Forty-four people attended the two-day candidacy summit, a joint ministry of the East Ohio and West Ohio Conferences, at Methodist Theological School in Ohio.
  • Forty-four people attended the two-day candidacy summit, a joint ministry of the East Ohio and West Ohio Conferences, at Methodist Theological School in Ohio.
  • Ohio leadership came together for two-day summit to develop a plan for reaching out to, and ministering with, growing Hispanic/Latino population.
  • The congregations of Vienna and Fowler UMCs (Mahoning Valley District) step outside their walls to try something new in the community.
  • The Baldwin Wallace University service day was held inside the Lou Higgins Recreation Center, where 40,000 meals were assembled by 300 volunteers.
  • Project Feed
    Over 400 gathered at Fredericktown High School for Project Feed to pack 35,400 dry meals that will be used to feed the hungry.

Copyright Compliance & The Church


January is a perfect time for congregations to explore new ways of sharing their ministries with each other and with the community.

As you consider embracing technology as part of your worship service, or using social media to spread your message, be sure that you are doing so legally – by following copyright laws.

The Church Licensing page of the EOC website has step-by-step instructions on how to be copyright compliant when:

  • Projecting/printing hymn lyrics
  • Showing video clips during worship
  • Hosting movie night
  • Live streaming or podcasting a service


Feb. 12 Night To Shine
Garfield Mem UMC
Feb. 13 Free Breakfast
Smith Corners UMC
Feb. 13 Valentine Dinner
Roscoe UMC
Feb. 19-21 Bible Study Retreat
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February 21: Day of Prayer for General Conference

60 Days of Prayer

Bishop Hopkins asks that each East Ohio United Methodist church set aside time during worship on Sunday, February 21 to pray for General Conference.

Prayer is a spiritual discipline through which God can guide and direct us.  You are invited to include personal prayers, poems or other writings in your worship services that day – and to share them on the Day of Prayer Facebook page.

You may use these resources – or choose your own – to help guide your time of prayer.

General Conference of The United Methodist Church (#UMCGC) meets May 10-20, 2016, in Portland, Oregon.

Jesus is Calling Us Up to Plan, Disciple, Transform and Join

Lent Eatser resources

PLAN – Ash Wednesday is February 10 and the first Sunday of Lent is February 14.  Once again this year Discipleship Ministries has prepared Lent and Easter resources for clergy and Sunday school teacher use.

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DISCIPLE - General Conference will meet May 10-20 in Portland, Oregon.  Twelve elected delegates will represent East Ohio at General Conference, which is the top legislative body – and official voice – of The United Methodist Church.

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TRANSFORM Jurisdictional Conference will meet July 13-16 in Peoria, Illinois.  Twenty-four elected delegates will represent East Ohio at Jurisdictional Conference, at which four new bishops will be elected, and members to general boards/agencies will be selected.

Giving Tuesday

JOIN - United Methodists are called to live in the world, using the Social Principles as a guide.  The prayerful and thoughtful effort of General Conference speaks to issues of the world from a sound biblical and theological foundation.

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