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. [...]

Love in Action: The Church Responds When Disasters Strike

By Rick Wolcott* Mission projects offer opportunities for each of us to bear lasting fruit and to live into our East Ohio Conference vision of being, making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ; being God’s agents of transformation in our communities and throughout the world; and boldly reaching new people with God’s love. The United [...]