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 [...]

East Ohio Team Helps to Change Lives in Rio Bravo, Mexico; Serves Children, Builds a Casita Working with Manos Juntas Mission

By Ali Woods, Katie Woods, & Rev. Tammy Kuntz* The December 2021 mission team to Manos Juntas Mission in Rio Bravo, Mexico included nine missioners from Wellington First UMC (Firelands District), Lodi UMC (Firelands District), and Seville UMC (Canal District). Our first stop was at La Casa de la Esperanza (The House of Hope) Children’s [...]

The Great Commission in Our Neighborhoods: Churches Serving Migrant Communities of East Ohio

By Brett Hetherington* America has long been described as the land of opportunity, a melting pot where countless cultures can come together to live, share the best of what makes them unique, and create a grand tapestry of a country. Though this vision is not without its flaws and detractors, people continue to journey to [...]