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 [...]

Striving Toward an Anti-Racist Community One Person at a Time

By Brett Hetherington* North Olmsted United Methodist Church (North Coast District) is one of many congregations and faith communities across the East Ohio Conference answering the calls of Bishop Tracy S. Malone, the Cabinet and the Extended Cabinet to join with our brothers and sisters across The United Methodist Church in taking a Stand Against [...]

“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 [...]