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 [...]

Sharing God’s Love By Sharing Food

By Brett Hetherington* “If there are people in your community who do not have food, or enough food, this is what churches exist for, to be a blessing to the community,” said Pastor Brett Bartels of Heart 4 the City Ministries (Canal District) in Akron. His words are not lip service given to a problem [...]