East Ohio Church is Finding Ways to be a Blessing in Its Community

By Brett Hetherington* People tend to throw around the word “blessing” often without thinking deeply what that word means. Among the definitions given is “a thing conducive to happiness or welfare.” The people of Wellington First United Methodist Church (Firelands District) have recently been given the opportunity to truly be a blessing to many in [...]

Better Together: Five Churches Work as One Team Ministering to Area Youth

By Brett Hetherington* How do you build community amongst a group of churches that appear to have little in common with one another? For two pastors who minister to five churches, the answer to this question has been to start by working with the children. “One of the previous leaders of the kid’s ministry of [...]

The Great Commission in Our Neighborhoods: Churches Serving Migrant Communities of East Ohio

By Brett Hetherington* America has long been described as the land of opportunity, a melting pot where countless cultures can come together to live, share the best of what makes them unique, and create a grand tapestry of a country. Though this vision is not without its flaws and detractors, people continue to journey to [...]