East Ohio 2019 Annual Conference Report

By Rick Wolcott* Bishop Tracy S. Malone presided over the 50th session of Annual Conference, which was held again this year at Lakeside Chautauqua on the shore of Lake Erie. Annual Conference 2019 was the third conference centered on our quadrennial theme Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected. This year we highlighted the joy of [...]

Wednesday Business Session Recap

By Rick Wolcott* Deacon Jennifer Lam opened Wednesday’s business session with prayer. Conference Secretary the Rev. Cindy Patterson then informed the house that a thorough review Tuesday night by the programmer of the balloting software used at Annual Conference uncovered an error, that he subsequently corrected. "Because we value trust, because we value integrity, I [...]

Service of Commissioning and Ordination

By Rev. Tim McCollum* As the Service of Commissioning and Ordination set under way, it was not long until we remembered our common call. Bishop Tracy S. Malone led us in the liturgical work to remember our baptism, our shared ministry. We remember out loud, together. We spoke these words “We remember our baptism and [...]