East Ohio MFSA

"See, I am setting a plumbline in the midst of my people" --Amos 7:8

East Ohio MFSA Mission and Key Initiatives

East Ohio MFSA Leadership

See Chapter Leadership EOH.xlsx for details

East Ohio MFSA Programs

MFSA Co-sponsoring "Resisting Racism" Program on April 28th 

Save The Date and Plan on Attending

Be Sure To Open Up The Flyer Below For Details

This program is alsbeing co-sponsored by East Ohio Methodist Federation for Social Action as well as:

Church & Society, Commission on Religion and Race, Black Methodist for Church Renewal, Commission on the Status and Role of Women, Reconciling Ministries Network, Native American Committee and Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships.

Child Care is available

 For program details see Resisting Racism Flyer.pdf

Be sure to go to the link in the flyer for additional information and the registration progress


2018 Annual Conference MFSA Luncheon and Program on June 13th 


East Ohio MFSA is proud to announce the keynote speaker will be Rev. Vicki Flippin, Co-President of the national MFSA Board of Directors.  Rev. Flippin is a pastor at St. Paul and St. Andrew, a progressive, Reconciling United Methodist Church in Manhattan. A graduate of Yale Divinity School (’08) and the University of Chicago (’05). She was named the best preacher on human rights to worship with by NYC’s Village Voice in 2016.  She is a member of her conference’s 2016 General/Jurisdictional delegation and is both a sought-after preacher and blogger.  She has close ties to both Taiwan and the American Midwest and lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. A dynamic speaker, Rev. Vicki Flippin will bring insight and offer challenges as we continue the work of living out God’s love and justice in the world.

The luncheon begins at noon with a suggested donation of $10. Following the luncheon, Rev. Vicki Flippin will speak. After the message, the 2018 Bishop James S. Thomas Leadership Award will be announced. Come and enjoy the fellowship.

For more information, contact Bill Watts 330-322-5708.




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MFSA is voice for justice-seekers in society and within The United Methodist Church. We are a voice for peace with justice in Israel and Palestine. We are a voice working against racism and white privilege. We are a voice for reproductive health and justice. We are a voice for a healthy planet. We are a voice against colonialism, militarism, and misuse of power. We are a voice of inclusion for all God’s children, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. But most importantly, we are a voice at the crossroads where these concerns for justice intersect.

Renew your support or become a new supporter of Methodist Federation for Social Action.  Use 2018 MFSA Membership_Supporter Form.docto become a member or supporter of National MFSA and our East Ohio Office!

Other Events and Opportunities

East Ohio RMN 2018 Annual Conference Joyful Parade and Open Table Service on June 13th

East Ohio RMN invites you to join the Joyful Parade at 5:45PM
once afternoon session ends on Wednesday June 13.  It leaves from Lakeside UMC – join it as you exit Hoover Auditorium on its journey to the Banquet Tent next to Lakeside Hotel for the Open Table Service featuring Rev. Vicki Flippin.

Join the East Ohio RMN’s Open Table Worship and Communion Service led by Rev. Vicki Flippin. She is Pastor of New Communities at St. Paul and St. Andrew UMC, where she works with young people and is starting new multi-racial and LGBTQ-affirming faith communities. She is a member of her New York Annual Conference's 2016 Jurisdictional/General Conference delegation and is both a sought-after preacher and a blogger for the Huffington Post. She was dropped from the series of greeters for the opening worship service at the 2016 UMC General Conference because she planned on including a welcome to LGBTQ delegates and worshippers. She chose instead to spend the morning helping serve communion at queer-safe stations in the arena. Born and baptized in Taiwan to an American missionary and a Chinese war veteran, she maintains close church and family ties to both Taipei and the American Midwest. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. 

Following the service, pizza and beverage will be available during a time of fellowship. For more info, call Bill Watts 330-322-5708.

James S Thomas Leadership Award and Nomination Form

Each year the East Ohio Methodist Federation for Social Action honors a person whose life exemplifies the vision, mission and guiding values of MFSA.  Bishop Thomas (deceased) for whom the award is named, was a guiding light for peace and justice issues in the church and in the world.  The award is presented at the MFSA luncheon during Annual Conference.  We invite our members to identify and nominate anyone who lives for the light of peace and justice as lived by Bishop James Thomas and who demonstrates a dedication to the vision, mission and guiding values of MFSA. 

See Bishop Thomas Award nomination form for 2018.doc for more details and form.

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