Join in Conversations on a Way Forward

The EOC Way Forward design team developed a process for having intentional, meaningful conference-wide conversations about our identity, purpose, and mission as a Church as we think about the challenges that our differences around human sexuality present us at this time in The United Methodist Church. 

All clergy and laity are invited, and encouraged, to participate in any of the following Conversations on a Way Forward hosted at these EOC churches:

6 p.m. - Oct. 23 @ Mentor
6 p.m. - Nov. 14 @ Canfield Western Reserve
10 a.m. - Feb. 3 @ Thoburn
2 p.m. - Feb. 4 @ Willard First
6 p.m. -Feb. 5 @ Lakewood
9 a.m. - Mar. 3 @ Church of the Lakes

Registration is required for each conversation location.  Register here.



ALL EVENTS: View the EOC Calendar
SUBMIT: Submit an Event to the Calendar

Benefits Enrollment Begins Nov. 1


The East Ohio Conference is switching to the HealthFlex benefits program in 2018.  Our conference joins 28 others across the denomination in using the health benefits plan offered by Wespath Benefits and Investments, a general agency of The United Methodist Church.

Participants select medical/pharmacy, dental, and vision plans; choose eligible dependents to cover; and can contribute to reimbursement accounts for pre-tax savings in 2018 and to save for future health needs.

The HealthFlex Benefits Election booklet and the online Alex Benefits Counselor may be used to determine whether the base plan or the optional buy-up plans best suit participants’ needs. 

Click here to view the HealthFlex Benefits workshop video and learn more about the plan and available options.

PARTICIPANTS MUST ELECT A PLAN during the enrollment period of Wednesday, November 1 to Thursday, November 16. 

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

Four Ares of Focus

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

Rule of Christ

RULE OF CHRIST: This ministry resource applies Jesus’ teachings from Matthew 18 to the life of the local church by creating a process that aids pastors and congregation in managing conflicts, disagreements, and relationships because healthy disciples make other healthy disciples, who, together, transform the world.

Disaster response

DISASTER RESPONSE: The East Ohio Conference works with United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to train responders in assisting survivors of the recent hurricanes and other natural disasters.  Learn ways that you can help others do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God.

Project Feed

PROJECT FEED: Join EOC teens, their adult leaders, and Stop Hunger Now to pack 50,000 meals for people in need at home and around the world.  Packing events are scheduled for November 11 at West Elementary School in Newcomerstown and November 12 at Wadsworth Middle School.

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