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 [...]

Schnegg Named Epworth Center Interim Director

Monday, May 13, 2019 Bishop Tracy S. Malone will appoint Pastor Darla Schnegg as interim director of the Epworth Center (Southern Hills District), effective July 1. While guiding the ministries of the Epworth Center, located in Bethesda, she will also serve as part-time pastor of Jerusalem UMC. Schnegg will succeed Deaconess Sherri Buehl, who is [...]

Church Provides Pancake Study Break for Students

By Bethany Kelly* Finals week is always hard – with the impact of test scores on student grade point averages, and the realization that friends will soon part ways for the summer. Looking to provide momentary relief from the stress, the congregation of New Concord United Methodist Church (Southern Hills District) invited Muskingum University students [...]