Faith Communities Come Together to Serve God and Neighbor

By Rick Wolcott* First Serve brings together hundreds of people from different faiths and backgrounds for a day of worship, celebration, and volunteering in the city of Akron. This year’s mission outreach on Sunday, September 9 marked the eighth year of the day of service. “I think it’s a great idea that changes lives,” said [...]

Church Shares Love with Community through Free Meals and More

By Brett Hetherington* The United Methodist credo of “Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors” is one that inspires images of the church being a loving, welcoming place where anyone can come, no matter their life station or circumstances. Recently I was able to see this motto play out in a very real way. On the [...]

Love in Action: The Church Responds When Disasters Strike

By Rick Wolcott* Mission projects offer opportunities for each of us to bear lasting fruit and to live into our East Ohio Conference vision of being, making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ; being God’s agents of transformation in our communities and throughout the world; and boldly reaching new people with God’s love. The United [...]