Annual Race at the Rock goes Virtual

By Brett Hetherington* Every summer for 14 years, Flat Rock Homes, Care Center, and Community Services has hosted a fundraising event known as the Race at the Rock. Individuals, families, teams and congregations have traveled to the site of the East Ohio Conference Health & Welfare agency in the Firelands District to participate in a [...]

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 [...]