Annual Conference 2022
Thursday, June 9 - Saturday, June 11
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
John S. Knight Center
77 E. Mill St., Akron
Clergy Executive Session is Wed, June 8, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Clergy can register for both AC and Clergy Executive Session from the same link.
Registration closes on Friday, May 13.
- all registrations will be done online,
- each person registering must have their own unique e-mail address, and
- there will be no registrations after May 13, including no onsite registrations.
Five resolutions are being presented before the Annual Conference of East Ohio. You may read them in their entirety on the AC 2022 Webpage here.
Would you like to be involved with AC 2022 as a voting member?
The Three Rivers District is still seeking to fill a few members-at-large positions. If you are interested please contact your pastor immediately. Upon the recommendation of your local church council, your pastor should notifty the district office. Your name will be lifted for approval at the May 1 Spring District Conference.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AC 2022
E-Mail & Communications
Each clergy and lay member to AC must use a unique email (one that is not shared by anyone else at AC). If you need help creating a free e-mail address for registration, please contact Joy at the district office. All information about Annual Conference will be sent to the e-mail address used for registration.
The Agenda, Rules, and Administrative Process Committee has made the decision that voters must be physically inside the voting area at the John S. Knight Center to vote. This year for both Annual Conference and Clergy Executive Session we will use hand-held voting devices that will be distributed onsite to those who registered by Friday, May 13.
If you are sick, please stay home. Wearing a mask during Annual Conference is currently optional. Some may choose to wear a mask for their own sense of comfort or because of health conditions. Please honor and respect the decisions of your colleagues.
All sessions, services, and celebrations of Annual Conference will be livestreamed. To access the feed, click the Livestream tab of the Annual Conference 2022 website
- Thurs, June 9 @ 9:00 a.m. | Service of Commemoration and Holy Communion
- Thurs, June 9 @ 4:00 p.m. | Board of Ministry Celebration of Retirement
- Sat., June 11 @ 3:00 p.m. | Service of Commissioning and Ordination
Please visit the AC 2022 website for complete agenda and list of speakers
Annual Conference Offering
The Annual Conference 2022 offering (Fund 9214) will be collected during the afternoon business session on Thursday, June 9. This year’s offering will support:
- EOC Fund 1301 Supporting UMCOR International Relief
- Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland
- Bishop’s Discretionary Fund
A company will be on hand to take clergy photos for the 2022 EOC Clergy Directory. These photos will be used as your 'official' photo for all announcements and publications pertaining to the East Ohio Conference. Dress accordingly.
The Conference has secured blocks of rooms at several hotels at a discounted "EOC rate" for those seeking housing during Annual Conference. The hotel reservation links for the participating hotels are posted on the Annual Conference 2022 website.
For more details and future updates regarding Annual Conference 2022 visit the EOC Website HERE.