All In God’s Image; A Study in the History of Indigenous Peoples

By Will Fenton-Jones* One of the most troubling stories I have learned as the Conference director of Multicultural Vitality is the story of the Sand Creek Massacre. In 1864 Colonel John Chivington, a Methodist clergyman turned military man, led a massacre that resulted in the death of over 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho, mostly women and [...]

Rev. Beth Ortiz to be Appointed EOC Director of Strategic Ministries

Bishop Tracy S. Malone intends to appoint the Rev. Beth Ortiz as director of Strategic Ministries effective July 1. The new position on the Conference Council on Ministries (CCOM) team will replace the director of Congregational Vitality when current director the Rev. Kelly Brown begins his new appointment as superintendent of the Three Rivers District. [...]

Susan Arnold to Retire as Media Center Coordinator

Media Center Coordinator Susan Arnold has announced plans to retire after 12 years of faithful service to the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. Her last day in the office will be April 30. “I have so enjoyed working with my clients at the Media Center. They are dedicated teachers, small group leaders, [...]