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 [...]

Nehemiah Mission Opens Its Doors to People Needing Shelter

By Pastor Jim Szakacs* It’s common for the dormitories at The Nehemiah Mission in Cleveland to be a revolving door for short-term mission teams coming and going to and from neighborhoods around the mission site. But that wasn’t the case most of last year – and probably most of this year – due to the [...]

EOC Meets Teach • Reach • Bless Commitment Goal Challenge Gift to Accelerate the Collection of Funds

By Rick Wolcott* The East Ohio Conference Teach • Reach • Bless campaign to raise $1.5 million to build and furnish a residence hall for female students at Africa University is a success. One year after the public launch of the campaign on January 26, 2020 the commitment goal has been met. In supporting the [...]