In October of 2021, we celebrated with the City of Dayton the conclusion of the individual homeowner recovery process, following the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes. Yet the recovery process has been ongoing for survivors whose rental units were destroyed in that same storm. Now, West Ohio work teams and congregations have the opportunity to serve these neighbors. The Pathways to Home Ownership Project assists families displaced from tornado-damaged rental housing in becoming first-time homeowners. From January 9 to April 2, 2022, the disaster ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will be hosting volunteers to finish the interiors of homes as part of this project. Below are more details on how you can help:

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Nestled in the beautiful Hocking Hills area of southeast Ohio, abundant faith adventures are what Camp Otterbein is all about. Get ready to experience a new and exciting journey, be in Christian Community by living alongside new and old friends, and learn and feel a powerful relationship with God in life changing ways! Whether you like soaring down our 200-foot zipline, playing canoe games on the lake, sleeping out in a treehouse, trying out your skills in the culinary kitchen, or praising God around the campfire, we have adventures for everyone!

God is present in everything we do at Camp Otterbein. Our number one rule is “Pray before you play!” Campers learn about God’s love for them and how to better understand God’s call on their life. Camp Otterbein is a place where your faith can begin, grow, and thrive!

We offer Summer and Winter Camp programs for youth ages 6-17, Family Camp experiences the whole family will enjoy, and Year-round Retreat opportunities. Come for...continue reading