Church Says that Children are the Church of Now… Not the Future

By Brett Hetherington* Children are not the church of the future, they are the church of right now. That is the message being at Brecksville United Methodist Church (North Coast District). Church leaders believe this idea so deeply that they dedicate an entire Sunday morning service each year to their children. The service is not [...]

East Ohio Conference Youth Changing the World One Meal at a Time

By Rick Wolcott* “Today is about bringing the community together to work as one to accomplish an amazing goal of packing 75,000 meals,” said Brady Smith, assistant community engagement manager for Rise Against Hunger. For the fourth-consecutive year, East Ohio’s Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) teamed with the international hunger relief organization to pack [...]

“We are the church of today,” Youth Tell EOC Delegates

By Rick Wolcott* A Special Session of General Conference has been called for February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. Its purpose is to act on a report by the Council of Bishops based on proposals from the Commission on a Way Forward.  The Commission was created by action of General Conference 2016 and was tasked [...]