Youth Annual Conference to Relocate to Ashland in 2021

The Conference Council on Youth Ministries met this weekend to review the future of Youth Annual Conference, including proposals from Lakeside Chautauqua for 2021. With East Ohio Annual Conference relocating next year, Lakeside Chautauqua will now start its Summer season the same weekend as Youth Annual Conference. This creates barriers for the event, such as [...]

EOC Clergy Walk Where Jesus Walked; Bishop and the Foundation Make Holy Land Pilgrimage a Reality

By Rick Wolcott* Young clergy and newly ordained clergy of the East Ohio Conference embarked on a 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land in early February. The trip was the result of a joint effort between Bishop Tracy S. Malone and Brian Sheetz, executive director of the Methodist Foundation of Ohio. “We both shared a [...]

NCJ Recommends Electing One Bishop in 2020; Task Force Created to Study Episcopal Leadership

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS…In a meeting last week in Chicago, the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) Committee on the Episcopacy and the NCJ College of Bishops have proposed to only elect one bishop during the NCJ Quadrennial Meeting, July 15-18 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The two groups have agreed to form a task force to make recommendations on [...]