East Ohio Church is Finding Ways to be a Blessing in Its Community

By Brett Hetherington* People tend to throw around the word “blessing” often without thinking deeply what that word means. Among the definitions given is “a thing conducive to happiness or welfare.” The people of Wellington First United Methodist Church (Firelands District) have recently been given the opportunity to truly be a blessing to many in [...]

Ground Broken on Two Continents for East Ohio Conference-Funded Residence Hall at Africa University

By Brett Hetherington* “Societies become great when old men and women plant trees under whose shade they know they will never sit.” There was wisdom to be gleaned from this paraphrase of an old Greek proverb shared by Mr. James Salley, associate vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement & president/CEO of AU Tennessee, Inc., during the [...]

Clergy Day Apart Leads to Refreshment and Renewal

By Brett Hetherington* “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” With [...]