Creatively Ministering to All During the Current COVID-19 Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* East Ohio Conference congregations and faith communities are changing the ways that they are in ministry to others because of restrictions put in place to thwart the spread of the coronavirus. Needing to reach a population increasingly living in isolation, church leaders have moved on from what was and have prioritized what [...]

Churches Foster Connection during time of Pandemic Isolation

By Rick Wolcott* “We are glad you are here with us during these interesting times in our nation. We are glad that we can worship together in Spirit and in truth.” With those words, the Rev. Dr. Tom Joyce began Sunday’s worship service, which was livestreamed from the empty sanctuary of Fields UMC (North Coast [...]

Youth Annual Conference to Relocate to Ashland in 2021

The Conference Council on Youth Ministries met this weekend to review the future of Youth Annual Conference, including proposals from Lakeside Chautauqua for 2021. With East Ohio Annual Conference relocating next year, Lakeside Chautauqua will now start its Summer season the same weekend as Youth Annual Conference. This creates barriers for the event, such as [...]