Christ’s Healing Light Brightens Blue Christmas for Many

By Rick Wolcott* The Blue Christmas service at Chapel UMC (Western Reserve District) in Madison drew people from communities across northeast Ohio to hear the Christmas story, light a candle, sing familiar Christmas songs, and experience Emmanuel – God with us. “This is a service for people for whom Christmas might not be the happiest [...]

United Methodists Release State of the Church Report 2018

United Methodist Communications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2018 Nashville: A new report from The United Methodist Church on the state of the church says that 50 years after the creation of the denomination through the merger of The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church, the church’s ministries around the world are thriving. "This 2018 [...]

Preschoolers Learn the Joy of Generosity in Action

By Jonathan Wilterdink* For many people, November starts a season of looking for ways to give back to their community. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we recognize the importance of giving both of ourselves and our time and talent. In preparation for #GivingTuesday, I was given the opportunity at Hope Ridge UMC (Western Reserve District), [...]