East Ohio Churches and Agencies Helping Ukrainian Refugees Begin New Lives in America

By Rick Wolcott* Twenty minutes. That’s all the time Olga Loiko had. One bag. That’s all she could take. In what seemed like both an eternity – and a blink of an eye – a widowed mother of two young boys had to make impossible decisions. When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Loiko and [...]

Fire Destroys a Church’s 142-Year-Old Sanctuary but Not the Spirit or the Mission of the Congregation

Editor’s Note: this article has been updated from its original version to include new information about the time of the lightning strike and to correct the number of years Rev. Quillen has been in ministry. By Rick Wolcott* On the morning of Friday, May 20, Mary Hughes drove past the parking lot of Grace United [...]

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 [...]