East Ohio Conference Youth Changing the World One Meal at a Time

By Rick Wolcott* “Today is about bringing the community together to work as one to accomplish an amazing goal of packing 75,000 meals,” said Brady Smith, assistant community engagement manager for Rise Against Hunger. For the fourth-consecutive year, East Ohio’s Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) teamed with the international hunger relief organization to pack [...]

Faith Communities Stand in Solidarity against Hate

On Saturday, October 27 a gunman entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, where he shot and killed 11 worshippers.  The shooting occurred only a few days after a white man murdered a black man and woman at a Kroger store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. A week after the fatal synagogue shooting, members [...]

Finding Faith and Friends in the Mess of Life

By Rev. Carrie Antczak* Life is messy. Often times, those who are yet to experience faith community, or who have not experienced it in a long time, fear that their mess is not welcome at church – but nothing could be further from the truth. Messy Church embraces the idea of mess through creative play, [...]