It Feels Like Home to Me

By Emily Sheetz* “It’s a big, big house with lots and lots of rooms. A big, big table with lots and lots of food. A big, big yard where we can play football. A big, big house. It’s my Father’s house.” Lyrics from Big House by Audio Adrenaline This song is one of my favorites [...]

Churches Close, Ministries Live On

By Rick Wolcott* “This church has meant a lot to me,” Ida Campbell reflected. Standing in Beallsville United Methodist Church (Southern Hills District), she looked around and said, “I have been blessed by coming here.” Campbell and 50 other people ignored the single-digit January temperatures and made their way, one last time, to the church [...]

Furthering Mission by Gathering at the Table

By Rick Wolcott* In order to serve a community, you must first learn about – and become part of – that community. That’s something that the Urban Mission in Steubenville (Ohio Valley District) has done well for many years. The Urban Mission continually explores new ways to communicate with the local congregations that support its [...]