“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 [...]

Churches Find New Ways to Reach Families During Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* Summer has come and gone. As teachers welcome back students to largely digital classrooms, we look back at one summer tradition that children look forward to every year – Vacation Bible School. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, many churches were not able to host VBS programs in the traditional mode and made [...]

Church Celebrates Graduating Seniors in a Unique New Way

By Brett Hetherington* The end of a high school student’s senior year brings with it many feelings. There is the excitement of having completed 13 years of primary education; the sorrow of knowing that you will no longer see your friends every day; and the apprehension of the known and the unknown challenges that await [...]