2017 Annual Conference

The June 12-15 session of Annual Conference will return to Lakeside Chautauqua with a new quadrennial theme, Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected

Using John 15:1-17 (CEB) as our guiding scripture passage, we will explore what it means to be called and equipped as followers of Jesus Christ, highlight the joy of making a commitment to take up residence in God’s love, and to extend that love to others, and underscore the importance of being connected to God and to our neighbors if we are to bear fruit by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 

Bishop Tracy S. Malone will give the message during the Service of Commemoration and Holy Communion, and the Service of Commissioning and Ordination.  Bishop Michael McKee of the North Texas Conference will be our guest speaker for each of the morning worship services.

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Youth Annual Conference is a weekend leadership development opportunity for 6-12 (recent grads) grade United Methodist teens. There are unique worship opportunities with keynote speaker, Bishop Tracy S. Malone. You will find break-out groups that are designed to allow the students to take topics deeper with their peers and an adult leader. Youth groups are given devotions to discuss together in the evenings. There's also plenty of fellowship and free time for activities around beautiful Lakeside.

Come be a part of this growing event that is designed by teenagers to reach out to teenagers who desire to grow in their relationship with God and their youth group while understanding what it means to be a leader in our connectional United Methodist movement.

Registration which includes the official Yac t-shirt is open until May 25. Register Now!

Four Areas of Focus of The United Methodist Church


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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