Church Opens Doors to Serve Families During Schools Shutdown

By Brett Hetherington* The COVID-19 pandemic that has caused schools in Ohio to be closed through at least the end of March has given families more than just an extended spring break for students. In the city of Cuyahoga Falls this order has placed many families in a place of limbo, wondering where many of [...]

EOC Clergy Walk Where Jesus Walked; Bishop and the Foundation Make Holy Land Pilgrimage a Reality

By Rick Wolcott* Young clergy and newly ordained clergy of the East Ohio Conference embarked on a 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land in early February. The trip was the result of a joint effort between Bishop Tracy S. Malone and Brian Sheetz, executive director of the Methodist Foundation of Ohio. “We both shared a [...]

Providing Hope for the Homeless in Northeast Ohio

By Brett Hetherington* Where would you turn if you were homeless, without any hope for improving your circumstance? This is a question that many in our cities are forced to answer, and for those who are struggling in Lake County, Project Hope for the Homeless is one very real answer. Judy Burr serves as the [...]