Youth Annual Conference to Meet Virtually June 14

By Kaye Wolfinger* The Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) is excited to announce a June 14 live streamed alternative event for Youth Annual Conference 2020. Our virtual YAC will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 14. We will live stream our keynote speaker, Shane Claiborne, as well as the band, Tribe Collective, [...]

Creatively Ministering to All During the Current COVID-19 Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* East Ohio Conference congregations and faith communities are changing the ways that they are in ministry to others because of restrictions put in place to thwart the spread of the coronavirus. Needing to reach a population increasingly living in isolation, church leaders have moved on from what was and have prioritized what [...]

Churches Foster Connection during time of Pandemic Isolation

By Rick Wolcott* “We are glad you are here with us during these interesting times in our nation. We are glad that we can worship together in Spirit and in truth.” With those words, the Rev. Dr. Tom Joyce began Sunday’s worship service, which was livestreamed from the empty sanctuary of Fields UMC (North Coast [...]