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.
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.
View the Stand Against Racism page on the Conference website to view and download:
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: www.eocumc.com/eoac20/livestream.
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.
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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