Walking in the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul; EOC Clergy and Laity Take Pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece

By Rick Wolcott* Bishop Tracy S. Malone, resident bishop of the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, and the Methodist Foundation of Ohio hosted 34 clergy and laity on a pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece. Over the course of nine days, participants walked in areas where Paul had ministered in Laodicea, Hierapolis, Ephesus, [...]

EOC Annual Conference Members to Meet Virtually September 26-27 for AC 2020

By Rick Wolcott* Out of an abundance of care for all members of Annual Conference, Bishop Tracy S. Malone, after prayerful discernment and in consultation with the Extended Cabinet, leadership of the Board of Ministry, and the Annual Conference secretary, has made the decision that Annual Conference 2020, and the Clergy Executive Session that precedes [...]

Creative Leadership Adapting Ministries during Pandemic to Share the Love of Christ

By Rick Wolcott* On Sunday, May 31 the Tuscarawas District held its Spring District Conference via Zoom video communications. “It was the safest way to gather the district to complete our business and welcome our incoming district superintendent the Rev. Cara Stultz Costello,” said current superintendent the Rev. Benita Rollins, who will retire at the [...]