Growing Arts Ministry Births Modern Baptismal Font

By Rick Wolcott* Baptismal fonts often have ornately designed exteriors, but their interiors are usually not visible to worshippers in the pews. “I want to be able to see the water,” said the Rev. Steve Stultz Costello, co-pastor with his wife Cara of Faith United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District) in North Canton. “In seminary we [...]

Heart 4 The City Designated as a Mission Church

By Rick Wolcott* “This church means a lot to the community because a lot of people need help.  It’s a blessing to have the church here,” said Geraldine Williams about Heart 4 The City United Methodist Mission Church (Canal District). What began on February 22, 2010 as an outreach center for the Goodyear Heights community, sprouted [...]

Congregation Prays for a Christmas Miracle

By Rick Wolcott* Extinguishing flames Moving to the basement Stripping the sanctuary Purifying the air Peeling off the soot Cleaning every surface These are just some of the obstacles the congregation of University Circle United Methodist Church (North Coast District) would have to overcome in just 35 days, if it wanted to worship in the [...]