Churches Spread Christmas Cheer in New and Creative Spaces

By Brett Hetherington* Throughout the month of December churches across the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church were greeted with opportunities to share the message of Christmas and God’s love with their communities. Some, like Grandview UMC (Canal District), reached beyond the church walls by taking on a never-tried-before venture while others, like [...]

Creative Vacation Bible School Curriculum Reaches Children and Adults across the East Ohio Conference

By Brett Hetherington* This past summer the members of the two churches highlighted in this article stepped outside of their comfort zones and became the hands and feet of Jesus in their communities. The people of Grandview UMC (Canal District) in Cuyahoga Falls reached out to children in their neighborhood who had not had an [...]

Bishop Tracy S. Malone Announces New EOC Superintendency Plan

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”  - Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV) Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ! Yes! God is doing a [...]