East Ohio Pastor Shares Personal Connection with the People of Ukraine

By Brett Hetherington* The Rev. J. Harlen Rife currently serves as the pastor of Pearl Road United Methodist Church (North Coast District), but an earlier chapter in his life still impacts his life in an unexpected way in 2022. From 2010 to 2012 Rife and his wife Madeline served with the Peace Corps in Ukraine. [...]

Bishop Tracy S. Malone Announces New EOC Superintendency Plan

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”  - Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV) Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ! Yes! God is doing a [...]

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 [...]