Confessing our Faith Together: Living and Growing into Full Communion

For Immediate Release: November 6, 2019 For its 2019 meeting, the Lutheran-United Methodist Coordinating Committee/Joint Commission, the body charged with oversight of the full communion relationship between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The United Methodist Church (UMC), gathered in the autumnal beauty of Mohican Lodge in Ohio to pilot an ecumenical formation [...]

Ministerial Recruitment Institute Shows Teens How God Calls Them into Service

By Brett Hetherington* Every summer for 37 years the East Ohio Conference invites teens in grades seven through 12 to explore what it means to pursue a life dedicated to ministry. The Ministerial Recruitment Institute (MRI) held at Baldwin Wallace University (North Coast District) July 14-19 offered an environment conducive to allowing young people to [...]

Christian Partnership on the Other Side of the World EOC Team Visits Cambodian Methodist Church

By Rick Wolcott* A team of 14 East Ohio Conference clergy and laity travelled to Cambodia June 26-July 8, 2019 to worship, fellowship, and be in small group discussions with our brothers and sisters in Christ. “We are all a part of the family of God,” said East Ohio Conference Bishop Tracy S. Malone during [...]