House of the Carpenter Serves Needs and Offers Hope

By Brett Hetherington* The United Methodist Church is built on connections: connections within local congregations, connections within districts and conferences, and connections around the globe. Working together to advance the Kingdom of God here on earth is a hallmark of The UMC, and many times the Kingdom advances through meeting the physical needs of people. [...]

East Ohio Conference Clergy Partner in Mission to Serve Others

Clergy from across the East Ohio Conference joined together on Saturday, October 16 for a day of worship, fellowship, learning, and service at four mission-partner sites: Blue Rose Mission in Mansfield, Covered Bridge Mission in Jefferson, Epworth Center in Bethesda, and the Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland. Licensed local pastors, associate members, ordained and commissioned Elders [...]

Youth Group Finds a Creative Way to Raise Money for the Teach • Reach • Bless Campaign

By Brett Hetherington* When you think of school in Africa you might not associate it with squash or gourds. But the youth at Carrolton First United Methodist Church (Ohio Valley District) found a way to incorporate pumpkins into a fundraising project for the Teach • Reach • Bless campaign, and it netted them so much [...]