Annual Conference 2019

East Ohio GC Delegation

The 50th session of Annual Conference was held at Lakeside Chautauqua June 10-13.

Annual Conference 2019, Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected, highlighted the joy of making a commitment to take up residence in God’s love and to extend that love to others.

Annual Conference members elected these EOC delegates to General Conference 2020 – to be held May 5-15 in Minneapolis, MN: Rev. Gary Henderson, Rev. Andy Call, Rev. Dan Bryant, Rev. Matthew Laferty, Rev. Armando Arellano, Rev. Benita Rollins, Jerry Rinehart, Ellen Burrows, Dr. Martha Banks, Betty Wilson, Bob Wagner, and Holly Grant.

Download the AC 2019 recap video, and read the AC 2019 summary report.




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

Financial Wellness Workshop

Financial Wellness

Review/evaluate your current financial status in a Board of Benefits workshop Friday, Sept. 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Westbrook Park UMC.

In partnership with Wespath Benefits, EY Financial Services will give presentations on Estate Planning, Social Security and Retirement, and Dissolving Your Debt. The rest of the day will include an overview of Conference-sponsored benefits.

Learn more and register online.

SEATING IS LIMITED!  All attendees – including spouses – must register in advance. No walk-ins will be accommodated.

Questions? Call (800) 831-3972 for Betsy (ext. 103) or Robin (ext. 151).

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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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