Providing School Supplies and Hope to Families in Need

By Brett Hetherington* As the season begins to change from summer to fall, the Bucyrus United Methodist Church (Mid-Ohio District) hosts a Back-to-School Clothing and Supplies Carnival. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the vital ministry continued this year – but it looked just a little bit different. “This was the 12th year of giving away free [...]

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 [...]