Appointments and Changes of Status
Bishop Tracy S. Malone, in the past two weeks, has announced the following East Ohio Conference clergy appointments:
- Linda Bradley, Massillon First UMC | TW
- Lisa Courtwright, Plymouth UMC | WR
- Matt Darrin, Howland & Warren First UMCs| MV
- Gerald Killian, Clearview | CN
- Scott Racut, New Leaf UMC, Associate Pastor | WR
- Teresa Smolka, Ohltown & New Hope UMCs | MV
- John Tsironis, Hope UMC | CN
- Julia Wertz, Poe UMC | CN
- Harry Merryman, North Lawrence Faith & East Greenville UMCs | CN
- Mary Lou Merryman, North Lawrence Faith & East Greenville UMCs | CN
Districts Key: (CN) Canal, (FL) Firelands, (MO) Mid-Ohio, (MV) Mahoning Valley, (NC) North Coast, (OV) Ohio Valley, (SH) Southern Hills, (TR) Three Rivers, (TW) Tuscarawas, (WR) Western Reserve
Annual Conference 2018
We will explore what it means to be called and equipped as followers of Jesus Christ when we gather June 11-14 at Lakeside Chautauqua for Annual Conference 2018. The 49th session of Annual Conference will be the second year of our quadrennial theme Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected.
The words of John 15:13-17 (CEB) will guide our worship services. Business sessions will reinforce our East Ohio Conference ministry vision to equip and support pastors, congregations and faith communities to grow in their capacity to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Monday, June 11, 10:00 a.m., Bishop Tracy S. Malone
Service of Commemoration and Holy Communion
Monday, June 11, 7:30 p.m., Bishop Tracy S. Malone
Celebration of Retirement
Tuesday, June 12, 8:00 a.m., Rev. Kimberly Arbaugh
Wednesday, June 13, 8:00 a.m., Rev. Chip Freed
Wednesday, June 13, 4:30 p.m., Bishop Tracy S. Malone
Service of Commissioning and Ordination
Thursday, June 14, 8:00 a.m., Rev. Becky Weamer
Thursday, June 14, 9:30 a.m., Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Daniels, Jr.
Shared Learning Session
Live Streaming Schedule
Class of 2018
Meet the 10 clergy being commissioned and the 11 being ordained during the Service of Commissioning and Ordination.
Meet the 39 clergy being recognized during the Celebration of Retirement.
Join us Tuesday, June 12 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for the Ministry Fair, when we will connect through mission and conversation at Wesley Lodge and South Auditorium.
See the Special Events schedule.
Learn about the 10 Resolutions that will be brought before the body for discussion and vote during Annual Conference 2018.
Midwest Mission Distribution Center
During Annual Conference 2018, the Midwest Mission Distribution Center truck will be located in the South Gate parking lot ready to receive your contributions of cleaning buckets, personal hygiene kits, and school kits. A representative will be at the truck to receive your donations Sunday afternoon June 10 through noon on Wednesday, June 13.
Youth Annual Conference 2018
Teens and their adult leaders will gather at Lakeside Chautauqua from across Ohio June 8-10 for Youth Annual Conference 2018 “We Are One”
The United Methodist Church teen leader event is a weekend of worship, leadership development, and fellowship planned by teens.
Rev. Jasmine Smothers, lead pastor of the historic Atlanta First United Methodist Church, will be the weekend’s keynote speaker. She is a sought after preacher, teacher, workshop leader, church consultant, leadership coach, author, and advocate.
UMFCU at the East Ohio Annual Conference
The United Methodist Financial Credit Union will be Lakeside during Annual Conference 2018 Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected. Our office will be located inside the Lakeside Women’s Club, 161 Walnut Lakeside, OH 43440. Office hours will be 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12, and 9:30 a.m. – 1: 30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. We hope to see you there!
Pastoral Care and Counseling
Annual Conference Spiritual Formation Gathering and Luncheon
Tuesday, June 12 at Noon | Upper Room of the Pavilion | Registration
In the May 14 issue we address: Depth as teacher—Finding God in the world, in loving ourselves as Internal Narcissus, and in death.
- A Way Forward: God’s Work: Not Our Control
- Book: Grounded: Finding God in the World, A Spiritual Revolution
- Contemplating Your Own Death—to Stay Motivated for Life
- How to Practice Mindfulness of Death Meditation
- Grow-IN: An Internal Journey
- Dying is a Sacred Act
- What Death can Teach us About Living
- Listings of our Spiritual Directors
If you have any questions or issues you would like for us to address or if you would like to receive e-mail alerts when new resources have been posted, please contact Howard Humphress at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our quick contact form.
The Media Center recently acquired the following resources:
- John; Lessons on History, Meaning and Application explores issues in John’s culture and in ours that help us understand the ultimate meaning of each passage.
- Everybody, Always; Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People shares some of the stories from Jesus’ life that have helped him understand what it truly means to love everybody the way He loved them–without fear, insecurity, or restriction.
- How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge; Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority will help you nurture your vision and cultivate influence, even when you lack authority in your organization.
- Romans; History, Meaning, and Applicationcomments on the text itself and then explores issues in Paul’s culture and in ours that help us understand the meaning of each passage.
Message in the Movies
THE MESSAGE IN THE MOVIES is in the process of moving our offices to Milford, Ohio. We will be taking a brief sabbatical during the months of May and June. See you in July 2018! Thanks! – Bruce Batchelor-Glader
Events: May 29 – June 17
- Tue, May 29, Tue, Jun 5 & Tue, Jun 12
#H.E.L.P. (Celebrate Recovery) @ Winfield UMC
- Tue, May 29 & Tue, Jun 5
GriefShare Group @ Church of the Lakes
- Wed, May 30
Clergy Executive Session @ University of Mount Union
- Sat, Jun 2
Manchester UMC Annual Craft Fair & Car Show @ Manchester UMC
- Sun, Jun 3, Sun, Jun 10 & Sun, Jun 17
Tear Soup Grief Ministry Group @ Westbrook Park UMC
- Sun, Jun 3
Healing Service @ Pleasant Grove UMC
- Fri, Jun 8 to Sun, Jun 10
Youth Annual Conference @ Lakeside
- Sat, Jun 9
Green Sibshop @ Green Sibshop
- Mon, Jun 11 – Weds, Jun 13
2018 East Ohio Annual Conference @ Lakeside
- Wed, Jun 13
53rd Annual Scioto UMC Strawberry Festival @ Scioto UMC
- Thu, Jun 14
East Ohio Annual Conference Shared Learning @ Lakeside
- Fri, Jun 15
UMVIM Team Leader Training @ Lakeside Ohio, Fountain Inn
- Fri, Jun 15
Gospel Bluegrass Jam @ Manchester UMC
- Sun, Jun 17
Messy Church @ Smithville UMC
To submit your event to the East Ohio calendar use this form.
(The East Ohio Conference only accepts East Ohio United Methodist local church, conference and general UM events for listing on the conference calendar.)
- Organist, Thoburn UMC
- Accompanist, Willoughby UMC
- Part-time Director Men’s Ministry/Congregational Care Ministry, Church of the Lakes
- Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Carrollton First UMC
- Director of Christian Education, Carrollton First UMC
- Duplicating Machine Free, Church of the Lakes UMC
- HERO CENTRAL Vacation Bible School Items Free, Fields UMC
Please pray for the family of Donald W. Shilling, retired elder, died May 17, 2018.
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