Fitchville UMC – A Holy Spirit Summer

The Heart of a Small Church - Part 2 By Rev. Timothy McCollum Fitchville UMC (Firelands District) is a small church on Rt. 250 about halfway between Ashland and Norwalk. Many folks have driven by it, few have stopped. This is farm county, so it can feel spread out and sparse, besides one other church [...]

Church Offers Help and Hope in Fight Against Opiate Addiction

By Rick Wolcott* The Addiction Policy Forum reports that 144 people died in the United States every day in 2016 from a drug overdose. “This is an epidemic unlike any other,” said Elaine Georgas, executive director of the Alcohol and Drug Addictions Services (ADAS) Board of Lorain County.  “If more than 52,000 Americans died last [...]

Partnership Leads to New Programs

By Marla K. Laney* Our United Methodist heritage is rooted in a deep and profound understanding of God’s grace.  This incredible grace flows from God’s great love for us. Because we want to find new ways to share God’s love, the leadership at Trinity United Methodist Church and at Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church (Firelands [...]