Bishop Tracy S. Malone presided over the 50th session of Annual Conference, which was held again this year at Lakeside Chautauqua on the shore of Lake Erie.

Annual Conference 2019 was the third conference centered on our quadrennial theme Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected.¬†This year we highlighted the joy of making a commitment to take up residence in God’s love and extend that love to others.

Download the full Annual Conference 2019 recap video.

Read the Annual Conference 2019 Report.

View each session in the live streaming archive and view each Annual Conference 2019 sermon.




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We Are Called to Serve in Mission

Mission Work

Many United Methodist Church teens and adults are preparing to participate in, currently participating in, or returning home from participating in a mission trip work project.

We are called to serve by being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. Wherever you feel called, you will find a work project that could use your help, whether it be physical labor with your hands or relationship building with your heart.

The Missions tab of this website has information you can use to learn about United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) teams and local, national, and international mission sites.

The site also offers information about how you can join scheduled mission journeys here in the East Ohio Conference, across the United States or to countries around the world.

Equipping local churches to be, make, and mature disciples of Jesus Christ

EOC Vision

EOC VISION: As our Episcopal leader, Bishop Tracy S. Malone holds out a vision and a hope that we will be bold, faithful and courageous in our Christian witness and will behold the power, the Holy Spirit’s power, that has been poured out upon us. View the bishop’s vision message.

Four Areas of Focus

FOUR AREAS OF FOCUS: Our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world centers on Four Areas of Focus: Engaging in Ministry with the Poor; Improving Global Health; Developing Principled Christian Leaders; and Creating New and Renewed Congregations.


APPOINTMENTS: In making appointments, Bishop Tracy S. Malone considers the gifts and evidence of God’s grace of those appointed; needs, characteristics and opportunities of congregations; and faithfulness and commitment to an open itineracy. View appointments.

Pathways to Ministry

PATHWAYS TO MINISTRY: All Christians are ministers who are called to service.¬† As you explore God’s call on your life, the resources on the Pathways to Ministry pages can help you discern your call to be ordained clergy or your call to the ministry of the laity.

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