Hurricane Matthew Continues to Impact Lives

By Rev. Ash Welch* The 10th Beatitude: “Blessed are the FLEXIBLE, for they shall BEND and NOT be Broken!” That was our motto during the Mid-Ohio District disaster relief trip to assist with the continuing recovery from Hurricane Matthew. We had to be flexible with our departure: two flat tires and a dead battery before [...]

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.  [...]