Committing to God’s Call Perspectives: Black Theologian Day 2019

By Rick Wolcott* “The Conference is committed to broadening our understandings so that we can better learn from one another,” said Director of Multicultural Vitality Will Jones of this year’s Black Theologian Day, a learning event held annually in East Ohio since 1978. “This is an opportunity for us to see from a different perspective [...]

Sharing God’s Love By Sharing Food

By Brett Hetherington* “If there are people in your community who do not have food, or enough food, this is what churches exist for, to be a blessing to the community,” said Pastor Brett Bartels of Heart 4 the City Ministries (Canal District) in Akron. His words are not lip service given to a problem [...]

October 7, 2019

Bishop’s Retreat with Black Clergy Bishop Tracy S. Malone preached the opening worship service sermon of the Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy. The theme for this year’s retreat at Mohican State Lodge was Quietly Courageous, based on Deuteronomy 31:6. Clergy from the East Ohio and West Ohio Conferences of The United Methodist Church gathered September [...]