Church Forges Connection with Schools through Student Meals Ministry

By Brett Hetherington* Over the past several months it has not been uncommon to hear about a school district providing meals for its students who were stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students enrolled in Ohio public school systems rely upon free and reduced-price lunch programs for meals during the school week. So, [...]

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 [...]