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 [...]

Youth Find Hope Amidst Uncertainty During Virtual YAC 2020

By Brett Hetherington* “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”  - Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) “I have been on CCYM for six full years and I have seen many variations of Youth Annual Conference, but this year was something no one had expected,” Blair Porter, 2020-21 Conference Council on Youth [...]

Sewing Face Masks: A Labor of Love that Cares for Others

By Brett Hetherington* As Ohioans continue adapting to our new phase of life brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are reaching out to churches for assistance. One request is for masks to be donated to ministries and outreach organizations such as Flat Rock Homes & Care Centers, a health and welfare agency of [...]