Creative Cabinet Leadership Model Continues the Focus on Our Shared Mission and Vision

By Brett Hetherington* “God is doing a new thing in the East Ohio Conference and in these unprecedented times, God is making a way and unfolding new ministry and leadership possibilities,” shared Bishop Tracy S. Malone in a message to East Ohio Conference clergy and laity on February 15, 2022, when announcing a new EOC [...]

Churches Spread Christmas Cheer in New and Creative Spaces

By Brett Hetherington* Throughout the month of December churches across the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church were greeted with opportunities to share the message of Christmas and God’s love with their communities. Some, like Grandview UMC (Canal District), reached beyond the church walls by taking on a never-tried-before venture while others, like [...]

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 [...]