Church Service Meets in the Unlikeliest of Places

By Brett Hetherington* In May I had the pleasure of spending time with the Rev. Betsy Schenk as she and volunteers from Amboy United Methodist Church (Western Reserve District) served food to long-haul truck drivers. Schenk is also a licensed chemical dependency counselor and spends much of her time serving the patients of Glenbeigh Recovery [...]

Daring to be Davids: Akron’s Park UMC Builds a Hospital In Zimbabwe

By Rev. Pamela Buzalka* Onias Magwe mourned the passing of his father. His grief was compounded by the sad fact that his father had not received adequate medical care because it was simply not available in his town of Gweru, Zimbabwe. For in this place the nearest medical services are 30 miles away; both a [...]

Sewing Face Masks: A Labor of Love that Cares for Others

By Brett Hetherington* As Ohioans continue adapting to our new phase of life brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are reaching out to churches for assistance. One request is for masks to be donated to ministries and outreach organizations such as Flat Rock Homes & Care Centers, a health and welfare agency of [...]