Rev. Néstor Nazario Appointed Mid-Ohio District Superintendent

Bishop Tracy S. Malone is appointing the Rev. Néstor Nazario to the East Ohio Conference Cabinet.  He will serve as superintendent of the Mid-Ohio District. Nazario is currently in his fourth year as pastor of Hope United Methodist Church (North Coast District), which was birthed out of the merger of Bedford UMC, Maple Heights UMC, [...]

Turn Shopping Bags into Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

By Marj Pond* About a year ago at Faith UMC in Ashland (Mid-Ohio District) we began a project that transforms recycled shopping bags into sleeping mats for homeless people.  First, the bags are folded, cut, and looped to make plarn.  Then the plarn – an abbreviation for plastic yarn – is woven into a mat.  [...]

The Importance of Doing Something

NOTE:  Bucyrus United Methodist Church (Mid-Ohio District) recently held its 8th-Annual Back-to-School Supply Carnival and Information Fair.  The carnival, sponsored by the church’s Outreach team and staffed by its volunteers and others from the community, benefitted 450 kindergarten and elementary school students in the Bucyrus, Wynford and Columbus Crawford school districts. I'm often asked by [...]