Church Stable Provides Warmth to Those in Need this Winter

By Suzanne Roath* “Let all that you do be done in love.”   –  1 Corinthians 16:14 (NRSV) The stable stood there in the snow next to the white church. An odd sight given here it was the last week of February. Most nativity scenes have long been moved to storage. Christmas was over two months [...]

Striving Toward an Anti-Racist Community One Person at a Time

By Brett Hetherington* North Olmsted United Methodist Church (North Coast District) is one of many congregations and faith communities across the East Ohio Conference answering the calls of Bishop Tracy S. Malone, the Cabinet and the Extended Cabinet to join with our brothers and sisters across The United Methodist Church in taking a Stand Against [...]

Diners and Volunteers Each Served by Drive-thru Community Meals

By Brett Hetherington* Providing a community meal has been a ministry of West Austintown First United Methodist Church (Mahoning Valley District) since 2016. There’s never a cost for the meal, just a basket inviting the 80 – 100 diners to give if they felt called – and a resounding assurance that it’s not an expectation [...]