Welcome to the 2019-2020 Church Year

2019-2020 Church

Summer vacations have ended, students are back in school, and congregations are returning to their fall worship schedules. The new church year is upon us!

The resources on this website are designed to facilitate the work of EOC congregations and faith communities and aid in reaching out to our mission fields by providing opportunities to:

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Black Theologian Day 2019

Black Theologian Day

Perspectives: Black Theologian Day is Saturday, October 5 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Garfield Memorial UMC in Pepper Pike.

Leah Gunning Francis is the guest theologian for this day of learning from a Black Theological Perspective. The vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the faculty at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN authored the book Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community.

Speaking on the theme Committing to God’s Call, based on Esther 4:12-15, she will help us understand how communities like Ferguson, MO committed to God’s call to respond to challenging times.

Learn more and register for this Multicultural Ministries event of the East Ohio Conference.

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.

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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