The congregation of New Leaf UMC (Western Reserve District) is worshipping in its new home at the intersection of I-90 and Route 7 in Conneaut.
  • The congregation of New Leaf UMC (Western Reserve District) is worshipping in its new home at the intersection of I-90 and Route 7 in Conneaut.
  • The Power of Camp - Strongsville UMC held a Royal Family KIDS Camp to give 32 foster children a week of positive memories in a Christian environment.
  • Elementary students and their parents are ready to start the school year thanks to the 7th Annual Bucyrus UMC Back-to-School Supply Carnival.
  • Urban Mission explores new ways to communicate with the local congregations that support its ministries with the low-income population of the Ohio Valley.

Share Your Story of H.O.P.E.

To fulfill our mission as United Methodists, we must offer the hope of Jesus Christ in all aspects of life.  Discipleship Ministries uses the acronym H.O.P.E. to remind us of the core process of making disciples:

H – Hospitality
O – Offer Christ
P – Purpose
E – Engagement

How is your congregation welcoming others, leading them to commit their lives to Christ, nurturing them in the faith, and sending them into the world to serve?

How is your congregation offering HOPE?  Please e-mail your story to EOCHOPE@eocumc.com.


Sept. 3 Transformational Leadership Academy
Sept. 4-5 Invitation to the Celebration
Sept. 9 Just Save One Ohio
Sept. 11 Jazz Under The Stars
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Lay Servant Ministries

Lay Servant

Leading, Caring, Communicating – these are the three tenets of Lay Servant Ministries.

What started with John Wesley continues today.  Lay persons play a vital role across The United Methodist Church in spreading the Word of God, and being the hands and feet of His son Jesus Christ.

If you are interested in taking a more active role in sharing your faith, but you aren’t sure where to start, consider taking one or more of the Lay Servant Ministries training courses offered across the East Ohio Conference.

Learn more about Lay Servant Ministries and how you can become involved.

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

Statistical Table 2014

PLAN – To help your congregation plan for the new church year, here are the EOC Statistical Tables for 2014.  Use them to examine where your congregation is currently, and to reflect on how you arrived here.


DISCIPLE -We are called to make and mature world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ.  The East Ohio Conference Council on Ministries (CCOM) connects leaders with needed resourcing, training, consulting, and networking that support spiritual formation and congregational vitality.

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TRANSFORM – The summer months are popular for mission opportunities – that transform the lives of those participating and those hosting.  Please be sure to complete the church mission trip report upon your return.

Three 1-Day Retreats

JOIN - The Youth Leaders Network is hosting three 1-day retreats designed to lay the groundwork for a long-term, thriving youth ministry at your church.  Join us Aug. 22, 2015, Nov. 7, 2015 and Feb. 20, 2016.

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