Transforming Lives in Mexico One Project at a Time; Multi-Conference UMVIM Team Partners with Manos Juntas Mission

By Katie Woods & Ali Woods* Late last year people from four different conferences of The United Methodist Church from across the U.S. came together for a week of mission work with the Manos Juntas, Mexico annual conference. This team was made up of members from the Northern Illinois Conference, the North Carolina Conference, our [...]

Church, Leadership Assisting Community Impacted by Train Derailment

By Rev. Ed Fashbaugh and Rick Wolcott* Two weeks ago today, the eyes of the world focused on East Palestine as flames and smoke filled the sky of the 4,800-person town near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border following the derailment of nearly three dozen cars of a Norfolk Southern Railway train. The fire burned for days, and [...]

Canton for All People: Transforming the City One Block at a Time

By Brett Hetherington* “Street by street, block by block. It is not simplistic, but it is simple,” says the Rev. Don Ackerman of how Canton for All People is effecting change among the chaos and brokenness of Canton, Ohio neighborhoods. Canton for All People is a community development corporation formed by Crossroads United Methodist Church [...]