Diners and Volunteers Each Served by Drive-thru Community Meals

By Brett Hetherington* Providing a community meal has been a ministry of West Austintown First United Methodist Church (Mahoning Valley District) since 2016. There’s never a cost for the meal, just a basket inviting the 80 – 100 diners to give if they felt called – and a resounding assurance that it’s not an expectation [...]

Susan Arnold to Retire as Media Center Coordinator

Media Center Coordinator Susan Arnold has announced plans to retire after 12 years of faithful service to the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. Her last day in the office will be April 30. “I have so enjoyed working with my clients at the Media Center. They are dedicated teachers, small group leaders, [...]

Nehemiah Mission Opens Its Doors to People Needing Shelter

By Pastor Jim Szakacs* It’s common for the dormitories at The Nehemiah Mission in Cleveland to be a revolving door for short-term mission teams coming and going to and from neighborhoods around the mission site. But that wasn’t the case most of last year – and probably most of this year – due to the [...]