Churches Foster Connection during time of Pandemic Isolation

By Rick Wolcott* “We are glad you are here with us during these interesting times in our nation. We are glad that we can worship together in Spirit and in truth.” With those words, the Rev. Dr. Tom Joyce began Sunday’s worship service, which was livestreamed from the empty sanctuary of Fields UMC (North Coast [...]

Remembrance, Repentance and Restoration: Denomination Returns Entrusted Land to the Wyandot/te Nation

Becca Roller stood proudly on the corner of Fourth Street and Walker Street. Smiling, with tears streaming down her cheeks, she clapped as the procession of hundreds made its way from John Stewart United Methodist Church to the Mission Church and cemetery one-mile away. “I think that today was a long time coming,” she told [...]

Church Funds Agency Staff Room to Care for the Caregivers

By Rick Wolcott* Tiffin Faith United Methodist Church (Firelands District) has been a faith partner of Flat Rock Homes, Care Center, and Community Services since the agency’s beginning in 1866. Their most-recent collaboration, a dedicated break room on campus for Flat Rock’s direct support professionals, cares for the caregivers and honors the late Rev. Dr. [...]