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 [...]

Collaborative Ministry in Southern Hills Feeds the Forgotten

By Brett Hetherington* It is not uncommon to find a United Methodist church that excels at offering meals as a ministry, especially during the last 18 months. But in the southern hills of the East Ohio Conference there is a gem of a tucked-away community whose people saw the need for a ministry that offers [...]