Congregation Took a Mission Trip While Never Leaving Home

By Brett Hetherington* Willoughby United Methodist Church (Western Reserve District) has a strong commitment to global missions. The congregation has been partnering with other churches in the area since 2005 to pool resources in order to form a working ministry relationship with churches in the country of Zimbabwe. These churches have been dubbed the Zimbabwe [...]

Striving Toward an Anti-Racist Community One Person at a Time

By Brett Hetherington* North Olmsted United Methodist Church (North Coast District) is one of many congregations and faith communities across the East Ohio Conference answering the calls of Bishop Tracy S. Malone, the Cabinet and the Extended Cabinet to join with our brothers and sisters across The United Methodist Church in taking a Stand Against [...]

Churches Find New Ways to Reach Families During Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* Summer has come and gone. As teachers welcome back students to largely digital classrooms, we look back at one summer tradition that children look forward to every year – Vacation Bible School. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, many churches were not able to host VBS programs in the traditional mode and made [...]