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.


Register for the Oct. 8-10 Virtual I AM Her Women’s Leadership Summit

Register for the Oct. 8-10 Virtual I AM Her Women’s Leadership Summit

The I AM Her Women’s Leadership Summit is a movement of women coming together to Be InspiredBe Empowered, and to Be Equipped to do the work personally and professionally, and to connect within

The United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is the keynote speaker for this year’s virtual conference. Bishop Tracy S. Malone is the preacher for the Thursday, October 8 worship service.

Join the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary for the summit, which will focus on worship, relationship building, and network mapping.

Registration cost for the virtual summit is just $39 and CEUs are available. Learn more and register.

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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