New Cooperative Parish Developing Culture of Call Ministry

By Rick Wolcott* Paragraph 206.1 of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016 states, “Local churches, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, may enhance their witness to one another and to the world by showing forth the love of Jesus Christ through forms of mutual cooperation.” On Sunday, July 11 the [...]

Churches Partner with Community for an Unforgettable Christmas Giveaway

By Rick Wolcott* Bright sunshine and 50-degree weather greeted dozens of volunteers in Canton on December 11 as they transformed the Edward Peel Coleman Center parking lot into the “Unforgettable Christmas” store. “Today we’re celebrating Christmas, Kwanza, and Hannukah for anyone and everyone who is looking to celebrate the holidays,” said Canton Mayor Tom Bernabei. [...]

Church Provides Thanksgiving Meals and More

By Brett Hetherington* This year has been one where many Ohioans have been forced to examine their own limitations, in resources. Yet Faith United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District) in North Canton has found a way to share from its abundance to ensure that 160 families in the community will not go hungry this Thanksgiving. “It [...]