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.
One of the best reads in my faith journey that guided me in identifying and responding to my call is the book If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat, authored by John Ortberg.
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!
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.
Not many know what it’s like to be raised by a United Methodist pastor. To find out, we asked some PKs (pastor’s or preacher’s kids) from across the connection to share their experience as TOs (theological offspring).
In 2016, we had 69 churches give 100% to their Conference Connectional Giving (aka Apportionments). THANK YOU! There were 11 churches in that list that went from paying less than 100% in 2015 to paying 100% in 2016 and I have marked them with an asterisk*. (Read More)
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.