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March 17, 2023

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” 

Spring Micro Grant Applications Being Taken

The Board of Congregational Development and the Connectional Ministries office of Strategic Ministries invite churches and charges to apply for spring micro grants. These grants are for new ministries that seek to reach those not already in the church. Whether they’re called small groups, Fresh Expressions, or ministries, sometimes they just need the seed money these grants can provide. Maximum grant amount is $2,000 – and applications for the grants must be submitted by April 3. 

Learn more and apply by April 3 on the Scholarships/Grants/Aid page of the EOC website.

For questions about Strategic Ministries opportunities, please e-mail the Rev. Beth Ortiz, Connectional Ministries office Strategic Ministries director, or visit the Strategic Ministries pages on the Conference website.

Spiritual Formation/Camps & Retreat Ministries

Take advantage of the Early Bird Savings for Summer Camp 2023!

If you register by March 15, campers will receive a limited-edition 2023 Summer Camp t-shirt that is not available in the camp store (Aldersgate, Asbury or Wanake). Plus, a $20 discount will be taken off their summer camp fee. If you register by April 15, campers will receive a limited-edition 2023 Summer Camp t-shirt that is not available in the camp store (Aldersgate, Asbury or Wanake). Find all you need to register online at www.EOCSummercamps.org or contact us for a brochure or questions at [email protected] or (330) 499-3972 ext. 108. 

Cost of Camp Stretching Your Budget? Camperships are available to ensure that all people have an opportunity to attend camp. 

Want to Become Part of our Summer Camp Staff?

The staff is a cornerstone of the ministry of East Ohio Camps. Our summer program requires a great number of staff to be successful. We are looking for outstanding Christian women and men for summer staff positions. We offer great Christian Community, excellent training, free room and board, opportunity for ministry, and growth in leadership skills. We are looking for counselors, lifeguards, program staff, food service, administration and maintenance. Go to www.EOCSummercamps.org and click on the “Staff & Volunteer” tab.

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Stephanie is at the Rockside Road office every Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and works remotely Tuesday through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. If you need to stop by the office T-Th, please make an appointment. Emails are always welcome, and voicemails returned as quickly as possible.


3/23: District Office Closed

3/28 - 30: Rev. Hitchcock at Cabinet

3/31: Local Church Audits DUE


4/3: Registration for Annual Conference opens

4/9: Easter Sunday

4/10: District Office Closed

4/18 - 4/20: Rev. Hitchcock at Cabinet

4/29: Spring District Conference (10 a.m.) at Pleasant Hills UMC


5/9 - 11: Rev. Hitchcock at Cabinet

5/12: Annual Conference Registration CLOSES

5/23 - 5/25: Rev. Hitchcock at Cabinet


6/8-10: Annual Conference at the John S. Knight Center

6/19: District Office Closed in Observation of Juneteenth

6/21: Clergy Move-out Day

6/22: Clergy Move-in Day


Church audits for the 2022 fiscal year are due to the District Office by March 31. Stephanie needs to retain a copy of your audit, and then she will send it on to the Conference office. Please email to [email protected]


If any church has a change in local lay member to Annual Conference, the pastor must contact Stephanie via email to let her know who can no longer fill the role, and who is being named to represent the church in their place. If a local lay member alerts Stephanie to their inability to attend Annual Conference, they must also let their pastor know so that the pastor may appoint someone in their place.


Good Shepherd UMC

5930 State Rd., Parma OH 44134

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Avon UMC: PT Contemporary Worship Leader

Avon UMC is looking for a part-time person to guide our Contemporary service in worship. If you are interested in the position, please email [email protected] to receive a full job description. More information can also be found on the Avon UMC website HERE.

Cleveland Mount Pleasant UMC: Musician

A pianist is needed at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. They must be familiar with The United Methodist Hymnal and The Songs of Zion Songbook. The musician will direct and maintain the Adult and Children's Choirs. They should be prepared to play Sundays, special holidays, and funerals. If interested, send resume and request an application:

Mt. Pleasant UM Church, 3232 East 128th Street at Abell, Cleveland, Ohio 44120,

ATTN: Sandra Green.

Cleveland Mount Pleasant: PT Administrative Assistant/Secretary

We have an opening for a part-time Administrative Assistant/Secretary. They will be responsible for preparation and printing of the church bulletin, newsletter printout, and stuffing envelopes.They should have a knowledge of bulletin fonts and make social media posts. If interested, please send resume and request an application to:

Mt. Pleasant UM Church, 3232 East 128th Street at Abell Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44120

ATTN: Sandra Green

Rocky River UMC: Children's Choir Director

Rocky River United Methodist Church is seeking a highly qualified, energetic Children’s Choir Director. RRUMC has a long-standing tradition of high-quality music, with a chancel choir two handbell choirs, a praise team and a children’s choir. The position is part time, approximately 4-10 hours per month plus 20 hours for the week of Vacation Bible School (June 19-23, 2023).
For a full job description and how to apply, please see THIS document, or go to the RRUMC website.

Interested in what is going on throughout the East Ohio Conference? Check out all the news, events, and more at: eocumcnews.com
Submit your request for publication of an event, job ad, or need to Stephanie at [email protected] by Wednesday at 12 noon to run in the Friday NCD News. Please be aware that the less words the better! Grab attention with basic W facts (who, what, when, where, why), and if possible, provide a link to more information online. Flyers are not always easily readable in this format.

The North Coast District of The United Methodist Church

4700 Rockside Rd., Suite 300

Independence OH 44131

(216) 441-4527 • [email protected]


Stephanie is in the office on Mondays from 9 - 4 p.m.

Staff working remotely: Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(If you need to stop by the office, please make an appointment with Stephanie.)