“We have a moral obligation to keep Dr. King’s dream alive.” Bishop Malone Preaches on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday

By Rick Wolcott* Bishop Tracy S. Malone was the invited guest preacher for the Mosaic multi-ethnic praise and worship service at Garfield Memorial UMC (North Coast District) in Pepper Pike on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, January 17. “I want to take an opportunity to thank Pastor (Chip) Freed for extending the invitation [...]

“Lewis and Clark Work,” Says Pastor of Ministering During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* With COVID-19 cases continuing to spike and outdoor events no longer an option due to the weather, local church leadership throughout the East Ohio Conference is having to again rethink how it ministers to the community. “Adapt is kind of the wrong word, you’re ‘discovering,’” offered the Rev. Chip Freed. “There is [...]

Congregation Uses Its Worship Wagon to Spread the Love of Christ

By Rick Wolcott* A smattering of drivers honked their car’s horn on Sunday, October 18 in response to liturgist Pat George asking, “You know this COVID has certainly changed our lives but how many of you today can still say, ‘Thank you God for your goodness to me?’” George stood at the pulpit looking out [...]