Churches Find New Ways to Reach Families During Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* Summer has come and gone. As teachers welcome back students to largely digital classrooms, we look back at one summer tradition that children look forward to every year – Vacation Bible School. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, many churches were not able to host VBS programs in the traditional mode and made [...]

August 24, 2020

Teach • Reach • Bless 76% of Needed $1.5 Million Committed – and 23% CollectedThe East Ohio Conference has set a goal of raising and collecting $1.5 million to build and furnish a residence hall for female students on the campus of Africa University in Zimbabwe. The Teach • Reach • Bless campaign currently has [...]

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 [...]