Committing to God’s Call Perspectives: Black Theologian Day 2019

By Rick Wolcott* “The Conference is committed to broadening our understandings so that we can better learn from one another,” said Director of Multicultural Vitality Will Jones of this year’s Black Theologian Day, a learning event held annually in East Ohio since 1978. “This is an opportunity for us to see from a different perspective [...]

Hope UMC Kicks Off Tailgate Church

By Rev. Andrew Scott* At its outset we knew that tailgate church was an uphill concept. The prospect of taking church into the Cleveland Muni Lot before a home Cleveland Browns game when fans are gathered to engage in a time of revelry and celebration, is one to cause any person apprehension and this was [...]

Remembrance, Repentance and Restoration: Denomination Returns Entrusted Land to the Wyandot/te Nation

Becca Roller stood proudly on the corner of Fourth Street and Walker Street. Smiling, with tears streaming down her cheeks, she clapped as the procession of hundreds made its way from John Stewart United Methodist Church to the Mission Church and cemetery one-mile away. “I think that today was a long time coming,” she told [...]