UMC Partners Walk Side by Side in Ministry with the Liberia Conference

By Rick Wolcott* For nearly 10 years the Liberia Partner Summit has brought together leaders from the Liberia Annual Conference (LAC) and clergy and laity from conferences and central conferences of The United Methodist Church who do ministry in the West Africa country. The 2019 summit was held April 4-5 at Garfield Memorial Church (North [...]

Polar Vortex Creates an Opportunity for a Church to Serve the Homeless

By Brett Hetherington* What does a church that loves look like? That is a question that the leadership of Lakewood United Methodist Church (North Coast District) is walking through with the congregation this year. In fact, the current sermon series at Lakewood UMC is entitled “Our Purpose is Love.” During the Rev. Laura Jaissle’s sermon [...]

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 [...]