East Ohio Church Joins Mission to Vaccinate the Globe

By Brett Hetherington* First United Methodist Church of Boise, Idaho, and Church of the Saviour UMC of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, are separated by 2,030 miles but through the connection of The United Methodist Church they are working side-by-side to combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Near the end of 2021, First UMC launched an initiative to [...]

The Great Commission in Our Neighborhoods: Churches Serving Migrant Communities of East Ohio

By Brett Hetherington* America has long been described as the land of opportunity, a melting pot where countless cultures can come together to live, share the best of what makes them unique, and create a grand tapestry of a country. Though this vision is not without its flaws and detractors, people continue to journey to [...]

House of the Carpenter Serves Needs and Offers Hope

By Brett Hetherington* The United Methodist Church is built on connections: connections within local congregations, connections within districts and conferences, and connections around the globe. Working together to advance the Kingdom of God here on earth is a hallmark of The UMC, and many times the Kingdom advances through meeting the physical needs of people. [...]