Perspectives: Black Theologian Day 2021 Addresses Food Insecurity as Fundamental Alienation

By Rick Wolcott* “Perspectives: Black Theologian Day gives us an opportunity to receive some learning and perspective and have conversation about matters that are sometimes unique to the Black experience or on matters and societal issues that impact Black communities and communities of color in disproportionate numbers,” Bishop Tracy S. Malone told those gathered October [...]

Churches Partner to Build Homes, Connections, and Community

By Brett Hetherington* Beyond the University of Mount of Union campus and the streets of downtown Alliance a new ministry thriving in the rural Alliance/Beloit community of Ohio is connecting churches, families, and Habitat for Humanity. Every-other year since 2011 churches in and around Alliance have been partnering to build houses for families in need. [...]

Turning a Mission Trip into an Ongoing Ministry

By Brett Hetherington* Building a connection point to the community your church is a part of can often be a daunting task. The default setting for many is to invite people to come into the church building. But the leadership of Crossroads United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District) has found a different way to engage the [...]