Back-to-School Community Outreach Shows God’s Love in Action

By Brett Hetherington* Crawford County is among the poorest counties in the state of Ohio. Knowing this, folks from Bucyrus United Methodist Church (Mid-Ohio District) decided they could do something to assist parents in the community defray the cost of sending their children to school each fall. They started a school-supply-give-away tradition that has lasted [...]

Kindness Opens Doors in the Community

By Rev. Allison LeBrun* Vermilion Grace United Methodist Church (Firelands District) has now participated in two Random Acts of Kindness events, and we hope for many more in the future! Our first Random Acts of Kindness was planned for Lent 2020 as part of our Lent Christian Education program. For an afternoon, we had planned [...]

Turning a Mission Trip into an Ongoing Ministry

By Brett Hetherington* Building a connection point to the community your church is a part of can often be a daunting task. The default setting for many is to invite people to come into the church building. But the leadership of Crossroads United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District) has found a different way to engage the [...]