Faith Kitchen Connects Communities and Congregations through Food and Prayer

By Rick Wolcott* “This helps. If it wasn’t for them giving out food, I probably wouldn’t have anything.” Tammy Klingenberger’s words were echoed by many of the other 148 individuals who drove through the parking lot of Crystal Park UMC (Tuscarawas District) in just two hours on March 28 picking up groceries for the coming [...]

Urban Mission Ministering to More Families during Worldwide Health Crisis

By Rev. Ashley Steele* When the coronavirus was first detected in the United States, the Urban Mission (Ohio Valley District) in Steubenville began preparing for various scenarios at our ministry sites. Knowing that our food pantry, Unity Kitchen, and homeless shelters would be the most susceptible to an outbreak, due to the large number of [...]

UMW Builds Community within the Church to Benefit Communities Beyond its Walls

By Brett Hetherington* Groups build community in different ways. Some create bonds through game nights or playing sports, while others come together for food or social outings. The United Methodist Women unit of Church of the Saviour (North Coast District) in Cleveland Heights recently spent a day giving of their time to create various goods [...]