Annual Conference 2018

2018 Annual Conference

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. 

Click on the Annual Conference 2018 website to:

  • view and download the AC 2018 recap video,
  • read the Annual Conference 2018 summary,
  • read business session and worship service recaps,
  • view photo galleries, and
  • learn the voting results of the 2018 resolutions.

Visit the EOC YouTube page to:

  • view the Episcopal Address
  • view each worship service
  • view the daily business sessions



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

Bishops Amend Call for Special Session


The Council of Bishops (COB) has amended its call for the Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, in response to Judicial Council Decision 1360.

The amended call issued by COB President Kenneth H. Carter notes that, “The purpose of this Special Session of the General Conference shall be limited to receiving and acting upon a report from the Commission on a Way Forward and recommendations of the Council of the Bishops.”

To help the Church prepare for the Special Session of General Conference, the Commission on a Way Forward released on its Facebook and YouTube pages 10 videos about the Commission’s work.

Read the COB release in its entirety.

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

Four Areas 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.

50 Years UMC

The UMC TURNS 50: The Uniting Conference on April 23, 1968 joined together the Methodist Church and the Evangelical Brethren Church to form The United Methodist Church.  View and download the latest resources to help your congregation celebrate the 50th anniversary of The United Methodist Church.

Disaster response

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.

YAC 18

YOUTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE (YAC):  Teens from across Ohio gathered at Lakeside Chautauqua June 8-10 for YAC ’18.  Ephesians 4:3-6 was the guiding verse for this year’s theme We Are One. Learn more about YAC ’18

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