Congregation Provides Easter Basket Meals for Families in Need

By Brett Hetherington* “Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others.” - Philippians 2:4 (CEB) The words of the Apostle Paul, from his letters to the church at Philippi and to the Christians of Corinth, were motivation for congregation members of Chardon United Methodist Church [...]

Faith Kitchen Connects Communities and Congregations through Food and Prayer

By Rick Wolcott* “This helps. If it wasn’t for them giving out food, I probably wouldn’t have anything.” Tammy Klingenberger’s words were echoed by many of the other 148 individuals who drove through the parking lot of Crystal Park UMC (Tuscarawas District) in just two hours on March 28 picking up groceries for the coming [...]

Urban Mission Ministering to More Families during Worldwide Health Crisis

By Rev. Ashley Steele* When the coronavirus was first detected in the United States, the Urban Mission (Ohio Valley District) in Steubenville began preparing for various scenarios at our ministry sites. Knowing that our food pantry, Unity Kitchen, and homeless shelters would be the most susceptible to an outbreak, due to the large number of [...]