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East Ohio United Methodist Volunteer in Mission (UMVIM) team builds new classroom for preschoolers at Manos Juntas in Rio Bravo, Mexico
  • East Ohio United Methodist Volunteer in Mission (UMVIM) team builds new classroom for preschoolers at Manos Juntas in Rio Bravo, Mexico
  • A reunion of a man and his mentor - Pastor Luigi Perez welcomed Rev. Javier Diaz to the pulpit at Willard Grace UMC.
  • Ninety-six youth of the Ohio Valley District participated in a Winter Beach Party while outside temperatures measured below zero.
  • Susan Brown invited to participate in the Consultation on the Social Principles held in Washington D.C.
  • Firestone Park UMC (Canal District) finds easy way to make a difference in the world.
  • Sunday service at Aldersgate UMC (North Coast District) concluded with prayers at the site of a a triple-fatal shooting that occurred across the street from the church on Feb. 5

New Ways to Reach New People for Christ

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Equipping and empowering local church leadership to risk bold and innovative ministry requires different strategies and techniques in 2015 than it did even 15 years ago. 
Join the EOC Congregational Vitality team for the following learning opportunities:

All Things New, Thursday, April 16 – this workshop is for church leaders interested in doing ministry in a new way in their mission field.

How to Reach New People, May 1 & 2 – this workshop is designed to be attended by clergy and three lay people from the same church.  Participants will receive hands-on training and develop a church action plan.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 5 Transformational Leadership Academy
March 6 First Friday Concert
Berea UMC
March 7 Lay Servant Training
Barnesville UMC
March 7 Ohio Valley Spring Conference, Scott Memorial UMC
March 13 Class of 2015 Retirement Seminar
March 13 Making Faith Stick
   
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One Great Hour of Sharing

Your gifts on March 15 to One Great Hour of Sharing lay the foundation for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to offer aid in Jesus’ name whenever disaster strikes.

One of the denomination-wide Special Sundays, One Great Hour of Sharing calls United Methodists to share the goodness of life with those who hurt. The day’s special offering underwrites UMCOR’s “costs of doing business,” ensuring that 100 percent of future gifts to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project.

Use these downloadable resources to promote One Great Hour of Sharing in your church.

Jesus is Calling Us Up to Plan, Disciple, Transform and Join

Lent

PLAN - Use the Lenten resources offered by The United Methodist Church and by Discipleship Ministries to help your congregation focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting as we grow closer to God and prepare for Easter.

2015 Annual Conference

DISCIPLE - Annual Conference 2015 will focus on encouraging disciples of Jesus Christ.  This year’s theme is Jesus Is Calling Us Up.  During business sessions, delegates will be elected for 2016 General & Jurisdictional Conferences.

YAC2015 - Shine

TRANSFORM – Youth Annual Conference (YAC) 2015 is a great opportunity to develop as a teen leader. Fellowship with other United Methodist teens and understand the connection we have with one another across Ohio and around the world.

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JOIN - Be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.  The East Ohio Conference offers many great opportunities to participate in community service ministries here at home or to join a mission team traveling abroad.

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