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 [...]

Tuesday Business Session Recap

By Rick Wolcott* Following an opening prayer from lay member Michael Warschauer, Episcopacy Committee Chair the Rev. Joe Burkhardt reported the results of the just-completed mid-quadrennial assessment on behalf of the North Central Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy. Clergy and lay respondents indicated that the greatest strengths of the East Ohio Conference are our diversity, our [...]