“The New Testament is not hesitant to encourage compassion and care for widows and orphans, and Jesus promises: “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you.” (John 14:18)
In a variety of small and significant ways the kids in My Life as a Zucchini are cared for, and discover ways to care for one another. These little clay characters bring with them a wonderful message. May we be molded into their likeness.”
Districts: (CN) Canal · (FL) Firelands · (MO) Mid-Ohio · (MV) Mahoning Valley · (NC) North Coast · (OV) Ohio Valley (SH) Southern Hills · (TR) Three Rivers · (TW) Tuscarawas · (WR) Western Reserve
Note: effective 7/1/2017 unless otherwise noted
Appointments: Joyce Fast: Redeemer North Hill UMC, CN James Lance: Martel UMC, MO Michael Law: Fairview UMC (Wayne County), MO Steve Sullivan: Loudonville/Lakeville UMC, TR Hannah Tucker: Tiffin St. Paul and Melmore UMCs, FL Amy Vittorio: Melmore UMC, FL Madlynne Webber: Graysville UMC, SH View the current appointment list
Cleaning Bucket Reminder Cleaning buckets for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center will be collected again at Annual Conference. In May MMDC has sent out almost 4,000 Cleaning Buckets to Missouri and Illinois flood victims. They are running low on all cleaning bucket supplies. Midwest Mission list of supplies.
June 13- Camp Day at Annual Conference The Board of Camps & Retreat Ministries has designated Tuesday of Annual Conference as Camp Day! Wear your favorite camp t–shirt, join in singing some camp songs as we gather for the afternoon session, and share your camp testimony with those around you! Also, there will be “Ask Me About Camp” t-shirts available for sale. All proceeds will be used for camperships.
2017 Clergy Directory Photos will be taken during Annual Conference for the 2017 Clergy Directory. The directory headshots will be the official clergy photos for all EOC publications for the next four years – so please dress professionally.
No appointment is necessary. Clergy simply need to stop by Bradley Temple during one of the following sessions to have their picture taken:
Mon., June 12, 11 am- 6 pm
Tues., June 13, 9 am -6 pm
Wed., June 14, 9 am-6 pm
Thurs., June 15, 9 am-2 pm
NOTE: These are the only times that photos will be taken for the directory. Please e-mail Director of Communications Rick Wolcott with any questions.
Health & Welfare Institution
EAGLE Accreditation Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center is excited to announce that we are now EAGLE Accredited. The EAGLE process was led by Copeland employees, Jackie Palmer, and Randi Roose, who say, “The experience was a positive and rewarding endeavor. This recognition has challenged the board of directors and employees to monitor and strive to improve the caring ministry of Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center.”
EAGLE’s primary emphasis is on excellence in Christian ministry, with a focus on how applicant organizations incorporate their Christian mission, religious heritage and values throughout the organization and its daily operations. Other areas of emphasis include focusing on results and outcomes, striving to improve, meeting legal and regulatory requirements, and ensuring privacy, accuracy, accessibility and confidentiality of both client and staff data and information.
Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet highlights that great hero of the Old Testament who led his people out of Egypt and was given the Ten Commandments—from his childhood in Pharaoh’s household to gazing out upon the Promised Land.
Who Needs God – Many people believe religion is the cause of the world’s problems rather than a solution. In this 6-part DVD series, Andy Stanley addresses this tension and sets a foundation for faith that will stand up to the rigors of the real world.
Killin’ It – Pride. It shuts us in and shuts God and others out. It keeps us from saying what needs to be said and hearing what needs to be heard.
Alien: Covenant “If you’ve seen the other Alien films, there are no big scares in store. More gore, to be sure, but this movie lacks the patience required to work up a real fright. All of the actors turn in good performances, including Michael Fassbender in a double role. The film looks great and moves along to recognizable beats. It’s Hollywood product at its best.”
“Without spoiling the film, let it be said that there is a controlling force behind the aliens, a God-like entity that namechecks Lord Byron’s poem “Prometheus” (which also invokes Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus).”