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 [...]

Sunday Meals Lead to Deeper Ministry

Food insecurity is not a term that you might commonly hear in church, but many people within the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference live daily with the reality that they cannot consistently access food – and, for many of those individuals, food insecurity is not their only concern. Faith United Methodist Church (North Coast [...]

Church Offers Training in How to Identify the Signs of Suicide

By Brett Hetherington* People have a hard time talking about suicide even though more than twice as many people died by suicide (47,511) in the United States in 2019 than died by homicide (19,141). Those statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that suicide was the 10th-leading cause of death in the [...]