2024 Bishop Palmer's Go Awards

We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating all of the innovative ideas receiving Go Grants Sunday night!  It truly was an amazing evening, and we are so thrilled to be able to support you in your ministry. Thank you for joining us! 

We would love it if you would share your feedback with us about your experience at Bishop’s Go Awards. Please reply back to this email to tell us what you thought. 

We congratulate Riley Creek UMC for receiving the Foundation’s Breakout Vision of the Year and to Western Lakes for receiving the Christian Family Credit Union’s District Go Award for having the highest percentage of recipients!

We are grateful for our sponsors who helped make this event possible:  Ohio Health, Wespath, Christian Family Credit Union, United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio, United Methodist Communications (UMCOM), Toledo Ticket Technologies and Cameron Mitchell Premier Events.

ACH deposits were made last week to your church’s account. We cannot wait to hear what God is doing in your midst through your ministries in your updates in July.

Your Red Carpet team photo is now uploaded to West Ohio’s Facebook page. You can find it download it by clicking here. We hope it provides you with a wonderful memory with your team. 

You can see a playback of the livestream on the West Ohio Facebook page here.

Thank you for all you are doing to further the Good News and make disciples of Jesus Christ.  Please let us know if you have any questions. 

We are cheering you on!


2024 Community Engagement Go Grant Recipients

Aley UMCGreat Miami RiverThe Growing Space
Bethel International UMCOlentangy RiverESL Classes for Women of the Bethel Neighborhood
Church of the Messiah UMCOlentangy RiverGODSPELL at Messiah
Covenant UMCWestern LakesKahawa House Coffee 5.0
Derby UMCScioto RiverSaturday Night Fellowship
Engage NewarkOlentangy RiverPowerline Ministries
Epiphany UMCGreat Miami RiverCreative Arts
Faith Community UMC, XeniaGreat Miami RiverMary & Martha. Women Encouraging Women in Faith & Love.
Forest Park UMCWestern LakesBranching Out to Others
Jerome UMCWestern LakesBoxes of Hope
Jerome UMCWestern LakesCup of Joy
Kettering Christ ChurchGreat Miami RiverNeighborFood
King AvenueOlentangy RiverCommunity Garden Ministry
Park Avenue UMCGreat Miami RiverSpread the Love of Jesus
Riley Creek UMCMaumee RiverSTEM Club: Hands-On Faith
RiverPoint Ministries UMCMaumee RiverFeed My Sheep - Grab and Go Community Dinner
Toledo Aldersgate UMCMaumee RiverYouth Recreation Opportunities
Trinity UMC, LimaWestern LakesLima Music Academy
Trinity UMC, Bowling GreenMaumee RiverReading for a lifetime
William Street UMCOlentangy RiverA New Place at the Table
York Street UMCGreat Miami RiverGolden Horizons: A Legacy of Faith & Community

2024 Inclusion Go Grant Recipients

Arcanum Faith UMCWestern LakesSupporting our special people
Church of the RedeemerOlentangy RiverNew Worshipping Community
Cityview UMCOlentangy RiverCity Friends
Columbus Korean UMCOlentangy RiverYoung Adult Ministry
Franklin First UMCGreat Miami RiverAngel Shop
Greenfield First UMCScioto RiverGoing Fourth on the Fifth / A Fifth Sunday Service
Hartzell UMCGreat Miami RiverGray't Expectations
Kingscreek UMCWestern LakesRebecca Wingo Bowling
Loveland UMCGreat Miami RiverThankful Thursdays
Riley Creek UMCMaumee RiverSeeing those who are Lonely
St. Andrew's UMCMaumee RiverAmiable Annex Additions
Stonybrook UMCOlentangy RiverSupport for Embark Reunion Dinner

2024 Family Ministries Go Grant Recipients

Centenary UMCOlentangy RiverPodcast
Cridersville UMCWestern LakesChildren's Ministry Expansion
FIRST FIL-AM CHURCH OF GREATER DAYTON  (CAMPUS OF CHRIST KETTERING UMC)Great Miami RiverMothers on Mission and Service (MoMS)
Oak Hills UMCGreat Miami RiverAfter-School Ministry
Rum Creek UMCWestern LakesBEYOND CHURCH WALLS
Shawnee UMCWestern LakesF2 (F Squared): Family Faith
Shiloh UMCGreat Miami RiverMisson Room
Stonybrook UMCOlentangy RiverReal-World Readiness for Children and Youth
New Carlisle First UMCWestern LakesFostering the development of young adults and promoting the spiritual growth of adults

