Church Offers Training in How to Identify the Signs of Suicide

By Brett Hetherington* People have a hard time talking about suicide even though more than twice as many people died by suicide (47,511) in the United States in 2019 than died by homicide (19,141). Those statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that suicide was the 10th-leading cause of death in the [...]

Churches Partner with Community for an Unforgettable Christmas Giveaway

By Rick Wolcott* Bright sunshine and 50-degree weather greeted dozens of volunteers in Canton on December 11 as they transformed the Edward Peel Coleman Center parking lot into the “Unforgettable Christmas” store. “Today we’re celebrating Christmas, Kwanza, and Hannukah for anyone and everyone who is looking to celebrate the holidays,” said Canton Mayor Tom Bernabei. [...]

Church Trick-Or-Treat Alternative Brings Smiles to All

By Brett Hetherington* On a bright and beautiful Halloween Saturday Grandview United Methodist Church (Canal District) welcomed to the church’s front yard “pumpkin patch” children from its Cuyahoga Falls community. In the weeks leading up to Oct. 31, unsure whether the city would permit trick-or-treating due to social-distancing requirements put into place because of the [...]