West Ohio Annual Conference

God’s miracles were abundant at the 43rd Session of the West Ohio Annual Conference, evidenced through the breakthrough spirit, unity and faithfulness of its members. Held at Lakeside Chautauqua, June 10-13, 2012, the focus was global health: eliminating the diseases of poverty.

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Bishop Richard Wilke. An official portrait courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Gay daughter sent bishop back to Scriptures

The co-author of the popular Disciple Bible study writes about how learning his daughter is gay led him to examine Scriptures about homosexuality more closely.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Thomas Lank

Seeing ‘new face’ of Christian church in China

A joint United Methodist volunteer team from the North Central and Northeastern jurisdictions makes a journey of peace and goodwill to China.
General Church
The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

Commission on General Conference added to confusion

Closed meeting and referral decision were mistakes, writes a former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council.