The Nehemiah Mission Celebrates 15 Years of Sending People to the City

By Jim Szakacs * On March 2, The Nehemiah Mission celebrated 15 years of outreach to the Cleveland metro area by recognizing its founders, the Rev. H. Daniel Drew and the Rev. Dr. Jan Yandell. As part of that recognition the worship room at the mission has been named The Yandell - Drew Center for [...]

Churches Provide a Night to Shine for People with Special Needs

By DeAnn McKillips* God works in mysterious and miraculous ways. He was front and center with every step we took in the planning and preparation for Night to Shine, a prom event for special needs people sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Over 600 churches around the world hosted this event on February 8, and [...]

Polar Vortex Creates an Opportunity for a Church to Serve the Homeless

By Brett Hetherington* What does a church that loves look like? That is a question that the leadership of Lakewood United Methodist Church (North Coast District) is walking through with the congregation this year. In fact, the current sermon series at Lakewood UMC is entitled “Our Purpose is Love.” During the Rev. Laura Jaissle’s sermon [...]