Farmer to Farmer Ministry Changing Lives in Harrisburg, Liberia

By Pryde Bass* The East Ohio Conference Farmer-to-Farmer ministry (Advance Special EOC 9026) is now in its ninth year of changing lives in Harrisburg, Liberia. The West Africa community used to be an agricultural bread basket before the Liberia Civil War. In 2010 Farmer to Farmer was created so that farmers from the East Ohio [...]

Congregation Exceeds Missions Challenge, so it’s Pastor Kisses a Pig

By Rick Wolcott* In her 2017 Episcopal Address, Bishop Tracy S. Malone challenged and encouraged every East Ohio Conference church – regardless of size, location or demographic makeup – to commit to engage in at least one new, bold, courageous ministry that would share the love of Christ, expand the church’s reach beyond its four [...]

The Urban Mission: Listening with Compassion, Serving with Love

By Rick Wolcott* “We at the Urban Mission feel a deep passion to connect with the community,” says Kelly Jeffers, director of New Initiatives. The community the Mission serves has seen its share of hard times. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the population of Steubenville in 2017 was 18,003.  That’s a significant drop from [...]