Striving Toward an Anti-Racist Community One Person at a Time

By Brett Hetherington* North Olmsted United Methodist Church (North Coast District) is one of many congregations and faith communities across the East Ohio Conference answering the calls of Bishop Tracy S. Malone, the Cabinet and the Extended Cabinet to join with our brothers and sisters across The United Methodist Church in taking a Stand Against [...]

Diners and Volunteers Each Served by Drive-thru Community Meals

By Brett Hetherington* Providing a community meal has been a ministry of West Austintown First United Methodist Church (Mahoning Valley District) since 2016. There’s never a cost for the meal, just a basket inviting the 80 – 100 diners to give if they felt called – and a resounding assurance that it’s not an expectation [...]

Hollywood Comes to the East Ohio Conference; Scenes of a Newly Released Movie Were Shot at the Nehemiah Mission

By Rick Wolcott* On October 8, 2019, with a film crew setting up in its front yard and movie extras filling its worship area the Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland looked like the center of the Hollywood universe. East Ohio Conference Communications was granted access to the movie shoot as long as we agreed to not [...]