Peace with Justice Walk is a Public Witness of What it Means to be the Body of Christ

By Rick Wolcott* “We who believe in freedom cannot rest. We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.” Many of the more than 200 people who participated June 7 in the 8.46-mile Peace with Justice Walk both began and ended the walk singing these words from Ella’s Song, written by Dr. Bernice Johnson [...]

Creative Leadership Adapting Ministries during Pandemic to Share the Love of Christ

By Rick Wolcott* On Sunday, May 31 the Tuscarawas District held its Spring District Conference via Zoom video communications. “It was the safest way to gather the district to complete our business and welcome our incoming district superintendent the Rev. Cara Stultz Costello,” said current superintendent the Rev. Benita Rollins, who will retire at the [...]

Faith Kitchen Connects Communities and Congregations through Food and Prayer

By Rick Wolcott* “This helps. If it wasn’t for them giving out food, I probably wouldn’t have anything.” Tammy Klingenberger’s words were echoed by many of the other 148 individuals who drove through the parking lot of Crystal Park UMC (Tuscarawas District) in just two hours on March 28 picking up groceries for the coming [...]