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 [...]

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 [...]