Tuscarawas Connexions

District Office Closed on Fridays through Labor Day

Reminder ~ The District office will be closed on Fridays through Labor Day.

District News

Consultation & Charge Conference Season

Charge Conference season is quickly approaching! The 2022 Charge Conference and Consultation forms are now live on the Conference website.

Consultations will begin in August and will be scheduled on a regional area with DS Cara Stultz Costello meeting with clergy during the day and the church(es) in the evening.

For churches in a multi-church appointment - only 1 Clergy Assessment form needs to be submitted. The SPR committees of each church are encouraged to work together to complete the assessment.

For Charge Conference - held on Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Union Ave UMC: Please complete this form for EACH person in a leadership role.

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The District Office is working primarily remotely. If you have something to drop off, there is a mailbox outside of Megan's door in the Conference Office. Mail is checked on a regular basis.

Cara's Weekly Calendar

Cara will be on vacation July 25 through August 9 (DS Nestor Nazario & DS Laura White will be covering in case of emergency)

East Ohio Conference News & Trainings

Early Response Training (ERT)

The Disaster Response Committee will host an UMCOR ERT training on Sept 17 at Epworth Center.

Register Here!

Wespath FAQ

Wespath, the benefits and pension partner of the UMC, continues to focus on continuity of benefits for those who serve and the impact of disaffiliations on pensions, benefits and liabilities funding. FAQs are updated periodically.

Link to Wespath FAQ

East Ohio Conference E-News
Find the information about what is happening throughout the East Ohio Conference through the biweekly newsletter. From appointments to mission opportunities to events....

See the latest E-News from HERE.
Around East Ohio & the Tuscarawas District

Strategic Ministries

New Online Learning Platform

We are excited to share with you about another tool that your Connectional Ministries Office now has to help resource you and your church as we invite all to join our online learning platform! Designed for both lay and clergy this is a way to have learning happen on your own schedule. There are already many courses available from other conferences that we are in partnership with and in coming months we will be adding more and more of our own content. 

Registration is at: https://eocumc.myabsorb.com/?KeyName=EO%20Sign%20UP

We just launched our Charge Conference course. This course would be particularly helpful to new clergy or lay who have not dealt with the paperwork before. The chapters can be done in any order so they can just engage with the parts that they want. https://eocumc.myabsorb.com/#/online-courses/62d66c8a-512d-4b47-8587-349480a00f86

Among the courses, make sure to check out Rule of Christ. This resource helps learners to explore how to manage conflict in their church. While churches with new pastoral appointments should make sure to review this class, it can bring value to every faith community. https://eocumc.myabsorb.com/#/online-courses/8ba13648-889e-411c-857d-099495709b69

Rule of Christ Trainer Training - If you are interested in becoming a trainer for Rule of Christ please register here.

EOC Young People's Ministries

There are two events coming up for Young People's Ministries:

  1. Young Adult Retreat: Friday October 14-16 @ Lakeside
  2. Project Feed Service Project: Sunday, November 13 2:00 p.m. @ Wadsworth Middle School 

Watch for more information soon!

Positions Available

Aldersgate UMC is seeking an Administrative Assistant/Church Secretary to support the administrative branch of the church. The Administrative Assistant must be pleasant, discreet, tactful and capable of honoring confidential communications. This person must have a general knowledge of all office equipment including church related data bases, as well as a willingness to learn new systems and techniques. He/she must have excellent communication skills. He/she must maintain confidentiality in communication. Please click here for the full job description.


This is a part-time job with hours based on the needs of the church. No benefits are provided. Wages will be discussed at the time of the interview. If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume to:


Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Attention: Susan Feller

11394 Edison Street

Alliance, Ohio 44601

Urgent Need – Faith Friends Learning Center, a ministry of North Canton Faith United Methodist, is in need of one Preschool Lead Teacher, Monday – Friday from 8:45am – 5:45pm. There are also several part-time staff who are needed Monday – Friday in the afternoons until 6pm. Click Here for job descriptions and contact information.

Simpson UMC in Canton is actively seeking an Organist. Please contact Simpson via email.
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Fairhope UMC has a free Black Toner Print Cartridge MP6054, for a Ricoh MP 4054 Copy Machine. Please email Fairhope for more information.
Gnadenhutten UMC has Group VBS Curriculum "Treasured" that could go to a church looking for a VBS program (or other Christian ministry programming) We have CD's, Elementary workbooks, craft supplies and large Bible buddy character decorations that could be used. (Extras from last summer. Supplies could cover about 10-15 children - so even a Sunday School or after school program could benefit.) Please contact Melanie Glazer by email if interested.

Simpson UMC in Canton has several Baseball fields to rent. Contact Simpson by email if interested.

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Phone: (330) 499-3972 ext. 106