Providing School Supplies and Hope to Families in Need

By Brett Hetherington* As the season begins to change from summer to fall, the Bucyrus United Methodist Church (Mid-Ohio District) hosts a Back-to-School Clothing and Supplies Carnival. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the vital ministry continued this year – but it looked just a little bit different. “This was the 12th year of giving away free [...]

August 10, 2020

COVID-19 Ministry Resources Purchase KN95 Personal Protection EquipmentThe General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) recently announced a new ministry partnership with On the Go Masks. The company is offering an exclusive program for the purchase of KN95 personal protection equipment (PPE) at a reduced rate so that churches and other United Methodist entities can [...]

Church Forges Connection with Schools through Student Meals Ministry

By Brett Hetherington* Over the past several months it has not been uncommon to hear about a school district providing meals for its students who were stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students enrolled in Ohio public school systems rely upon free and reduced-price lunch programs for meals during the school week. So, [...]