Canton for All People: Transforming the City One Block at a Time

By Brett Hetherington* “Street by street, block by block. It is not simplistic, but it is simple,” says the Rev. Don Ackerman of how Canton for All People is effecting change among the chaos and brokenness of Canton, Ohio neighborhoods. Canton for All People is a community development corporation formed by Crossroads United Methodist Church [...]

Project Feed Packs Thousands of Meals for Those in Need Worldwide

By Brett Hetherington* Project Feed, a meal-packing partnership of East Ohio Conference Young People’s Ministries and Rise Against Hunger, made a triumphant return after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sunday afternoon event gathered teens and their adult leaders from across the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church to pack [...]

Perspectives: Black Theologian Day 2022; Reaching Across the Racial Divide

By Will Fenton-Jones* It all started with an email: “Dear Betty Kilby Fisher, my name is Phoebe Kilby.” Then a response: “Hello Cousin.” During Perspectives: Black Theologian Day 2022, participants heard the story of Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby, authors of the book, Cousins: Connected through Slavery, A Black Woman and a White Woman [...]