Remembering What is Civil and Doing What is Right. Celebrating the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Rick Wolcott* “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” That quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., printed on the bulletin cover, set the tone for the commemorative celebration of King’s life that brought nearly 200 people to Calvary Baptist Church in Boardman for an [...]

Annual Conference to Relocate to Akron in 2021

By Rick Wolcott* Annual Conference will relocate in 2021 to the John S. Knight Center in Akron. A motion made and unanimously supported by Cabinet began the conversation to change the location of Annual Conference 2021 for these missional reasons: costs for members to attend Annual Conference, the travel distance to Lakeside Chautauqua, housing concerns, [...]

Turning Something Old into Something New, J.I.M.’s Place Ministry Clothes the Community

By Brett Hetherington* What can you do with a vacant car dealership? With some work, and a lot of volunteers you can convert an old building that sold and repaired cars into a place that provides a positive impact for the people of the community. That is exactly how J.I.M.’s Place came into being – [...]