As East Ohio Conference pastors, congregations, and faith communities adapt our ministries to reach out in new creative ways during the COVID-19 pandemic, we live out our guiding principles:
Discipleship is our foundation;
Covenant guides us;
Connection strengthens us; and
Leadership moves us forward.
The EOC COVID-19 Resources page has the latest information from Bishop Malone and the Cabinet, The UMC, and the State of Ohio.
View the new Together Ohio resource created to coordinate relief efforts in our State.
COVID-19 Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH
“It is with joy and the peace of the Lord that I reach out to you, the clergy and the lay members of the East Ohio Conference. I continue to hold each of you in my prayers and I hope that you can feel the love and the virtual hug flowing from my heart to yours. It has now been three weeks since we have had to physically distance ourselves from each other and there is a deep longing to be in community with one another but until it is safe to gather together in one place we continue to rely on the gift of technology and other ways of connecting with each other.
Romans 8:38 reminds us that there is nothing, no thing in life or in death, not even the coronavirus, that can separate us from the love of God that we have in Christ Jesus or the love that we have for each other.”
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: The theme of AC 2020 June 15-18 at Lakeside Chautauqua is Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected. Our keyword is Connected. Visit the AC 2020 website to view appointments, service times, speaker bios, downloadable logos, and more.
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: 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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