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 [...]

Grandparent Ministry Offers Support to those in Need

By Rick Wolcott* For 100 years Ontario UMC (Mid-Ohio District) has been active in school ministry.  To celebrate the milestone, church leadership invited all 215 employees of Ontario Local Schools to an in-service day luncheon last August. In meeting with the district superintendent to plan for that lunch, the Rev. Peg Welch inquired how the [...]

Farming Experience Leaves DS with New Perspective

by Rev. Néstor Nazario* It has been a month since I have been in the Mid-Ohio District as District Superintendent. During the month of July, I have had the opportunity to worship on Sundays mornings at several of our congregations, including the privilege of singing in a choir of retired and active ministers, and filling [...]