Peace with Justice Walk is a Public Witness of What it Means to be the Body of Christ

By Rick Wolcott* “We who believe in freedom cannot rest. We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.” Many of the more than 200 people who participated June 7 in the 8.46-mile Peace with Justice Walk both began and ended the walk singing these words from Ella’s Song, written by Dr. Bernice Johnson [...]

AC 2020, YAC 2020, and Clergy Executive Session Postponed; Decision Coming Soon about 2020 Summer Camp

By Rick Wolcott* The health and safety of East Ohio Conference clergy and laity are paramount. Bishop Tracy S. Malone, after prayerful discernment and in consultation with the Extended Cabinet, leadership of the Board of Ministry, and the Annual Conference secretary, has made the decision to postpone Clergy Executive Session and Annual Conference 2020 until [...]

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 [...]