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 [...]

Fitchville UMC – A Holy Spirit Summer

The Heart of a Small Church - Part 2 By Rev. Timothy McCollum Fitchville UMC (Firelands District) is a small church on Rt. 250 about halfway between Ashland and Norwalk. Many folks have driven by it, few have stopped. This is farm county, so it can feel spread out and sparse, besides one other church [...]

30-Hour Famine Raises Awareness of Child Hunger

By Chasity Opphile* Nearly 50 youth from the Three Rivers District, and their leaders, got together March 16-17 for a district-wide 30-Hour Famine. They kicked off the weekend at the Kids America Sports Complex and Fitness Center in Coshocton for a few hours of fun, and then headed to Coshocton Grace UMC to lock-in for the [...]