Daring to be Davids: Akron’s Park UMC Builds a Hospital In Zimbabwe

By Rev. Pamela Buzalka* Onias Magwe mourned the passing of his father. His grief was compounded by the sad fact that his father had not received adequate medical care because it was simply not available in his town of Gweru, Zimbabwe. For in this place the nearest medical services are 30 miles away; both a [...]

Family Dinners Serve as the Cornerstone for One Church’s Online Ministries

By Brett Hetherington* During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, churches have been tasked with finding new and different ways to remain connected with one another. For many churches in the East Ohio Conference this has involved some form of online streaming of Sunday morning services. Some churches have opened their online doors a tad further and [...]

Church Celebrates Graduating Seniors in a Unique New Way

By Brett Hetherington* The end of a high school student’s senior year brings with it many feelings. There is the excitement of having completed 13 years of primary education; the sorrow of knowing that you will no longer see your friends every day; and the apprehension of the known and the unknown challenges that await [...]