2024 Emerging Generations Go Grant Recipients

Ginghamsburg UMCWestern LakesClubhouse
Marietta Christ UMCHocking RiverPlant the Seed
Westwood UMCGreat Miami RiverWestwood Young Adult Community Group
Interfaith Campus Ministry at Central State UniversityWestern LakesLevel Up - An Interfaith Weekend for Emerging Leaders
Northwest UMCOlentangy RiverDisciple College and University Students-- Mission Formation for Social Justice in Washington, D.C.
Trinity UMCMaumee RiverUMSO - Mental Health Matters
Winchester UMCScioto RiverKids Connect
Wesley Foundation of CincinnatiGreat Miami RiverWondering with Wesley (podcast)
Wesley Campus MinistryGreat Miami RiverMobile Living Room
Toledo Campus MinistryMaumee RiverOutside the Walls

2024 GHX Go Grant Recipients

Central Avenue UMCHocking RiverKinsman Community
Forest Chapel UMCGreat Miami RiverBethlehem Bhutanese Ministry
New Albany UMCOlentangy RiverNew Albany Innovation Center
Sylvania First UMCMaumee RiverSupper, Sharing, and Support
Westwood UMCGreat Miami RiverLunch Church

2024 Social Transformation Go Grant Recipients

Clair UMCOlentangy RiverThe Safe House Podcast
Clarksburg charge (Clarksburg UMC and Brown's Chapel UMC)Scioto RiverThe Sheep Pen - Following the Shepherd,feeding His sheep.
Covenant UMCWestern LakesSOKO Entrepreneur Training Program
Grand Lake Church UMC, CelinaWestern LakesClean, Sober, Saved
Lima Trinity UMCWestern LakesCenter for Peace and Reconciliation
Shawnee UMCWestern LakesHealing Strings: Guitar Music Therapy

2024 GH Grant Recipients

New Day UMCGreat Miami RiverRev. Carrie Jena
ConnectOlentangy RiverRev. Eva Marie Wolfe
Beloved UMCWestern LakesRev. Sara McSwords
Urban Farm ChurchOlentangy RiverRev. Ryan Grace
RefugeMaumee RiverRev. Marcella Ciccotelli
Hope CollectiveGreat Miami RiverRev. Jon Morgan
Camino de VidaMaumee RiverRev. Mary Carmen Padilla

2024 Building Bridges Grant Recipients

Milford Center UMCWestern LakesSound Equipment
Milford Center UMCWestern LakesNew freezer for the food pantry
Grace UMC-DaytonGreat Miami RiverOperation Senior Service
First UMCMaumee RiverCreative Ministries
Trinity UMCWestern LakesWe're Here and We're On the Move!
Emmanuel UMCGreat Miami RiverCommunity Invitation
Stonybrook UMCOlentangy RiverCommunity Connections Visual Upgrade
Stonybrook UMCOlentangy RiverBoom At The Brook
Scioto Ridge UMCOlentangy RiverDementia & Alzheimer's Ministry
Amlin UMCOlentangy RiverIn-Person Worship Live Stream
Richards Chapel UMCWestern LakesA More Excellent Way
Lewis Center UMCOlentangy RiverChanging Spaces
Christ UMCMaumee RiverCreating Space for All People
Ginghamsburg UMCWestern LakesWay finding signage
Linworth UMCOlentangy RiverFood Pantry Smart Locker
Woodville UMCMaumee RiverOperation "ReVamp"
Maumee United Methodist ChurchMaumee RiverImproving Connections
South Salem United MethodistScioto RiverUpgrading Signage to Identify at United Methodist
Bethel UMCWestern Lakes"Restoring Hope and Unity"
Casstown United MethodistWestern LakesCommunity Connection
Covenant UMCWestern LakesOperation Through Theses Doors
Southern Hills UMCGreat Miami RiverHandicap Door Repair
Wesley Church of Hope UMCOlentangy RiverHospitality and Community Engagement Enhancement - Floor Replacement
Urbana UMCWestern LakesPhase Event
St Paul ToledoMaumee RiverMadsion Ministry & Mission: More than Media
Jerome United Methodist ChurchWestern LakesBuilding Accessibility Project
Mosaic ChurchGreat Miami RiverRestoring Bridges
Blanchester Grace UMCScioto RiverFellowship Hall Renovation
Clough UMCGreat Miami RiverExterior Updates