Preparing for a New Church Year

New Church Year

Bishop Tracy S. Malone asks that each church in the East Ohio Conference do something bold in this next ministry year.

What will that look like in your church?  How will your congregation reach beyond the walls of its building to offer Jesus Christ to the communities the church serves?
Back-to-school outreach ideas is just one of hundreds of resources from The United Methodist Church available for your use.  Additional resources are available from the staffs of the East Ohio Conference office of Connectional Ministries, office of Communications, and office of Financial and Administrative Services.

“We are blessed beyond measure with resources to equip your capacity to reach more people, younger people, and a more culturally-diverse people in your community,” Malone told church leaders at Annual Conference 2017.



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The Church Reminds Us to Embrace Love

Embrace Love

United Methodist Communications has created a multi-faceted campaign called Embrace Love “in response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the conversation that has gripped the nation since.”

The agency placed a full page ad in The New York Times and USA Today on August 16, and created :60 video and :30 video ads.  It also launched the web page that provides up-to-date content on the response from across the church, including resources and helpful tips, and it compiled resources about racism onto a single web page.

For users of Facebook, a "Love one another" meme was created and posted on The United Methodist Church Facebook page, as were a video campaign and an #EmbraceLove frame.

These resources may be used in East Ohio Conference local churches.

Four Areas of Focus of The United Methodist Church

ENGAGING IN MINISTRY WITH THE POOR – The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland is just one example of how the East Ohio Conference is in ministry with the poor and the marginalized. United Methodists believe working side-by-side with those in need is better than top-down charity.  Learn more.

IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH – East Ohio teens created Project Feed, at which they packed 50,000 nutritious meals for those in need around the world.  The United Methodist Church has become a key player in fighting diseases and promoting initiatives that improve the well-being of others. Learn more.  

DEVELOPING PRINCIPLED CHRISTIAN LEADERS – The church needs leaders rooted in Jesus Christ who have a vision for changing the world.  The Candidacy Summit is one of many forums in the East Ohio Conference for clergy and laity to explore and nurture their leadership skills.  Learn more.

CREATING NEW AND RENEWED CONGREGATIONS – The Twice Blessed Free Store is reimagining what it means to be the church.  United Methodists are modeling new ways of being in ministry with others, revitalizing faith communities, and planting new congregations to reach people for Jesus Christ.  Learn more.

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