2014 WOC Historian of the Year and Church Anniversaries
One of the duties of the West Ohio Conference Commission on Archives and History is to assist local churches in preserving their records, compiling their history and celebrating their heritage. We do this in partnership with the United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio (UMHSO). Annually, the UMHSO recognizes the Local Church Historian of the Year and churches celebrating significant anniversaries in both the East and West Ohio Conferences. The conference commissions are responsible for gathering nominations for the historian of the year award and the church anniversaries.
The Historian of the Year and church anniversaries will be recognized at the Annual Meeting and History Convocation of the UMHSO on April 26, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church in Delaware OH. At that time, the UMHSO will recognize the Historian of the Year for each conference and also recognize churches of both conference which are celebrating significant anniversaries (100 years or more, in 25 year increments.
Historian of the Year
Criteria for Historian of the Year are on the UMHSO website at www.umhso.org. Nominations, including rationale and supporting material, are to be sent to the address below. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2014. All nominees will receive a certificate. The winner will receive a plaque.
If your church is celebrating a significant anniversary in 2012 (100, 125, 150, 175, or 200 years,) please send that information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the address below, The deadline for receiving church anniversary notification is March 30, 2014. Each church will receive a certificate recognizing its anniversary.
James R. Barbee, Chairman
WOC Commission on Archives and History
2241-C Wesley Way
Reynoldsburg OH 43068
614-322-1010 Click here for printable version of this article.