Perspectives: Black Theologian Day 2021 Addresses Food Insecurity as Fundamental Alienation

By Rick Wolcott* “Perspectives: Black Theologian Day gives us an opportunity to receive some learning and perspective and have conversation about matters that are sometimes unique to the Black experience or on matters and societal issues that impact Black communities and communities of color in disproportionate numbers,” Bishop Tracy S. Malone told those gathered October [...]

Youth Group Finds a Creative Way to Raise Money for the Teach • Reach • Bless Campaign

By Brett Hetherington* When you think of school in Africa you might not associate it with squash or gourds. But the youth at Carrolton First United Methodist Church (Ohio Valley District) found a way to incorporate pumpkins into a fundraising project for the Teach • Reach • Bless campaign, and it netted them so much [...]

Churches Partner to Build Homes, Connections, and Community

By Brett Hetherington* Beyond the University of Mount of Union campus and the streets of downtown Alliance a new ministry thriving in the rural Alliance/Beloit community of Ohio is connecting churches, families, and Habitat for Humanity. Every-other year since 2011 churches in and around Alliance have been partnering to build houses for families in need. [...]