East Ohio Conference Youth Changing the World One Meal at a Time

By Rick Wolcott* “Today is about bringing the community together to work as one to accomplish an amazing goal of packing 75,000 meals,” said Brady Smith, assistant community engagement manager for Rise Against Hunger. For the fourth-consecutive year, East Ohio’s Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) teamed with the international hunger relief organization to pack [...]

“Enough is enough!” Students Protest to Change Gun Control Laws

By Rick Wolcott* “Alyssa Alhadeff, student, age14 Scott Beigel, teacher, age 35 Martin Duque Anguiano, student, age 14” Outside Berea-Midpark High School, one by one the names were read of the 17 people killed during the Valentine’s Day shooting inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Berea-Midpark students joined thousands of others from [...]

A Sweet Way to Learn About Jesus

  By Rick Wolcott* A chance to walk through Peppermint Forest and along the Ice Cream Sea attracted 365 children of all ages to Vienna United Methodist Church (Mahoning Valley District) the weekend before Christmas for a chance to play a life-size version of Candy Land. Players colored their own gingerbread game piece, collected their [...]