Special Session of General Conference

General Conference Special Session 2019

A Special Session of General Conference has been called for February 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri to receive and act upon a report from the Commission on a Way Forward and recommendations of the Council of Bishops.

General Conference will begin with a Day of Prayer on Saturday, February 23 to pray for the Special Session and find a Way Forward that will maximize the Church’s witness and mission in the world.

Visit the new Special Session pages on the East Ohio Conference website to:

  • View the live stream of all sessions/services.
  • Get the latest news from the floor of GC.
  • See messages from Bishop Malone.



ALL EVENTS: View the EOC Calendar
SUBMIT: Submit Calendar Event

Resolutions to AC 2019 Due by March 15


Resolutions are matters for consideration by the Annual Conference which are not motions for action or proper amendments to reports by Conference agencies, but which call for expression of opinion by the Annual Conference on issues of concern to the membership of the church and the general public.

Submitted Resolutions should include:

  • Resolution title. (Conf. Secretary Assigns #)
  • Funding source.
  • “Whereas” statements, giving rationale.
  • “Resolved” statements, giving stance/action.
  • Submitter’s name, cell # and e-mail address.

Resolutions are due by March 15 to Conference Secretary Cindy Patterson, cpatterson@eocumc.com, for inclusion in the Pre-Conference Workbook.

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


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.

2018 Annual Conference

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.

Disaster response

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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