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 [...]

Churches Find Ways to Help Their Leaders Avoid Pandemic Burnout

By Brett Hetherington* As the world prepares to enter year three of the COVID-19 pandemic next month, we continue to discover new ways life has been altered by our global connectivity. Among those discoveries is the toll that ministry can take on the pastor of a church physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Across East Ohio [...]