Church Forges Connection with Schools through Student Meals Ministry

By Brett Hetherington* Over the past several months it has not been uncommon to hear about a school district providing meals for its students who were stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students enrolled in Ohio public school systems rely upon free and reduced-price lunch programs for meals during the school week. So, [...]

Church Service Meets in the Unlikeliest of Places

By Brett Hetherington* In May I had the pleasure of spending time with the Rev. Betsy Schenk as she and volunteers from Amboy United Methodist Church (Western Reserve District) served food to long-haul truck drivers. Schenk is also a licensed chemical dependency counselor and spends much of her time serving the patients of Glenbeigh Recovery [...]

Youth Find Hope Amidst Uncertainty During Virtual YAC 2020

By Brett Hetherington* “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”  - Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) “I have been on CCYM for six full years and I have seen many variations of Youth Annual Conference, but this year was something no one had expected,” Blair Porter, 2020-21 Conference Council on Youth [...]