Faith Communities Come Together to Serve God and Neighbor

By Rick Wolcott* First Serve brings together hundreds of people from different faiths and backgrounds for a day of worship, celebration, and volunteering in the city of Akron. This year’s mission outreach on Sunday, September 9 marked the eighth year of the day of service. “I think it’s a great idea that changes lives,” said [...]

Church Outreach Teaches Local Women Valuable Cooking Skills

By Brett Hetherington* Eating healthy and providing a meal large enough for a family can be a difficult task. This is even more difficult if no one has ever shared with you how to cook. Seeing this need, women from Christ United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District) in Alliance decided to do something to change this. [...]

Church Breaking Down Sensory Sensitivity Barriers to Welcome All

By Brett Hetherington* “It’s refreshing to have a place to attend that understands a child with needs different than others, and that he can be himself, wiggles and all!” said Megan Stuck, whose five-year-old son struggles with an invisible disorder that makes engaging with the world around him incredibly difficult. She was praising Faith UMC [...]