Urban Mission Ministering to More Families during Worldwide Health Crisis

By Rev. Ashley Steele* When the coronavirus was first detected in the United States, the Urban Mission (Ohio Valley District) in Steubenville began preparing for various scenarios at our ministry sites. Knowing that our food pantry, Unity Kitchen, and homeless shelters would be the most susceptible to an outbreak, due to the large number of [...]

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 [...]

Urban Mission Shows How Love Works in Serving Its Community

By Brett Hetherington* The Urban Mission (Ohio Valley District) in Steubenville has served the Ohio Valley area in many different ways since 1959. Today the staff and volunteers of the East Ohio Conference Advance Specials ministry has an additional facility from which they will be able to assist the people and communities the Mission serves. [...]