Churches Host Food Drive To Help TSA Workers In Need

By Brett Hetherington* The government shutdown affected many people around the country.  Some of those are people that the average American citizen may not realize have been impacted. At the Akron-Canton Airport there are over 90 people who have been working since the shutdown began and have not yet received a paycheck. This is the [...]

Congregations Offer Hope to School District Impacted by Six Student Suicides

By Rick Wolcott* Love Perry is a network of churches committed to the safety, growth, and potential of the youth of the community.  The partnership receives additional support from Perry Rotary and the Perry Local Schools, which lost six teens to suicide during the 2017-18 school year. After each of the seven home Massillon Perry [...]

New Way UMC Charters as New Church Start

By Rick Wolcott* “This is historic,” Tuscarawas District Superintendent the Rev. Benita Rollins said.  “In my 36 years in ministry we have not chartered many churches.” On a rainy summer night, parishioners gathered upstairs at the Perry Grange in Massillon – in the worship space that has been home to the New Way faith community [...]