“As we prepare for the 2019 Special Session of General Conference, I am fully aware that many of you are anxious. I recognize that there is a level of uncertainty about what The United Methodist Church might look like in the future,” Bishop Tracy S. Malone shares the above video message.
The bishop states that a leading cause of the anxiety is “the passion, the love, and the hope that we all have for this beloved United Methodist Church,” before stating that “none of us have all the answers.”
“We need to trust in God’s grace and God’s wisdom. Not our will, but God’s will be done. The day after the Special Session of General Conference the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world will still be yet alive. We must stay focused on the mission.”
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The Order of Deacons and Bishop Tracy S. Malone invite and encourage the pastors, congregations, and faith communities of the East Ohio Conference to participate in our inaugural Migration Sunday on January 6, 2019 by preaching and teaching that day about the social justice issue of migration.
“I celebrate the Order of Deacon’s commitment to provide leadership and to collaborate with others in planning a Migration Sunday to provide an opportunity to pray about the global migration crisis and to encourage pastors and congregations to discern ways to be in ministry with migrant communities,” Malone said.
Migration Sunday is a collaborative effort between the Order of Deacons, the office of Multicultural Vitality, the Board of Church and Society, and young clergy of the North Coast District.
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.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018 Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called explored what it means to be called and equipped as followers of Jesus Christ. Worship services were guided by John 15:13-17 (CEB) while business sessions reinforced our EOC vision. Annual Conference 2018 website
SPECIAL GENERAL CONFERENCE: Delegates will meet February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri for a special session of General Conference. The purpose of the special session is to act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward and recommendations from the Council of Bishops.
PATHWAYS TO MINISTRY: All Christians are ministers called to service. As you explore God’s call on your life, the resources on the Pathways to Ministry pages can help you discern your call to be ordained clergy or your call to the ministry of the laity.
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