Resolutions to AC 2019 Due by March 15


Resolutions are matters for consideration by the Annual Conference which are not motions for action or proper amendments to reports by Conference agencies, but which call for expression of opinion by the Annual Conference on issues of concern to the membership of the church and the general public.

Submitted Resolutions should include:

  • Resolution title. (Conf. Secretary Assigns #)
  • Funding source.
  • “Whereas” statements, giving rationale.
  • “Resolved” statements, giving stance/action.
  • Submitter’s name, cell # and e-mail address.

Resolutions are due by March 15 to Conference Secretary Cindy Patterson,, for inclusion in the Pre-Conference Workbook.



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Inclusive Church Workshop March 14

Special Needs

Who is missing from your congregation?

Studies indicate that families with children with autism are almost twice as likely to never attend church or other religious services. Children and adults with other disabilities, such as anxiety, physical/developmental delays, attention deficit disorder, and sensory challenges also do not attend.

Join us March 14 (8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) at North Canton Faith for Special Needs Across the Ages: Becoming an Accessible, Inclusive Congregation Where All Belong. The event will include a keynote address, workshops, Q&A session, resources, and lunch.

Learn more and register.

Equipping local churches to be, make, and mature disciples of Jesus Christ


EOC VISION: As our Episcopal leader, Bishop Tracy S. Malone holds out a vision and a hope that we will be bold, faithful and courageous in our Christian witness and will behold the power, the Holy Spirit’s power, that has been poured out upon us. View the bishop’s vision message.

2018 Annual Conference

FOUR AREAS OF FOCUS: Our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world centers on Four Areas of Focus: Engaging in Ministry with the Poor; Improving Global Health; Developing Principled Christian Leaders; and Creating New and Renewed Congregations.

Disaster response

APPOINTMENTS: In making appointments, Bishop Tracy S. Malone considers the gifts and evidence of God’s grace of those appointed; needs, characteristics and opportunities of congregations; and faithfulness and commitment to an open itineracy. View appointments.

Pathways to Ministry

PATHWAYS TO MINISTRY: All Christians are ministers who are called to service.  As you explore God’s call on your life, the resources on the Pathways to Ministry pages can help you discern your call to be ordained clergy or your call to the ministry of the laity.

to life-giving ministries of The United Methodist Church.

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