East Ohio Churches and Agencies Helping Ukrainian Refugees Begin New Lives in America

By Rick Wolcott* Twenty minutes. That’s all the time Olga Loiko had. One bag. That’s all she could take. In what seemed like both an eternity – and a blink of an eye – a widowed mother of two young boys had to make impossible decisions. When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Loiko and [...]

Resilient Leadership the Focus of the Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy 2022

By Rick Wolcott* How To Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Resilient Leadership was the theme for the 2022 Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy. Dozens of clergy persons from the East Ohio Conference and the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church gathered September 6-8 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center [...]

Orchard Dedication Invites Community to Partner in Further Revitalization

By Brett Hetherington* https://player.vimeo.com/video/727408579?h=2a9667bc56&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 To download the video above, first click the share button in the upper right corner of the video window, then click the vimeo link. Then, on the vimeo page click the download link underneath the video window. As spring gave way to summer organizers dedicated the Brookdale Orchard memorial garden in [...]