Celebration of Ministry and Farewell Service for Bishop Tracy S. Malone on August 3


East Ohio Conference laity and clergy are invited and encouraged to attend The Celebration of Ministry and Farewell Service for Bishop Tracy S. Malone Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith UMC in North Canton.

The service will be followed by a reception at the church. This is your opportunity to offer blessings and words of appreciation to Bishop Malone for her eight years of ministry among us.

At the 2024 North Central Jurisdiction Conference, the NCJ Committee on the Episcopacy assigned Malone to serve as resident bishop of the Indiana Conference effective September 1.

“I am so thankful and grateful for the eight years of ministry that we have shared together. I celebrate how the Holy Spirit has been at work through our partnership in the Gospel,” said Malone in the above video message.

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The United Methodist Church. #Be UMC.

“Without The United Methodist Church I would not have had the support I needed to go to college and then onto seminary. They have supported me throughout my ministry and the Church has always been there for me,” said Rev. Deb Quillen, pastor of Coshocton Grace UMC.

She is one of many lay and clergy persons in the East Ohio Conference who have shared how their lives have been transformed through The United Methodist Church. E-mail Brett Hetherington to schedule a time to record your one- to two-minute story.

View #BeUMC stories & the EOC #BeUMC website.

Storyboard: Faith Witness Transformation

Our EOC podcast, Storyboard: Faith Witness Transformation, explores what it means to #BeUMC.

Episode 39 is titled “Disciple Making: The Role of a Jurisdictional Conference Delegate”. During a break at NCJ 2024 three EOC delegates – Dr. Liz Piatt, Rev. Jon Priebe and his son Nehemiah Priebe – offer their insight about the conference, their role as delegates, and what experiences they are bringing home to share with laity and clergy in the East Ohio Conference.

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung to Serve the New Ohio Episcopal Area as of September 1

Bishop Tracy S. Malone Assigned to the New Ohio Episcopal Area

The North Central Jurisdiction Committee on the Episcopacy has assigned Bishop Hee-Soo Jung to be resident bishop of the new Ohio Episcopal Area, serving as bishop of both the East Ohio Conference and the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Jung has served as resident bishop of the Wisconsin Conference for the past 12 years after previously serving eight years as bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference. Under his commitment to increase racial justice and radical inclusion, the Wisconsin Conference has reached 49% of its appointments being served by cross-racial leadership.

“I am so thankful for the active mission and ministry In the East Ohio and West Ohio Conferences. The churches are strong and I am eager to join you,” Jung shares in the above video message to the laity and clergy of the new Ohio Episcopal Area.

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Annual Conference 2024

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2024: The theme for the 55th session of East Ohio Annual Conference was “Faith Hope Love”. The services and sessions of the three days of Holy Conferencing were grounded in the prophetic promise recorded in Isaiah 40:31 (NIV). Read the AC 2024 recap.

General Conference

GENERAL CONFERENCE: The top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church met April 23-May 3. View and download a video message from Bishop Tracy S. Malone sharing about legislation passed by the General Conference. View and download the GC summary resource.

Be 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!

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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