Nehemiah Mission Impacts the Community All Year

By Brett Hetherington* Nehemiah Mission (North Coast District) is an East Ohio Conference Advance Special that has been serving the Cleveland area since 2003. Launching out of People’s Hope UMC, the Mission served over 2,500 people in its first five years. Work crews are invited to Cleveland from across the United States, and even from [...]

Confessing our Faith Together: Living and Growing into Full Communion

For Immediate Release: November 6, 2019 For its 2019 meeting, the Lutheran-United Methodist Coordinating Committee/Joint Commission, the body charged with oversight of the full communion relationship between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The United Methodist Church (UMC), gathered in the autumnal beauty of Mohican Lodge in Ohio to pilot an ecumenical formation [...]

Ministerial Recruitment Institute Shows Teens How God Calls Them into Service

By Brett Hetherington* Every summer for 37 years the East Ohio Conference invites teens in grades seven through 12 to explore what it means to pursue a life dedicated to ministry. The Ministerial Recruitment Institute (MRI) held at Baldwin Wallace University (North Coast District) July 14-19 offered an environment conducive to allowing young people to [...]