Polar Vortex Creates an Opportunity for a Church to Serve the Homeless

By Brett Hetherington* What does a church that loves look like? That is a question that the leadership of Lakewood United Methodist Church (North Coast District) is walking through with the congregation this year. In fact, the current sermon series at Lakewood UMC is entitled “Our Purpose is Love.” During the Rev. Laura Jaissle’s sermon [...]

Communities Come Together to Honor the Life and the Impact of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Rick Wolcott* January 15 was the 90th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. The life of the Baptist minister and civil rights activist was cut short by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, but his words and actions continue to be an inspiration for people today. “Dr. King’s teachings are more relevant [...]

Farmer to Farmer Ministry Changing Lives in Harrisburg, Liberia

By Pryde Bass* The East Ohio Conference Farmer-to-Farmer ministry (Advance Special EOC 9026) is now in its ninth year of changing lives in Harrisburg, Liberia. The West Africa community used to be an agricultural bread basket before the Liberia Civil War. In 2010 Farmer to Farmer was created so that farmers from the East Ohio [...]