Perspectives: Caring for God’s Creation Event Challenges Clergy and Laity to Learn and to Take Action

By Brett Hetherington* “The adverse impacts of global climate change disproportionately affect individuals and nations least responsible for the emissions. We therefore support efforts of all governments to require mandatory reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and call on individuals, congregations, businesses, industries, and communities to reduce their emissions.” (“The Social Principles,” ¶160.D The Book of [...]

Southern Hills District Churches Model Being God’s Agents of Transformation Around the World

By Linda Morrow* Across the generations, across the miles, across the district. What can happen when people reach out in the name of Jesus to feed others? In late February 2023, nine rural and small-community United Methodist churches in the Southern Hills District found out. These congregations coordinated efforts and built community to raise funds [...]

Churches Partner Together to Feed Thousands

By Brett Hetherington* Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend four East Ohio Conference churches partnered with Midwest Mission to pack meals that will feed 21,000 people in need. On Saturday, March 18, clergy and laity from Medina United Methodist Church (Canal District) assembled 2,000 meals and the next day clergy and laity from three North Coast [...]