Elementary students and their parents are ready to start the school year thanks to the 7th Annual Bucyrus UMC Back-to-School Supply Carnival.
  • Elementary students and their parents are ready to start the school year thanks to the 7th Annual Bucyrus UMC Back-to-School Supply Carnival.
  • Urban Mission explores new ways to communicate with the local congregations that support its ministries with the low-income population of the Ohio Valley.
  • University Circle UMC - Service of Memorial and Solidarity Against Racism in response to the fatal shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, SC.

Looking Ahead to 2015-2016

2016 General Conference

General Conference 2016 will be held May 10-20 in Portland, OR.  The primary legislative body of The United Methodist Church meets every four years to determine legislation affecting connectional matters.

Jurisdictional Conference meets every four years to elect new bishops.  During the July 13-16, 2016 meeting in Peoria, IL, we will learn the identity of the next bishop of the East Ohio Conference.

Delegates to these conferences were elected during Annual Conference 2015If you missed any of the sessions, be sure to check out the video archives or download the recap video.


August 6 Leadership Academy
Crosspoint UMC
August 8 Heart of Rock & Roll Prom
August 8 Youth Sports Challenge
August 8 Quartet Concert
Peace UMC
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Planning for Retirement Seminar


Calling all active clergy – regardless of age!

What do you know about the benefits provided by the church?  What has changed in pension eligibility? 

These questions and more will be answered during the Planning for Retirement Seminar sponsored by The East Ohio Conference Board of Pensions.

Register  for either the Thurs., Sept. 24 or the Fri., Sept. 25 seminar.  Both will be held from 9a – 3:30p at the Area Center.

The seminar is free and spouses are welcome – but seating is limited.  ALL participants (including spouses) MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE because personalized information will be prepared and provided.

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

Statistical Table 2014

PLAN – To help your congregation plan for the new church year, here are the EOC Statistical Tables for 2014.  Use them to examine where your congregation is currently, and to reflect on how you arrived here.


DISCIPLE -We are called to make and mature world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ.  The East Ohio Conference Council on Ministries (CCOM) connects leaders with needed resourcing, training, consulting, and networking that support spiritual formation and congregational vitality.

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TRANSFORM – The summer months are popular for mission opportunities – that transform the lives of those participating and those hosting.  Please be sure to complete the church mission trip report upon your return.

Three 1-Day Retreats

JOIN - The Youth Leaders Network is hosting three 1-day retreats designed to lay the groundwork for a long-term, thriving youth ministry at your church.  Join us Aug. 22, 2015, Nov. 7, 2015 and Feb. 20, 2016.

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