Church on the Move
That was our thematic goal for 2015. Watch the video to see how we accomplished that.
From the Pastor
Watch Mark's State of the Church Message
We launched these serve days in 2015, serving breakfast in OTR, helping area schools clean up their grounds, shopping and packing Project 5000 boxes for local pantries, helping foster care families, shopping for Christmas gifts for families in need. Throwing parties at nursing homes and Mt. Washington Elementary.
We had an average of 946 in Worship weekly. Slightly up from 2014. We held a Good Friday Worship concert and recorded our first album. You can watch the concert here.
This compares our numbers from 2014 to 2015.
We welcomed five new people to the staff in 2015. Barb Peterson joined us an an Admin Assistant. Rev. Dr. SueLee Jin now leads pastoral care and connections. Kim Winnicki joined our Children's Ministry team. Ron Zemites is our new Director of Administration. Scott Bitzer joined out custodial team.
We had 73 people take the vows of membership and join in 2015. We have 1380 members. We also saw 39 people make first time professions of faith in Christ.
Global Leadership Summit
We were one of the Cincinnati host sites for the GLS in 2015. More than 200 people attended click the video to see what they thought of the experience.
We had 33 baptisms. Some of those were held at our first outdoor Baptism service at Woodland Lakes.
1200 belonged to a group last year. Small groups foster friendships, spiritual growth and service.
We will be an authentic community of faith that equips people with God’s word to go and impact their circle of influence.
Children & Family Ministry
• 21 children were baptized in 2015, and 6 others made a profession of faith
• We experienced 5% growth in attendance in our Sunday TreeHouse Lane Preschool Program
• We had a great VBS at Mt. Washington Elementary School, with 56 children attending
• We launched our On-Line Parenting Classes and the Parenting Ministry Facebook page
• Our Family Movie Night on the front lawn a huge success and will offer two in 2016
• We had 185 people come to our Family Christmas ADVENTure to make a nativity scene
You gave well almost 2 million dollars last year, up by 4%. Our Stewardship Campaign was titled Throne Wars, to surrender our crowns to the throne of Jesus Christ.
We collected more than $90,000 for the WASH program. That money will be used by UMCOR to build more water wells, toilets and provide hygiene education to people in Zambia.
453 people served out community reaching more than 10,000 people for Christ.
We gave away more than $519,000 to missions in 2015 .More than 100 went on mission trips. We sent teams to Monterrey, Mexico. More than 70 participated in our annual Appalachian Service Project.