Christ UMC Meal Feeds Thousands

By Brett Hetherington* Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings many people joy, comfort, and contentment. The holiday is one where family and abundance are celebrated, and it is considered by many to be the kickoff of the Christmas season. But what of the families who are not blessed with abundance, or even a filling meal [...]

Building Community with Peanut Brittle for More than 50 Years

By Brett Hetherington* When you think of the season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s a lot of different foods come to mind. Turkey, ham, side dishes too many to name, pies, cookies, and candies of all kinds. At Christ United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District) in Alliance, the candy of choice is peanut brittle – a [...]

Christmas Giving Starts Early at Greentown UMC

By Brett Hetherington* Midway through October might be too early for most people to begin thinking about Christmas, but don’t tell that to the congregation members of Greentown United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District). As a local participant in Operation Christmas Child, they think about the season all year long. Operation Christmas Child is a project [...]