A new partnership in ministry with the Lewis School and Trinity UMC has come to fruition. The congregation is excited about this unique opportunity.
  • A new partnership in ministry with the Lewis School and Trinity UMC has come to fruition. The congregation is excited about this unique opportunity.
  • "Blessing of Backpacks" remind Richmond UMC students that not only do backpacks symbolize all of the work that will be required throughout the coming year but also that God is with them.
  • Rev. Gary Jones, director of Camps & Retreat Ministries, announces staff changes to come at Camp Aldersgate.
  • On Friday, August 15 Hope UMC and Garfield Memorial Church gifted teens and adults with special needs a night they will never forget – the Heart of Rock and Roll Prom.

Human Trafficking Awareness

Annual Conference adopted Resolution 2014-06, which had been introduced by Youth Annual Conference.  The resolution is a call to advocate for the enforcement of the Human Trafficking laws in Ohio.

Conference Council on Youth Ministries has since partnered with All Pro HDTM to create a video to bring human trafficking awareness to our churches and schools. 

Please watch the video trailer and consider investing in this ministry.  You can donate through your local church to Video Fund 9108 East Ohio Human Trafficking.


Sept 14-16 Bishops' Retreat with Black Clergy
Sept 19-20 Community Organizing Conference, MTSO
Sept 19-21 Spirit Fire Retreat
Camp Wanake
Sept 19 Gospel Blue Grass Jam
Manchester UMC

Sept 20 Spiritual Care Training
Wadsworth UMC

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Connect and Reconnect

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What is your favorite reason for “retreat-ing”?  At a recent training retreat, Rev. Gary Jones, East Ohio Camps and Retreats director found that participants agreed — the strength of the retreat was the connection made with each other as well as their renewal of their daily walk with God. 

Is your church new to the idea of a retreat and need help getting started? Start with these basics …

Whether you’re a seasoned “retreat-er” or a new one, East Ohio retreat centers Aldersgate, Asbury and Wanake provide accommodations year round for small intimate settings or a large group gatherings.

Create a retreat experience to feed your soul. More about EOC Retreat Centers.

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PLAN - Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 in The United Methodist Church.  These local church resources highlight the importance and contributions of the Hispanic culture in worship.

2014 Annual Conference YouTube

DISCIPLE - Annual Conference 2014 focused on identifying disciples of Jesus Christ.  View and download the recap video for use during your lay delegate’s report to the congregation.

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TRANSFORM -Text messaging is changing the way churches pray for and communicate with members in the local community; and is saving lives in the remotest areas of the world.

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JOIN - Watch the video to learn about the deadly Ebola virus, learn how the UMC is responding to this deadly disease and join Bishop John Hopkins in praying for those impacted by it.

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