East Ohio Team Helps to Change Lives in Rio Bravo, Mexico; Serves Children, Builds a Casita Working with Manos Juntas Mission

By Ali Woods, Katie Woods, & Rev. Tammy Kuntz* The December 2021 mission team to Manos Juntas Mission in Rio Bravo, Mexico included nine missioners from Wellington First UMC (Firelands District), Lodi UMC (Firelands District), and Seville UMC (Canal District). Our first stop was at La Casa de la Esperanza (The House of Hope) Children’s [...]

How a Cell Phone Connects a Congregation

By Brett Hetherington* Creating connection points for congregations to forge authentic ties with one another has been a monumental task the past two years as churches struggle finding ways to engage with people on Sunday mornings when some are in the sanctuary and others are viewing the service online. Like clergy across the East Ohio [...]

Kindness Opens Doors in the Community

By Rev. Allison LeBrun* Vermilion Grace United Methodist Church (Firelands District) has now participated in two Random Acts of Kindness events, and we hope for many more in the future! Our first Random Acts of Kindness was planned for Lent 2020 as part of our Lent Christian Education program. For an afternoon, we had planned [...]