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 [...]

Blanket Exercise Raises Awareness of Painful Native American History

By Brett Hetherington* There is an old adage that states: “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Over the years this adage has proven to be true in America, especially when it comes to how minority groups are treated. Firestone Park United Methodist Church (Canal District) hosted the KAIROS Blanket [...]

Mission Focused Smithville UMC – they just never stop doing for others.

The Heart of a Small Church - Part 1 By Sue Zakovec* During the summer months, whether large, small, rural or urban … churches seem to take on a new life, full of enthusiasm and energy. As members throw open their doors with a renewed commitment to community and mission, ice cream socials, carnivals, fairs, Vacation [...]