conference gathering, the bishop said, stems in part from not meeting in a regular session since 2016, but a…
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Bishop Bickerton calls for harmony…

Admitting that it’s “somewhat odd and a quite bit surreal” to be meeting, Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, president of the United Methodist Council of Bi…

Raise the Roof
Thank you West Ohio!

Where there's a need, there's a way to respond. Thanks to the generosity of West Ohioans, $15,000 has been raised to provide a roof over seven classr…

Music Cross
Join the Conference Mass Choir

Get ready to use your voices in this year's Annual Conference Mass Choir. We are excited to extend an invitation to all singers to be a part of this…

Heritage Sunday
Heritage Sunday Resources Available…

Heritage Sunday, traditionally celebrated on the third Sunday in May, is a time when United Methodists honor their past and envision their future. Th…

General Conference
General Conference begins April 23

General Conference is set to begin on April 23 in Charlotte, NC. This conference convenes every four years and is the only entity that speaks for the…

ac2024
Annual Conference Events and Inform…

The 55th session of the West Ohio Annual Conference will convene at Capital University in Columbus in June. It will be a time of working toward the f…

Food trucks
Annual Conference Thursday Evening…

Join in on the fun!! Connectional Ministries will be hosting a 'Picnic in the Park' over our dinner break on Thursday evening, from 5:…

Cityview
Church Invests in Community to Redu…

As a travel nurse, Arielle Salse has seen more than her share of violence, injustice and death. As a follower of Jesus, she wants to be part of a chu…

Palmers
Opportunities to Celebrate the Palm…

Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer is retiring after serving 24 years in Episcopal leadership. We in West Ohio, have been blessed to have him lead our conf…

Heritage Sunday: A day to honor the past, envision the future
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Apr
21

SPRC Training - Monfort…

Each of the 5 districts in the West Ohio Conference are hosting Staff/Pastor Parish Relations…

Connect A-Round Table
Apr
22

Connect A-Round Table -…

Sharing around a table is one of the most uniquely human things we do. No other creature…

racialwealthgap
Apr
23

Racial Wealth Gap…

In the United States, hunger isn’t caused by a lack of food, it’s caused by poverty. To understand…

cross sprc
Apr
28

SPRC Training - Mason UMC

Each of the 5 districts in the West Ohio Conference are hosting Staff/Pastor Parish Relations…

organ
Apr
28

Organ Recital

You are invited to Vandalia United Methodist Church for an afternoon of organ music by special…

broadway
Apr
28

Broadway Hits Concert

Calling all music lovers! Mark your calendars for an afternoon of unforgettable melodies at the…

May
08

2024 BOM Spring Meeting…

May
10

2024 Psychological…

2024 Psychological Assessment Test- BOM Requirement The West Ohio Board of Ordained Ministry…

May
11

Early Response Team…

The eight hour basic class ERT training will teach you how to assist survivors of natural…