Church Opens Doors to Serve Families During Schools Shutdown

By Brett Hetherington* The COVID-19 pandemic that has caused schools in Ohio to be closed through at least the end of March has given families more than just an extended spring break for students. In the city of Cuyahoga Falls this order has placed many families in a place of limbo, wondering where many of [...]

Churches Foster Connection during time of Pandemic Isolation

By Rick Wolcott* “We are glad you are here with us during these interesting times in our nation. We are glad that we can worship together in Spirit and in truth.” With those words, the Rev. Dr. Tom Joyce began Sunday’s worship service, which was livestreamed from the empty sanctuary of Fields UMC (North Coast [...]

Church Serves as First Responder to Community Servicemen and Women

By Brett Hetherington* In the fall of 2019, Main Street United Methodist Church (Mid-Ohio District) began opening its doors to serve police officers, paramedics, firefighters and other first responders. The church wanted a way to serve men and women in the Mansfield area who routinely place their lives on the line to serve and protect [...]