Providing Hope for the Homeless in Northeast Ohio

By Brett Hetherington* Where would you turn if you were homeless, without any hope for improving your circumstance? This is a question that many in our cities are forced to answer, and for those who are struggling in Lake County, Project Hope for the Homeless is one very real answer. Judy Burr serves as the [...]

Remembering What is Civil and Doing What is Right. Celebrating the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Rick Wolcott* “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” That quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., printed on the bulletin cover, set the tone for the commemorative celebration of King’s life that brought nearly 200 people to Calvary Baptist Church in Boardman for an [...]

Turning Something Old into Something New, J.I.M.’s Place Ministry Clothes the Community

By Brett Hetherington* What can you do with a vacant car dealership? With some work, and a lot of volunteers you can convert an old building that sold and repaired cars into a place that provides a positive impact for the people of the community. That is exactly how J.I.M.’s Place came into being – [...]