After 18 months of construction, brick mason builds outdoor brick oven to add to Camp Asbury’s ministry
  • After 18 months of construction, brick mason builds outdoor brick oven to add to Camp Asbury’s ministry
  • Twenty dogs, four cats and a guinea pig came away with special blessings when the Richmond United Methodist Church (Ohio Valley District) hosted a Blessing of the Animals ceremony.
  • Bishop James King, Jr of the South Georgia Conference and Dr. Albert Mosley, President/Dean of Gammon Theological Seminary, led the Bishops' Retreat for Black Clergy.
  • Congregations throughout the East Ohio Conference celebrate ministry over the years and look to the future.

Missionaries to the Next Generation

Bishop Hopkins speaks to young adults

By Bishop John L. Hopkins

When I was young, missionaries came from faraway places to share at our church.  I have since learned that our metaphor for mission work should not be geographical but generational.

Over the past several weeks I have met with young adults across East Ohio to understand how they began to follow Jesus and how they are continuing to live and grow in their faith. 

Read Bishop Hopkins’ observations from his conversations with young adults.


Oct 22 Seminary Expo
West Ohio Conference
Oct 24 Trunk or Treat,
N. Canton Grace UMC
Oct 24-25 Clergy Retreat
Sugarcreek, OH
Oct 24-25 UMW Celebration
Senecaville, OH
Oct 25-27 Embracing Diversity
Columbus, OH
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Fall-For-All Clergy Retreat

Fall-For-All Retreat

The deadline is fast approaching to register for the Order of Elders’ Fall-for-All Clergy Retreat to be held November 10-12 at The Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek.

Dr. Kwasi Kena and Dr. Safiyah Fosua will guide participants in readings, discussions, prayers and reflection around this year’s theme, “Advent Reflections: From Despair to Hope.”

Join us to prepare your heart and mind for the coming of Advent.

Registration forms and checks, made payable to EOC UMC Fund 9702, are due by October 24. 

Download the registration flyer.

Jesus is Calling Us In to Plan, Disciple, Transform and Join


PLAN -The first Sunday of Advent is November 30.  Checking, Decking and Dashing is a new UMC Advent sermon starter, and Cokesbury offers Advent resources and an Advent Study Comparison Guide.  

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DISCIPLE - Make a difference in your community by taking your church ministries into the neighborhoods.  Just follow these Five Tips for Marketing Your Church, brought to you by United Methodist Communications.

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TRANSFORM - Experience church as a verb.  Watch this video to learn how you can support Resolution 2014-06 – A Call to Advocate for the Enforcement of the Human Trafficking Laws in Ohio. 

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JOIN - Watch the video to hear the latest Ebola information from our missionary to Sierra Leone, and join in the continuing East Ohio effort to respond to those in need in West Africa. View recent Ebola updates here.

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