Church Opens Doors to Serve Families During Schools Shutdown

By Brett Hetherington* The COVID-19 pandemic that has caused schools in Ohio to be closed through at least the end of March has given families more than just an extended spring break for students. In the city of Cuyahoga Falls this order has placed many families in a place of limbo, wondering where many of [...]

Churches Foster Connection during time of Pandemic Isolation

By Rick Wolcott* “We are glad you are here with us during these interesting times in our nation. We are glad that we can worship together in Spirit and in truth.” With those words, the Rev. Dr. Tom Joyce began Sunday’s worship service, which was livestreamed from the empty sanctuary of Fields UMC (North Coast [...]

Feeding the World Together: Teens and Adults Pack 100,000 Meals in Two Days

By Brett Hetherington* For the past five years the East Ohio Conference Young People's Ministries has sponsored Project Feed, an event where teens and youth leaders, pastors, parents and other volunteers gather to assemble simple meals that are distributed to third-world countries across the globe. This year there were Project Feed events held in two [...]