Stepping Forward Together in Faith: Congregation and Faith Community Merge to Reach New People for Christ

By Rick Wolcott* “Today is a service of commissioning where we are bringing together two churches that have been meeting in this space for seven years now, Regeneration a faith community and Otterbein United Methodist Church, and we’re marking coming together and sending out,” said the Rev. Kyle Tennant during the Sunday, June 13 service [...]

Congregation Took a Mission Trip While Never Leaving Home

By Brett Hetherington* Willoughby United Methodist Church (Western Reserve District) has a strong commitment to global missions. The congregation has been partnering with other churches in the area since 2005 to pool resources in order to form a working ministry relationship with churches in the country of Zimbabwe. These churches have been dubbed the Zimbabwe [...]

Church Stable Provides Warmth to Those in Need this Winter

By Suzanne Roath* “Let all that you do be done in love.”   –  1 Corinthians 16:14 (NRSV) The stable stood there in the snow next to the white church. An odd sight given here it was the last week of February. Most nativity scenes have long been moved to storage. Christmas was over two months [...]