Special Sunday, May 26 Calls United Methodists to Seek Peace with Justice

Special Sunday, May 26 Calls United Methodists to Seek Peace with Justice

The special offering during Peace with Justice Sunday on May 26 will enable The United Methodist Church to continue to address diverse issues such as immigration, economic empowerment, nutrition, peace, racial justice, the death penalty, and leadership development. By giving we honor the dignity of every individual made in God’s image.

Learn about & support Peace with Justice Sunday.

Friday, May 24 is the Deadline to Register for YAC 2024 at Kalahari Resorts June 7-8

Friday, May 24 is the Deadline to Register for YAC 2024 at Kalahari Resorts June 7-8

Time is running out to register for YAC 2024, which this year will meet June 7-8 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky. Friday, June 7 is a day of waterpark fun and fellowship. On Saturday, June 8 youth will participate in hands-on missions, worship, and learning sessions centered around spiritual growth, leadership development, and mental health.

Learn about & register for YAC 2024 by May 24.


Come Transform Lives with Us through
The United Methodist Church. #Be UMC.

“I am United Methodist. It’s where I found my home, my peace, my purpose,” said Rev. Megan Buehler, pastor of Leroy & Chippewa Church at the Lake UMCs. “I found where I am supposed to be.  I found my call (in The UMC). God talked to me while I was in church to let me know this is where I was supposed to be.”

E-mail Brett Hetherington to schedule recording your story of how your life has been transformed through the ministries of The United Methodist Church.

View #BeUMC stories & the EOC #BeUMC website.

Storyboard: Faith Witness Transformation

Each episode of our East Ohio Conference podcast, Storyboard: Faith Witness Transformation, explores what it means to #BeUMC.

Episode 35 is titled “Influence, Connection & Impact: Caring for Our Mental Health and Resourcing Mental Health Care for Others”. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S., this episode features a discussion about the importance of EOC clergy and laity understanding and caring for their personal mental health, as well as being open to engaging and resourcing others in caring for their mental health.


Bishop Tracy S. Malone Shares Information about General Conference Legislation

In the above video message, Bishop Tracy S. Malone shares with laity and clergy how some of the legislation approved at General Conference will impact mission and ministry in the East Ohio Conference.

On Saturday, May 18 the bishop and members of the delegation held an East Ohio General Conference Information Session at Wooster UMC sharing details and answering questions about this year’s conference.

Nearly 800 delegates from the worldwide United Methodist Church met in Charlotte, North Carolina April 23 - May 3 for the postponed 2020 General Conference, which wasn't held because of the pandemic.

General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The assembly meets at the beginning of each quadrennium to consider revisions to church law, adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy, and economic issues, and approve plans and budgets for church-wide programs for the next four years.

Delegates gathered in the Charlotte Convention Center worshipped, prayed, debated and engaged together in holy conferencing as they made decisions for how United Methodists will reach out in their respective mission fields making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Read the General Conference recap article.
Download and share the GC recap video.
Learn more about this year’s General Conference.

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Annual Conference 2024

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2024: Registration is closed for this year’s Annual Conference, but you can watch the livestream of this year’s session June 13-15 from the John S. Knight Center in Akron. Clergy Session on June 12 will not be livestreamed. Learn more about AC 2024.


Ba A YES! Church

BE A YES! CHURCH: Every time we accept the invitation to come to the Lord’s Table, we are saying YES to being open to the movement of the Holy Spirit. Learn about being a YES! Church committed to worshipping, praying, loving, growing, serving, listening, and connecting!


Lighthouse Churches

LIGHTHOUSE CHURCHES: Are you on a pilgrimage searching for a new church to call home? We invite you to visit a Lighthouse church near you. These are congregations dedicated to The United Methodist Church that welcome those seeking a new church home. Find a Lighthouse church in your area.


Conference Stands Against Racism

EOC STANDS AGAINST RACISM: Bishop Tracy S. Malone, the Extended Cabinet, and East Ohio Conference laity and clergy are committed to stand against racism. Visit the Stand Against Racism resource page for small group studies, videos, podcasts, books, and more to learn how you can stand against racism.

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