Portable Porch Parties Keep Congregation Connected

By Brett Hetherington* Connecting with one another amidst the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for all of us the past nine months. Virtual vacation bible school, Facebook live family dinners, and neighborhood caravans are a few of the many ways that East Ohio Conference congregations and faith communities are creatively reaching [...]

Annual Race at the Rock goes Virtual

By Brett Hetherington* Every summer for 14 years, Flat Rock Homes, Care Center, and Community Services has hosted a fundraising event known as the Race at the Rock. Individuals, families, teams and congregations have traveled to the site of the East Ohio Conference Health & Welfare agency in the Firelands District to participate in a [...]

Churches Find New Ways to Reach Families During Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* Summer has come and gone. As teachers welcome back students to largely digital classrooms, we look back at one summer tradition that children look forward to every year – Vacation Bible School. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, many churches were not able to host VBS programs in the traditional mode and made [...]