Sharing God’s Love By Sharing Food

By Brett Hetherington* “If there are people in your community who do not have food, or enough food, this is what churches exist for, to be a blessing to the community,” said Pastor Brett Bartels of Heart 4 the City Ministries (Canal District) in Akron. His words are not lip service given to a problem [...]

Church Funds Agency Staff Room to Care for the Caregivers

By Rick Wolcott* Tiffin Faith United Methodist Church (Firelands District) has been a faith partner of Flat Rock Homes, Care Center, and Community Services since the agency’s beginning in 1866. Their most-recent collaboration, a dedicated break room on campus for Flat Rock’s direct support professionals, cares for the caregivers and honors the late Rev. Dr. [...]

Faith Communities Come Together to Serve God and Neighbor

By Rick Wolcott* First Serve brings together hundreds of people from different faiths and backgrounds for a day of worship, celebration, and volunteering in the city of Akron. This year’s mission outreach on Sunday, September 9 marked the eighth year of the day of service. “I think it’s a great idea that changes lives,” said [...]