House of the Carpenter Serves Needs and Offers Hope

By Brett Hetherington* The United Methodist Church is built on connections: connections within local congregations, connections within districts and conferences, and connections around the globe. Working together to advance the Kingdom of God here on earth is a hallmark of The UMC, and many times the Kingdom advances through meeting the physical needs of people. [...]

Perspectives: Black Theologian Day 2021 Addresses Food Insecurity as Fundamental Alienation

By Rick Wolcott* “Perspectives: Black Theologian Day gives us an opportunity to receive some learning and perspective and have conversation about matters that are sometimes unique to the Black experience or on matters and societal issues that impact Black communities and communities of color in disproportionate numbers,” Bishop Tracy S. Malone told those gathered October [...]

Youth Group Finds a Creative Way to Raise Money for the Teach • Reach • Bless Campaign

By Brett Hetherington* When you think of school in Africa you might not associate it with squash or gourds. But the youth at Carrolton First United Methodist Church (Ohio Valley District) found a way to incorporate pumpkins into a fundraising project for the Teach • Reach • Bless campaign, and it netted them so much [...]