Leading through Crisis; Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy Goes Virtual in 2021

By Rick Wolcott* “Being at the retreat is energizing, renewing, cup-filling, and relaxing, all at the same time.” - Rev. Dogba Bass Aldersgate UMC “The retreat is an opportunity for Black clergy to affirm their unique calls and to be affirmed.” - Rev. Gary Henderson United Methodist Communications The Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy returned in [...]

Striving Toward an Anti-Racist Community One Person at a Time

By Brett Hetherington* North Olmsted United Methodist Church (North Coast District) is one of many congregations and faith communities across the East Ohio Conference answering the calls of Bishop Tracy S. Malone, the Cabinet and the Extended Cabinet to join with our brothers and sisters across The United Methodist Church in taking a Stand Against [...]

Perspectives: Acknowledging Our Past This Thanksgiving

By William Jones & Rev. Dr. Daniel Hawk* The East Ohio Conference creates Perspectives events throughout the year because it’s important that each of us broadens our understanding by viewing life from the perspectives of others. As we prepare to give thanks on Thanksgiving Day by spending time with family and friends while eating turkey, [...]