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July 11, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Our MAG {Ministry Action Group} Leadership Team met on Friday evening, July 10th to discuss the very alarming and rather sudden dangerous rise of the COVID 19 virus within our church’s immediate locale and far beyond.  Several local hospitals now report an all-time high number of COVID cases since this crisis began.  Montgomery County remains “red” on the state’s pandemic alert system, along with Butler and several other Ohio counties.  Thus, it was decided by all present that we are both charged and called upon to make the safest choice possible and once again close for corporate worship at this time.  This was a very painful decision.  

Rest assured we will continually reevaluate the situation to determine when reopening would be appropriate and much safer for all.  Please know that just as before, virtual worship including scripture readings, prayers, and messages will be posted each week, as well as Holy Communion, on both our church website and Facebook. This Sunday’s {July 12th} virtual worship installment may be posted later in the day.

Friends this pandemic, as you must be aware, is a very sad, stressful, complicated, painful and frustrating season for all of us.  Let us keep each other in our earnest thoughts and prayers.  And remember to give thanks to God for the month we physically shared back together!    

In Christ,

Rev. Dr. Stu

 **The Nursery is CLOSED until further notice**

A place to Worship, Grow & Serve

We are a United Methodist congregation open to everyone who wants to come and worship. Located at 401 Carlwood Dr., Miamisburg Ohio, 45342, we are among the oldest churches in Miamisburg, Ohio, with our congregation’s founding dating back to 1838. We are also a come-as-you-are church where everyone is welcome to our casual blended worship led by Pastor Stu Rammes.

We also have a nursery where children, from infants up to 2 years of age, may stay. Quality childcare is provided as well as changing areas in both the nursery and main restroom. We even have TV’s in both the Gathering Place as well as the Nursery so you can keep posted on your child’s activities while also worshiping. We also have a child care center and a Christian based preschool.

Join us to listen to

Pastor Stu’s Sunday message

If you would like to explore becoming a member

or schedule a baptism please contact

Rev. Dr. Stuart Rammes


Sunday, June 7: Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalm 8; Matthew 28:16-20; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13


Please feel free to contact Pastor Stu if you are in need of pastoral care:

Mobile Phone:513.382.9264

Email: mailto:rev.rammes@yahoo.com

The letter from Bishop Palmer

March 12, 2020

Dear Partners in Ministry,

As you know and should expect, I have been receiving numerous communications and updates regarding the spread the COVID-19 virus. The sources of my information include the CDC, Ohio Department of Health and local healthcare systems.

All agree it is extremely important that we slow the rate of infection in order to allow our health care services to respond appropriately.  If the infection rate increases too quickly, we may not have the health care support required for everyone needing treatment.

Times like these require unprecedented measures. I am strongly urging West Ohio Conference churches to cancel public worship for the next two weeks. This is not a decision I have taken lightly. These precautions are not only important for your own safety but for the health and welfare of the entire community. Please use your discretion regarding smaller group gatherings such as bible studies, etc. I am not asking you to cease operations completely but to avoid large group gatherings.

As we take precautions, let us must remember the poor and marginalized still depend on our churches.  The need may increase due to company shutdowns and closures for any period of time. In the days to come, the conference website and social media channels will have additional resources for you and your local church.

In the service of Christ,

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer

UMC General Conference Proposal

During the coming months, we will keep the congregation updated with the latest information and news releases from the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, concerning the possible restructuring proposal.

Below are links available for your review:

Traditionalists, Centrists, Progressives, & Bishops Sign Agreement Aimed At Separation