MMDC Christmas Collection Changes Lives

By Rev. Kathy Dickriede* “Ramon is moments away from Sandusky, currently, where he will pick-up collection items and drop-off 10 laptops to Tammy Kuntz, who will deliver them to Mexico,” said Midwest Mission Distribution Center Executive Director Chantel Corrie during December’s East Ohio Conference collection drive. Sandusky was just one of many stops that Ramon [...]

Churches Partner with Community for an Unforgettable Christmas Giveaway

By Rick Wolcott* Bright sunshine and 50-degree weather greeted dozens of volunteers in Canton on December 11 as they transformed the Edward Peel Coleman Center parking lot into the “Unforgettable Christmas” store. “Today we’re celebrating Christmas, Kwanza, and Hannukah for anyone and everyone who is looking to celebrate the holidays,” said Canton Mayor Tom Bernabei. [...]

“Lewis and Clark Work,” Says Pastor of Ministering During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* With COVID-19 cases continuing to spike and outdoor events no longer an option due to the weather, local church leadership throughout the East Ohio Conference is having to again rethink how it ministers to the community. “Adapt is kind of the wrong word, you’re ‘discovering,’” offered the Rev. Chip Freed. “There is [...]