The 2017 East Ohio and West Ohio Bishops' Retreat with Black Clergy

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 3:00pm to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
Susan Thomas
Location Name: 
Salt Fork State Park
Location Address: 
14755 Cadiz Road, Lore City, Ohio 43755


This Annual Event is sponsored by the East Ohio and West Ohio Conferences. Bishop Tracy S. Malone and Bishop Gregory V. Palmer invite the clergy to share

in a time of spiritual renewal, shared learning, and fellowship at Salt Fork State Park on September 27, 28, and 29, 2017. 

This year's theme is on Clergy Well-Being and Wholeness. Your presence is important to this time of reconnection and renewal.

Event Sponsored By:: 
East and West Ohio Bishops' Retreat with Black Clergy 2017

Leftover Food Ministry

Last year at Annual Conference as Jean Sherman listened to Bishop Palmer speak, she felt moved to do something about a situation that had given her pause. As Elizabethtown UMC's lay member, she noticed that a lot of perfectly good food went to waste at the end of conference. So last year and again this year she arranged for leftover food to be collected and delivered to Victory Kitchen in Sandusky. But she didn't stop there. She went back up the following week and collected leftover food after East Ohio's conference!


Church for All People: History, Mission, and Guiding Principles

C4AP History

The United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus, OH grew out of a message of unconditional love and an atmosphere of radical hospitality. It is intentionally cross-class and multi-racial, living into its vision of building the ‘Front Porch to the Kingdom of God.’ The worship at C4AP reflects the diversity of the community, with multicultural worship music ranging from contemporary, to old hymns, to gospel, and sung in many styles and languages.


Assisting Neighbors in Indiana

Over the past two weeks our neighboring state, Indiana, has experienced the brutal impact of natural disasters resulting in severe damage in South Bend and Kokomo.  The Indiana Disaster Response Team has mobilized to connect people and communities with resources required for recovery. At this point in time, no invitations have been issued for outside volunteer teams. We ask people to practice the spiritual discipline of patience as our leaders on the ground and communities develop the capacity to host volunteers.