UMC Partners Walk Side by Side in Ministry with the Liberia Conference

By Rick Wolcott* For nearly 10 years the Liberia Partner Summit has brought together leaders from the Liberia Annual Conference (LAC) and clergy and laity from conferences and central conferences of The United Methodist Church who do ministry in the West Africa country. The 2019 summit was held April 4-5 at Garfield Memorial Church (North [...]

Ohio Council of Churches Installs New Director

By Will Jones* The Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan is the new executive director of the Ohio Council of Churches. Sullivan, an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, was installed during a service at Phillips Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Trotwood, Ohio on March 23. The [...]

EOC Clergy and Laity Support Delegates and the Church at General Conference

By Rick Wolcott* Many clergy and laity from the East Ohio Conference are among the 3,000 registered observers sitting in the bowl of The Dome of the America’s in St. Louis, Missouri taking in the worship services and legislative action of the Special Session of General Conference. The session was called to receive and act [...]