Church Provides Thanksgiving Meals and More

By Brett Hetherington* This year has been one where many Ohioans have been forced to examine their own limitations, in resources. Yet Faith United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District) in North Canton has found a way to share from its abundance to ensure that 160 families in the community will not go hungry this Thanksgiving. “It [...]

Church Transforms Sanctuary’s West Wall into a Prayer Wall

By Brett Hetherington* Prayer is essential to the life of any church. What is a building block in the faith walk of individuals and congregations, alike, is now part of the physical building of West Austintown First United Methodist Church (Mahoning Valley District). “We had spent over four months trying to figure out a way [...]

Church Trick-Or-Treat Alternative Brings Smiles to All

By Brett Hetherington* On a bright and beautiful Halloween Saturday Grandview United Methodist Church (Canal District) welcomed to the church’s front yard “pumpkin patch” children from its Cuyahoga Falls community. In the weeks leading up to Oct. 31, unsure whether the city would permit trick-or-treating due to social-distancing requirements put into place because of the [...]