Welcome to East Ohio Annual Conference 2018

We will explore what it means to be called and equipped as followers of Jesus Christ when we gather June 11-14 at Lakeside Chautauqua for Annual Conference 2018. The 49th session of Annual Conference will be the second year of our quadrennial theme Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected.

CALLED: The words of John 15:13-17 (CEB), the concluding verses of our quadrennial Scripture passage, John 15:1-17, will guide our worship services.  Rev. Kimberly Arbaugh (Ohio Valley District), the Rev. Chip Freed (North Coast District), and the Rev. Becky Weamer (Mid-Ohio District) are the morning preachers.

Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Daniels, Jr. of the Baltimore-Washington Conference is the keynote speaker for our Shared Learning Session on Thursday morning.  Business sessions will reinforce our East Ohio Conference ministry vision to equip and support pastors, congregations and faith communities to grow in their capacity to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Annual Conference Schedule - Hoover Auditorium

Sunday, June 10

6:45 p.m.  Prayer and Praise Service, Orchestra Hall

Monday, June 11

10:00 a.m. Service of Commemoration and Holy Communion
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Business Session
5:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Celebration of Retirement

Tuesday, June 12

8:00 a.m. Worship
9:15 a.m. Business Session
Noon Lunch
2:00 p.m.  Business Session
5:00 p.m.  Dinner
6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.  Ministry Fair, Connecting Through Mission and Conversation, Wesley Lodge

Wednesday, June 13

8:00 a.m.  Worship
9:15 a.m.  Business Session
Noon  Lunch
2:00 p.m.  Business Session
4:30 p.m.  Service of Commissioning and Ordination

Thursday, June 14

8:00 a.m.  Worship
8:45 a.m.  Business Session
9:30 a.m.  Shared Learning Session led by Rev. Dr. Joseph Daniels, Jr.
Noon  Adjourn