Love in Action: The Church Responds When Disasters Strike

By Rick Wolcott* Mission projects offer opportunities for each of us to bear lasting fruit and to live into our East Ohio Conference vision of being, making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ; being God’s agents of transformation in our communities and throughout the world; and boldly reaching new people with God’s love. The United [...]

Flood Response in West Lafayette

The East Ohio Conference Disaster Committee has authorized up to $2,000 from fund 9200 – Disaster Response in Ohio – to help the village of West Lafayette provide additional temporary staffing in response to needs assessment caused by flash floods this month. Mayor Stephen R. Bordenkircher, Pastor Matthew Anderson, and Pastor Dan Eggan express deep [...]

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 [...]