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 [...]

Churches Partner to Build Homes, Connections, and Community

By Brett Hetherington* Beyond the University of Mount of Union campus and the streets of downtown Alliance a new ministry thriving in the rural Alliance/Beloit community of Ohio is connecting churches, families, and Habitat for Humanity. Every-other year since 2011 churches in and around Alliance have been partnering to build houses for families in need. [...]

Back-to-School Community Outreach Shows God’s Love in Action

By Brett Hetherington* Crawford County is among the poorest counties in the state of Ohio. Knowing this, folks from Bucyrus United Methodist Church (Mid-Ohio District) decided they could do something to assist parents in the community defray the cost of sending their children to school each fall. They started a school-supply-give-away tradition that has lasted [...]