Church Offers Training in How to Identify the Signs of Suicide

By Brett Hetherington* People have a hard time talking about suicide even though more than twice as many people died by suicide (47,511) in the United States in 2019 than died by homicide (19,141). Those statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that suicide was the 10th-leading cause of death in the [...]

Congregation Took a Mission Trip While Never Leaving Home

By Brett Hetherington* Willoughby United Methodist Church (Western Reserve District) has a strong commitment to global missions. The congregation has been partnering with other churches in the area since 2005 to pool resources in order to form a working ministry relationship with churches in the country of Zimbabwe. These churches have been dubbed the Zimbabwe [...]

Churches Partner with the County and the Community to Vaccinate Hundreds in Lorain

By Rick Wolcott* “I think that right now the most important thing to do is to get shots in arms and if I can be a part of that in some way I’ll be there in a heartbeat,” said Jeffrey Czatt during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Lorain on Sunday, March 7. Czatt and several [...]