Monday, January 7, 2013

Bishop John G. Innis and Irene Innis coming to East Ohio!

We have an exciting opportunity in East Ohio.  We will be hosting Bishop John G. and Mother Irene Innis for a week in East Ohio.  

Save the Date Saturday, May 25, 2013
At Grace UMC in North Canton
Welcome Bishop Innis to the East Ohio 

The evening will be filled with special guests, food, African entertainment, time to celebrate relationships, and moments of storytelling.  This will be an evening that everyone will remember.  We will be celebrating the relationship between East Ohio and Harrisburg, Camphor Mission Station, and the Ganta Mission Station in Liberia.

We have hopes that guests will help to raise funds for a vehicle at Camphor Mission.  Camphor Mission is the childhood home and alma mater of Bishop Innis.  Bishop Innis has been hoping to meet this need for many years now.  The Camphor road has been improved and the time is right for us to meet this need.  The goal is to raise $10,000 that evening.  You will hear more details about this in March.

Bishop Innis and Mother Irene's schedule while they are in East Ohio.
Saturday, May 25 Welcome Celebration hosted at Grace UMC and Pedaling Parsons

Sunday, May 26 Preaching at Solon UMC hosted by Rev. Scott Low with lunch to follow with commissioning of the Youth and Young Adult UMVIM traveling to Camphor Mission in June.

Sunday, May 26 evening at Garfield UMC

Sunday, June 2 Preaching at Mt. Vernon Gay Street UMC hosted by Mary Blencowe

All other dates are available for speaking engagements, informal gatherings, etc.  Please contact Kathy Dickriede ( if you would like to arrange a time with the Innis'.  We are looking to fill their schedule!

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