Communities Come Together to Honor the Life and the Impact of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Rick Wolcott* January 15 was the 90th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. The life of the Baptist minister and civil rights activist was cut short by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, but his words and actions continue to be an inspiration for people today. “Dr. King’s teachings are more relevant [...]

Pan Methodist Family of Churches Show We Are One in the Spirit

By Rick Wolcott* Under the theme We Are One in the Spirit, clergy and laity of the Pan Methodist family came together on the first Sunday of Advent for intentional worship and fellowship as a sign of unity and racial harmony among the Methodist family in the State of Ohio and as a witness to [...]

Christ’s Healing Light Brightens Blue Christmas for Many

By Rick Wolcott* The Blue Christmas service at Chapel UMC (Western Reserve District) in Madison drew people from communities across northeast Ohio to hear the Christmas story, light a candle, sing familiar Christmas songs, and experience Emmanuel – God with us. “This is a service for people for whom Christmas might not be the happiest [...]