The congregation of New Leaf UMC (Western Reserve District) is worshipping in its new home at the intersection of I-90 and Route 7 in Conneaut.
  • The congregation of New Leaf UMC (Western Reserve District) is worshipping in its new home at the intersection of I-90 and Route 7 in Conneaut.
  • The Power of Camp - Strongsville UMC held a Royal Family KIDS Camp to give 32 foster children a week of positive memories in a Christian environment.
  • 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.

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 27-30 NCJ Volunteer Leadership Academy
August 28 Family Fun Night
Smith Corners UMC
Sept. 3 Transformational Leadership Academy
Sept. 4-5 Invitation to the Celebration
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Resources for the New Church Year

The new church year is right around the corner.
If you are looking for informative, entertaining curriculum for worship services, Sunday school, and small group studies, be sure to check out the EOC Media Center.

For a preview of how you can benefit from membership, click on the above video link to watch the entertaining Media Center presentation from this year’s Annual Conference.

Browse and select resources in person at the EOC Area Center in North Canton, or online using the resource catalog.

Learn more about the Media Center and how your church can become a member.

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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