Feed Your Soul, and the World

Bishop's Retreat

Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy
Clergy are invited to join Bishop Tracy S. Malone and Bishop Gregory V. Palmer at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center in Mt. Sterling on Oct. 23-25.  The theme of this year’s retreat is Leading from Your Strengths. 

Learn more and register here.

Project Feed

Project Feed
Teens and adult leaders have two opportunities this year to pack meals for Stop Hunger Now. Join us Nov. 12 at Newcomerstown Middle School and/or Nov. 13 at Wadsworth Middle School.  Each event will end with a concert by Rapture Ruckus.

Learn more here.



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Welcome Your Community this Advent

We are just six weeks away from the season of Advent, which this year begins on Sunday, November 27.  Consider the following resources when planning your services and preparing to invite your community to church. 

Downloadable Advent and Christmas Leadership Resources from UMC Discipleship Ministries help your congregation celebrate the real meaning of Christmas.

Advent Print Resources from United Methodist Communications can be customized to promote specific Advent services and events at your church.  The direct mail post cards, door hangers, indoor/outdoor banners, and bulletins can be printed in English or Spanish. 

Order the print resources by November 1 to ensure arrival before Thanksgiving.

Four Areas of Focus of The United Methodist Church

ENGAGING IN MINISTRY WITH THE POOR – Jesus calls us to be in ministry with the poor and the marginalized. United Methodists believe working side-by-side with those striving to improve their situation is more effective long-term than top-down charity.  Learn more.

IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH – Knowing that poverty and health are intertwined, The United Methodist Church has become a key player in fighting diseases and promoting initiatives that improve the well-being of individuals and communities.  Learn more.

DEVELOPING PRINCIPLED CHRISTIAN LEADERS – The church needs leaders rooted in Jesus Christ who have a vision for changing the world.  We must reach, and nurture, today’s young people to shape the church’s path into the future. Learn more.

CREATING NEW AND RENEWED CONGREGATIONS – United Methodists are reimagining what it means to be the church, planting new congregations, and revitalizing faith communities. By being relevant and vital, we will draw more people to Christ.  Learn more.

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