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 [...]

Sharing the Living Water of the Gospel

By Rev. Lee Ann Dunlap* The day in Rio Bravo, Mexico was hot, and we were sweltering even in the shade at the elementary school. But the mother and her little ones waited patiently in the cement courtyard for their turn to see our medical mission team that she hoped would help her family. Though [...]