Faith Kitchen Connects Communities and Congregations through Food and Prayer

By Rick Wolcott* “This helps. If it wasn’t for them giving out food, I probably wouldn’t have anything.” Tammy Klingenberger’s words were echoed by many of the other 148 individuals who drove through the parking lot of Crystal Park UMC (Tuscarawas District) in just two hours on March 28 picking up groceries for the coming [...]

UMW Builds Community within the Church to Benefit Communities Beyond its Walls

By Brett Hetherington* Groups build community in different ways. Some create bonds through game nights or playing sports, while others come together for food or social outings. The United Methodist Women unit of Church of the Saviour (North Coast District) in Cleveland Heights recently spent a day giving of their time to create various goods [...]

Creatively Ministering to All During the Current COVID-19 Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* East Ohio Conference congregations and faith communities are changing the ways that they are in ministry to others because of restrictions put in place to thwart the spread of the coronavirus. Needing to reach a population increasingly living in isolation, church leaders have moved on from what was and have prioritized what [...]