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 [...]

Churches Find New Ways to Reach Families During Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* Summer has come and gone. As teachers welcome back students to largely digital classrooms, we look back at one summer tradition that children look forward to every year – Vacation Bible School. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, many churches were not able to host VBS programs in the traditional mode and made [...]