Christmas Giving Starts Early at Greentown UMC

By Brett Hetherington* Midway through October might be too early for most people to begin thinking about Christmas, but don’t tell that to the congregation members of Greentown United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District). As a local participant in Operation Christmas Child, they think about the season all year long. Operation Christmas Child is a project [...]

Sharing God’s Love By Sharing Food

By Brett Hetherington* “If there are people in your community who do not have food, or enough food, this is what churches exist for, to be a blessing to the community,” said Pastor Brett Bartels of Heart 4 the City Ministries (Canal District) in Akron. His words are not lip service given to a problem [...]

Church Funds Agency Staff Room to Care for the Caregivers

By Rick Wolcott* Tiffin Faith United Methodist Church (Firelands District) has been a faith partner of Flat Rock Homes, Care Center, and Community Services since the agency’s beginning in 1866. Their most-recent collaboration, a dedicated break room on campus for Flat Rock’s direct support professionals, cares for the caregivers and honors the late Rev. Dr. [...]