Transforming Lives in Mexico One Project at a Time; Multi-Conference UMVIM Team Partners with Manos Juntas Mission

By Katie Woods & Ali Woods* Late last year people from four different conferences of The United Methodist Church from across the U.S. came together for a week of mission work with the Manos Juntas, Mexico annual conference. This team was made up of members from the Northern Illinois Conference, the North Carolina Conference, our [...]

ChurchLights Outreach Ministry Teaches about Jesus through Lights and Songs

By Brett Hetherington* The Christmas season is a time of year that tends to lend itself to an easy opportunity for churches to welcome new faces into their buildings for special services, choir concerts, parties, and other events. Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church (North Coast District) in Middleburg Heights has dedicated this season to invite [...]

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 [...]