“We have a moral obligation to keep Dr. King’s dream alive.” Bishop Malone Preaches on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday

By Rick Wolcott* Bishop Tracy S. Malone was the invited guest preacher for the Mosaic multi-ethnic praise and worship service at Garfield Memorial UMC (North Coast District) in Pepper Pike on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, January 17. “I want to take an opportunity to thank Pastor (Chip) Freed for extending the invitation [...]

Trees of Hope Bring Joy That Will Last Beyond Christmas

By Brett Hetherington* This year of social distancing, mask-wearing and stay-at-home advisories has left many with little hope – especially at a time of year when bright lights, cheerful music, and the hustle and bustle of family gatherings would normally bring laughter and merriment. With Christmas coming in such a different manner this year, the [...]

“Lewis and Clark Work,” Says Pastor of Ministering During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* With COVID-19 cases continuing to spike and outdoor events no longer an option due to the weather, local church leadership throughout the East Ohio Conference is having to again rethink how it ministers to the community. “Adapt is kind of the wrong word, you’re ‘discovering,’” offered the Rev. Chip Freed. “There is [...]