Fresh Bread: Reaching Beyond the Walls of the Church One Meal at a Time

By Brett Hetherington* Hosting a ministry around a meal is commonplace within The United Methodist Church, creating an opportunity to connect with others around a shared experience within fellowship halls, gymnasiums, and kitchens. However, a fresh expression of being the church is growing in the Firelands District because the people of Lakeside Chautauqua asked the [...]

July 25, 2022

Strategic Ministries UM Appalachian Ministry Network 50th Anniversary Assembly – Oct. 5-7All are invited to the UM Appalachian Ministry Network (UMAMN) 50th Anniversary Assembly “Building a Beloved Community.” Celebrate, worship, and learn about ministries that have been working to eradicate poverty in Appalachia for the past 50 years. The Assembly is October 5-7, in Wheeling [...]

UMC Berea Partners with Help Build Hope and Habitat for Humanity to Provide a Home for a Family of Five

By Rick Wolcott* To download the above video: 1) click the share button in the upper right corner of the video window, 2) click the Vimeo link, and 3) click the download button on the Vimeo page. Volunteers with hearts for helping others needed less than 10 hours over two days to turn piles [...]