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 [...]

Epworth Center Executive Director Named

Brianne "Bree" Blum will be the new Executive Director of the Epworth Center in Bethesda, Ohio, effective August 15, 2016.  Rev. Gail Angel, Southern Hills District Superintendent, says that Bree began her journey in Christian leadership as a young United Methodist camper out of Wheeling, WV, and she brings skills in administration, communication, marketing, website [...]

Working Together to Feed the Community

Project Manna (Southern Hills District), which serves the Union Local School District, has moved into one of Epworth Center's five cabins! Project Manna is thankful for the generous hospitality of the Bethesda United Methodist Church, which housed the pantry for many years. Because of the increase of neighbors coming to the pantry, there was a [...]