Remembering What is Civil and Doing What is Right. Celebrating the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Rick Wolcott* “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” That quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., printed on the bulletin cover, set the tone for the commemorative celebration of King’s life that brought nearly 200 people to Calvary Baptist Church in Boardman for an [...]

Committing to God’s Call Perspectives: Black Theologian Day 2019

By Rick Wolcott* “The Conference is committed to broadening our understandings so that we can better learn from one another,” said Director of Multicultural Vitality Will Jones of this year’s Black Theologian Day, a learning event held annually in East Ohio since 1978. “This is an opportunity for us to see from a different perspective [...]

Remembrance, Repentance and Restoration: Denomination Returns Entrusted Land to the Wyandot/te Nation

Becca Roller stood proudly on the corner of Fourth Street and Walker Street. Smiling, with tears streaming down her cheeks, she clapped as the procession of hundreds made its way from John Stewart United Methodist Church to the Mission Church and cemetery one-mile away. “I think that today was a long time coming,” she told [...]