East Ohio coverage of General Conference 2016

Get Ready for Annual Conference


While East Ohio delegates at GC2016 helped to determine the course for The United Methodist Church for the next four years, East Ohio delegates to Annual Conference 2016 are preparing to do their work for the upcoming year.

To assist the delegates they are supplied with the Pre-Conference Workbook which documents submitted proposals for consideration and action by the East Ohio Annual Conference Session. None of the proposals contained in the workbook are the official positions of the East Ohio Conference until they are perfected and adopted by the East Ohio Annual Conference.

Also included in the Pre-Conference Workbook is the Annual Conference agenda schedule, organizational information, an explanation of parlimentary procedure and more.


May 30 Pancake Breakfast
Sharon Center UMC
June 2 Leadership Academy
Crosspoint UMC
June 4 Canton Calvary Mission Fundraiser
June 4 Family Fun Fest
Manchester UMC
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General Conference 2016 Ends


General Conference 2016 offered moving worship and special services, and many opportunities for passionate debate.  One such debate ended with the acceptance of a recommendation from the Council of Bishops to create a yet-to-be named special commission that will examine “every paragraph in our Book of Discipline regarding human sexuality.”

While reactions to the decision were mixed, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky stated in her sermon Friday morning that “we will not leave divided because God is not finished with us yet!”

Videos, photos, blogs and delegate comments can be viewed on the East Ohio General Conference 2016 website and the EOC Flickr page.


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

2016 Annual Conference

PLANAnnual Conference 2016 - We will gather June 13-16 at Lakeside Chautauqua to focus on the need for us to step outside our church buildings and transform the world as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. Register for Annual Conference here.

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DISCIPLE - General Conference met May 10-20 in Portland, Oregon.  Twelve elected delegates represented East Ohio at General Conference, which is the top legislative body – and official voice – of The United Methodist Church. Visit the East Ohio General Conference 2016 website

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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.

Hopkins Celebrations

JOIN - Bishop Hopkins retires at the end of August.  Celebrate the Ministry of Bishop John and Elaine Hopkins by joining them for a dinner cruise, and a baseball game.  Tickets sold only online.

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