Churches Host Food Drive To Help TSA Workers In Need

By Brett Hetherington* The government shutdown affected many people around the country.  Some of those are people that the average American citizen may not realize have been impacted. At the Akron-Canton Airport there are over 90 people who have been working since the shutdown began and have not yet received a paycheck. This is the [...]

Simulation Sensitizes Participants to the Experience of Poverty

By Rick Wolcott* More than 1.5 million Ohioans, 14% of the State’s population, had incomes in 2017 that were below the poverty line of $24,860 for a family of four, according to data from the Center for American Progress. Using a program recently purchased from the Missouri Community Action Network, the East Ohio Conference (EOC) [...]

Farmer to Farmer Ministry Changing Lives in Harrisburg, Liberia

By Pryde Bass* The East Ohio Conference Farmer-to-Farmer ministry (Advance Special EOC 9026) is now in its ninth year of changing lives in Harrisburg, Liberia. The West Africa community used to be an agricultural bread basket before the Liberia Civil War. In 2010 Farmer to Farmer was created so that farmers from the East Ohio [...]