UMW Builds Community within the Church to Benefit Communities Beyond its Walls

By Brett Hetherington* Groups build community in different ways. Some create bonds through game nights or playing sports, while others come together for food or social outings. The United Methodist Women unit of Church of the Saviour (North Coast District) in Cleveland Heights recently spent a day giving of their time to create various goods [...]

Churches Foster Connection during time of Pandemic Isolation

By Rick Wolcott* “We are glad you are here with us during these interesting times in our nation. We are glad that we can worship together in Spirit and in truth.” With those words, the Rev. Dr. Tom Joyce began Sunday’s worship service, which was livestreamed from the empty sanctuary of Fields UMC (North Coast [...]

Churches Discuss the Impact of Racism on Life in 2020; Examine Race Through the Lens of the 1619 Project

By Brett Hetherington* We live in a nation of diverse people who struggle to talk about race. Two North Coast District congregations set out to change that during the month of February, which for nearly 100 years has been known as Black History or African American History month, an annual celebration of achievements by African [...]