Churches Partner with the County and the Community to Vaccinate Hundreds in Lorain

By Rick Wolcott* “I think that right now the most important thing to do is to get shots in arms and if I can be a part of that in some way I’ll be there in a heartbeat,” said Jeffrey Czatt during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Lorain on Sunday, March 7. Czatt and several [...]

Church Stable Provides Warmth to Those in Need this Winter

By Suzanne Roath* “Let all that you do be done in love.”   –  1 Corinthians 16:14 (NRSV) The stable stood there in the snow next to the white church. An odd sight given here it was the last week of February. Most nativity scenes have long been moved to storage. Christmas was over two months [...]

Diners and Volunteers Each Served by Drive-thru Community Meals

By Brett Hetherington* Providing a community meal has been a ministry of West Austintown First United Methodist Church (Mahoning Valley District) since 2016. There’s never a cost for the meal, just a basket inviting the 80 – 100 diners to give if they felt called – and a resounding assurance that it’s not an expectation [...]