This photo was taken the first Sunday that Rev. Dr. Stephen Swisher preached in the newly remodeled sanctuary at Epiphany United Methodist Church
Miami Township, Ohio - Rev. Dr. Stephen Swisher has assumed the duties as the senior pastor at Epiphany United Methodist Church.
Previously, Swisher served as Senior Pastor at Centerville United Methodist Church. He is a third generation United Methodist leader, known as a dynamic speaker and a pastor to pastors. As a child, he had the opportunity to live abroad as his parents served the United Methodist Church in multiple countries. He spent his high school and college years in New Mexico (NMSU) and then attended United Theological Seminary (UTS) in Dayton, Ohio. He holds advanced degrees including the Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Sacred Humane Letters.
Swisher has served and led churches of all sizes from less than 100 to more than 6,000 members. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at UTS and serves on the Miami Valley District Leadership team.
Swisher and his wife Kellie, who has a career in a Texas based ministry, have been married since 2008 and have a three year old daughter, Emily.
Swisher filled the vacancy of Rev. Dr. Doug Damron who accepted the appointment as the Senior Pastor of Epworth United Methodist Church of Toledo after serving at Epiphany for nearly 12 years.
The Loveland Fraternal Order of Eagles #3006 held their annual Christmas in July and it was an avalanche of kindness. They raised more than $14,000 for local charities. (Photos provided)
Children’s Hospital Medical Center received - $7079.27 and lots of toys.
The Loveland Initiative and Ohio Valley Voices each received $3539.64
From left to right it is Liz Borntrager, Lori Murphy, Maria Sentelik and Russ Smith with the $3539.64 check for Ohio Valley Voices
Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The money was raised through sponsorships, games, silent auctions, raffles, etc.
The day began with breakfast being served by the Eagle Riders at 8 AM. The Eagle Riders then host a Poker/Toy Run, with kickstands up at 10 AM. The riders visited and collected toys and donations at 5 local FOE clubs.
Beginning at noon, the event welcomed the entire community, and featured live musical entertainment, silent auctions, raffles, children’s games and the Santa Band performed and welcomed Santa.
Russ Smith, Lori Murphy, Shionee Blust and Margie Hominywith the check made out to the Loveland Initiative for $3539.64.
Russ Smith, Megan Boesing, Lori Murphy, Lisa Hall and Margie Hominy
Some of the Eagle Riders who went door-to-door and collected from other area FOE's
The Santa Band
The Loveland Fraternal Order of Eagles #3006 has maintained a presence in the community since 1949 and currently hosts more than 700 Aerie, Auxiliary and Eagle Rider members. In the past, members have raised and donated more than $35,000 annually to, Granny’s Garden, God, Flag and Country competitions, Loveland, Goshen and Cincinnati Schools, One Way Farms, St. Jude’s, Buckeye Search & Rescue, Stan McCoy Scholarship Fund, Children’s Meeting House, One Sight, various Girl and Boy Scouts troops and many more organizations.
Contact Chris Adams for pre-order tickets or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / 513-378-3702.
Your donations will be well spent and greatly benefit those in the community of Milford or Miami Township. Donations will go to well deserving families that might need help putting food on the table or paying bills.
Since 1996 Milford Miami Ministry has helped thousands of families by providing financial emergency assistance and food to those affected by financial downturn in their families.
Epiphany United Methodist Church located at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, is now offering a Divorce Care Support Group. This group will meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room. If you are interested in being a part of this group please contact the Church office at (513)677-9866.
Epiphany United Methodist Church will once again be worshipping on Saturdays at 5 PM.
Worship is currently being held at McCormick Elementary School located at 751 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland, OH. Epiphany is currently undergoing reconstruction on their Sanctuary and Office. Worship will return to the church in mid September.