2017 Appointments/Change of Status
Dan Bryant | Lakewood UMC | NC | 7/1/17
Ken Gifford | Poland UMC | MV | 7/1/17
Michael Grant | Shreve UMC | CN | 7/1/17
Bruce Hartley | Granger UMC | CN | 7/1/17
Derek Hickman | Ravenna UMC | CN | 7/1/17
Karen Oehl | Gay Street UMC | TR | 7/1/17
Tina Siroki | Martins Ferry UMC | OV | 1/1/17
Paul Farren | retiring from Dalton UMC | CN | 7/1/17
Hester Hudson | retiring from Jewett/New Rumley UMCs | OV | 7/1/17
Jane Jacques | retiring from Ashland Christ UMC | MO | 12/1/16
Bill Lawson | retiring from Shreve UMC | CN | 7/1/17
Denise Marikis | retiring from Gay Street UMC | TR | 7/1/17
Mike McHale | retiring from incapacity leave | MV | 7/1/17
Curtis Miller | retiring from New Hope UMC | MV | 7/1/17
Raymond “Bob” Miller | retiring from Alliance Beechwood UMC | TW | 7/1/17
Pamela Monteith | personal leave | CN | 7/1/17
Linda Morrow | retiring from Pleasant Grove UMC | SH | 7/1/17
Roger Norton | retiring from Bristolville UMC | WR | 11/1/16
Gary Pollock | retiring from extension ministry | 11/1/16
Janet Zimmerman | retiring from Church of the Lakes UM | TW | 7/1/17
Cathy Ake | retiring from Ellsworth UMC | MV | 7/1/17
Ray Ake | retiring from Coalburg UMC | MV | 7/1/17
David Butler | retiring from North Liberty UMC | MO | 7/1/17
Nancy Conley | retiring from Peace UMC | TW | 7/1/17
David Jordan | retiring from Andover UMC | WR | 1/1/17
- January 28
Nehemiah Mission Basic ERT
- February 18
ERT Leadership and Assessment Training, Orrville Trinity UMC
- March 18
ERT Basic Training Class, East Ohio Area Center
- February 11
Get Their Name, Rural Chapel UMC
- February 18
From Membership To Discipleship, Bellevue First UMC
- March 18
From Membership to Discipleship, Kinsman UMC
New 3Cs Medical Mission UMVIM Trip
August 1-15, 2017 to Ganta Hospital, Liberia. Total cost for air travel and in country expenses $3000. Looking for current medical professionals or young adults looking to enter the mission field to work in ministry at the Ganta Hospital in Liberia. Current passport and yellow fever shot needed.
Meeting on Sunday, February 12 at Faith UMC at 300 9th St NW, North Canton, OH 44720 at 2:00 pm.
Long-Term Volunteers Needed
Is God tugging at you to devote more of your time and energy to service either in the US or internationally? The Mission Volunteers office, a part of Global Ministries, is looking for people interested in serving as long-term volunteers.
Applications are now being accepted for the next training event which will be held at the Aldersgate Retreat Center near Los Angeles, California in late March. Deadline to complete the application is quickly approaching! Opportunities to serve around the world as well as the application form can be found here. For more information, contact the Mission Volunteers office.
Pastoral Care and Counseling
January 23, 2017 Resources
In this edition we feature:
- Video: 7 Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes that will Inspire You
- Interview: Feminism and the Women’s March on Washington
- Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
- Developing a ‘Seventh Sense’ for Christian Leadership
- A Spiritual Practice for 2017
- Making Christianity Relevant Again
- Small Move, Big Change: Using Micro resolutions to Transform Your Life
- Are You Addicted to Doing?
- Listings of Spiritual Formation Groups and our Spiritual Directors
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The Media Center recently acquired the following resources:
- Our Fires Still Burn; The Native American Experience invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the U.S. Midwest.
- Holding Up Your Corner; Video Stories about Race equips pastors to respond with confidence when crises occur, lower their own inhibitions about addressing this topic, and reclaim their authority as prophetic witnesses and leaders in order to transform their communities.
- Live Full Walk Free; Set Apart in a Sin-Soaked World shows how believers today can navigate their way in a wayward and confused culture, touching on themes of identity, unity, purpose, and purity.
- Gifts of the Dark Wood explores such “gifts” as Uncertainty, Emptiness, Lostness, and Failure. This series is for anyone who feels awkward in their search for God, who seeks to find holiness amid their holy mess.
- Upside Down Faith; Paul’s Challenge to the Colossians and to Us finds unexpected ways that the Epistle to the Colossians helps us make sense out of the chaos and discover a perspective on life that is as strikingly fresh as it is compelling.
- The Be@titudes; Nine Blessings that turn the world upside down and our lives right side up is a revolutionary exploration of the Beatitudes, some of Jesus’ most often quoted – and misunderstood – teachings’s call.
Message in the Movies
La La Land “So many people (and the majority of film critics) enjoy this film, I want to be sure to qualify my quibbles. But here they are in a few words: Story, music and one major character.” For full review.
- Pianist and Vocalist, Grafton UMC
- Youth Director, New Concord UMC
- Church Secretary, New Concord UMC
- Executive Secretary, Garretsville UMC
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Events – January 23-February 6
Canal District Leadership Event, Wadsworth UMC
Nehemiah Mission Basic ERT
Gospel Music Concert, Manchester UMC
January 30-February 1
East Ohio Clergy Women’s Retreat, Carlisle Inn
Pancake Breakfast, Manchester UMC
Connecting Neighbors Training, Chardon UMC
Super Saturday, Mayfield UMC
Dates to Remember
Please pray for the families of:
- F. Iona Fitch, surviving spouse of Rev. Karl M. Fitch, who died January 12, 2017 and
- Ruth Thomas, surviving spouse of Bishop James S. Thomas, who died January 17, 2017.
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