Churches Provide a Night to Shine for People with Special Needs

By DeAnn McKillips* God works in mysterious and miraculous ways. He was front and center with every step we took in the planning and preparation for Night to Shine, a prom event for special needs people sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Over 600 churches around the world hosted this event on February 8, and [...]

Congregation Exceeds Missions Challenge, so it’s Pastor Kisses a Pig

By Rick Wolcott* In her 2017 Episcopal Address, Bishop Tracy S. Malone challenged and encouraged every East Ohio Conference church – regardless of size, location or demographic makeup – to commit to engage in at least one new, bold, courageous ministry that would share the love of Christ, expand the church’s reach beyond its four [...]

Merging of Two Denominations – a Selfless Act

The Heart of a Small Church: Part 4 Federated churches have their beginnings in the early part of the 20th century and reached their zenith in the period from around 1915-1940.  Federated churches involve forming a local church congregation that relates to two or more denominations, with members each deciding to which of the denominations they choose [...]