East Ohio Team Helps to Change Lives in Rio Bravo, Mexico; Serves Children, Builds a Casita Working with Manos Juntas Mission

By Ali Woods, Katie Woods, & Rev. Tammy Kuntz* The December 2021 mission team to Manos Juntas Mission in Rio Bravo, Mexico included nine missioners from Wellington First UMC (Firelands District), Lodi UMC (Firelands District), and Seville UMC (Canal District). Our first stop was at La Casa de la Esperanza (The House of Hope) Children’s [...]

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 [...]

House of the Carpenter Serves Needs and Offers Hope

By Brett Hetherington* The United Methodist Church is built on connections: connections within local congregations, connections within districts and conferences, and connections around the globe. Working together to advance the Kingdom of God here on earth is a hallmark of The UMC, and many times the Kingdom advances through meeting the physical needs of people. [...]