Bishop Malone and EOC Cabinet Say,
“Strive to Love Others as Jesus Loves Us.”

A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Malone and the EOC Cabinet

We, Bishop Tracy S. Malone and members of the East Ohio Conference Cabinet, write to you out of joy and concern. We celebrate those of you who are living into your faith and reaching out into your communities in hope and love, but we are also concerned by what we are seeing and hearing from some of you within our congregations and faith communities across the Conference.    

There is no question that these are anxious and difficult days. We are living and struggling with a worldwide pandemic, postponement of General and Jurisdictional Conferences, protests, and polarization of our society. Amidst all the uncertainty, we ask you to remember the extraordinary Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are children of God and disciples of his Son the Risen Jesus Christ.

Read the pastoral letter in its entirety.

Bishop Tracy S. Malone & Extended Cabinet Stand Against Racism

Bishop Tracy S. Malone & Extended Cabinet Stand Against Racism

Bishop Tracy S. Malone, the Extended Cabinet, and East Ohio Conference laity and clergy are making our voices heard as we and our brothers and sisters in Christ across The United Methodist Church stand against racism.

Read the Anti-Racism Commitment signed by Bishop Tracy S. Malone & the Extended Cabinet.

Read the Covenant to Resist Racism signed by EOC Laity and Clergy.

View the Stand Against Racism page on the Conference website to view and download:

  • small group studies and videos,
  • podcasts,
  • resources for children, young adults, & adults,
  • and, resources from UMC agencies.

View the Livestream of the Virtual
Annual Conference 2020

View the Livestream of the Virtual Annual Conference 2020

Visit the livestream page of the AC 2020 website to view every business session and worship service:

Saturday, September 26
9:00 a.m. Commemoration and Holy Communion
10:30 a.m. Business Session
1:00 p.m. Episcopal Address
1:30 p.m. Business Session
6:00 p.m. Commissioning and Ordination

Sunday, September 27
10:00 a.m. Closing Worship

In this year in which the theme word for Annual Conference is Connected, local church leaders are invited to use the livestream of the closing worship service as their church’s weekly service. Post to the church website or Facebook page the livestream link:

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

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.

AC 2020 & Appointments

AC 2020 & APPOINTMENTS: Annual Conference will meet virtually Sat., September 26 and Sun., September 27. Clergy Executive Session will meet virtually on Fri., September 25. Learn more and register for the sessions. Read the Housing Refund Information statement from Lakeside Chautauqua.

General Conference 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Visit this resource for messages from Bishop Malone, links to livestreamed worship services, non-traditional worship ideas, and other tips we can incorporate in order to stay connected to and minister with church and community members during the coronavirus pandemic.

Teach • Reach • Bless

TEACH • REACH • BLESS: The $1.5 million campaign to build a new dorm for female students at Africa University reinforces our East Ohio Conference commitment to the education and wellness of women today for a better Africa tomorrow. Learn more about and support Teach • Reach • Bless.



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