United Methodists across the country are praying for those impacted by Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, and other natural disasters. While conferences follow protocol and wait for invitations to send early response teams to affected areas, here are several ways that you can be of assistance today:
The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination, and possible revision, of every paragraph of The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality, and explore options to maintain and strengthen the unity of the church.
Our East Ohio Conference Conversations on a Way Forward will be:
Oct. 23, 2017, 6-9 pm - Mentor UMC
Nov. 14, 2017, 6-9 pm - Western Reserve UMC
Feb. 3, 2018, 10 am-1 pm - Thoburn UMC
Feb. 4, 2018, 2-5 pm - Willard First UMC
Feb. 5, 2018, 6-9 pm - Lakewood UMC
Mar. 3, 2018, 9 am-12 pm - Church of the Lakes UMC
ENGAGING IN MINISTRY WITH THE POOR – The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland is just one example of how the East Ohio Conference is in ministry with the poor and the marginalized. United Methodists believe working side-by-side with those in need is better than top-down charity. Learn more.
IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH – East Ohio teens created Project Feed, at which they packed 50,000 nutritious meals for those in need around the world. The United Methodist Church has become a key player in fighting diseases and promoting initiatives that improve the well-being of others. Learn more.
DEVELOPING PRINCIPLED CHRISTIAN LEADERS – The church needs leaders rooted in Jesus Christ who have a vision for changing the world. The Candidacy Summit is one of many forums in the East Ohio Conference for clergy and laity to explore and nurture their leadership skills. Learn more.
CREATING NEW AND RENEWED CONGREGATIONS – The Twice Blessed Free Store is reimagining what it means to be the church. United Methodists are modeling new ways of being in ministry with others, revitalizing faith communities, and planting new congregations to reach people for Jesus Christ. Learn more.
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