The Black Church and The Seven Last Words of Jesus

By Rev. Dawan Buie* The Black Church was born in hushed harbors and places away from the seeing eyes of white slave masters so we could express ourselves as we desired. In these gatherings, we could speak to God in our unique ways that were influenced by our African traditions. These gatherings were the roots [...]

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 [...]