Saturation Sunday Services Support the Teach • Reach • Bless Campaign

By Rick Wolcott* “East Ohio, we’re here because of you. God bless you. God bless you for helping Africa University and also God bless you for growing the Church,” said James Salley, associate vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement to members of the Africa University Development Committee gathered in the ballroom of the Sheraton Cleveland Airport [...]

“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 [...]