Building Community with Peanut Brittle for More than 50 Years

By Brett Hetherington* When you think of the season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s a lot of different foods come to mind. Turkey, ham, side dishes too many to name, pies, cookies, and candies of all kinds. At Christ United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District) in Alliance, the candy of choice is peanut brittle – a [...]

Feeding the World Together: Teens and Adults Pack 100,000 Meals in Two Days

By Brett Hetherington* For the past five years the East Ohio Conference Young People's Ministries has sponsored Project Feed, an event where teens and youth leaders, pastors, parents and other volunteers gather to assemble simple meals that are distributed to third-world countries across the globe. This year there were Project Feed events held in two [...]

Christmas Giving Starts Early at Greentown UMC

By Brett Hetherington* Midway through October might be too early for most people to begin thinking about Christmas, but don’t tell that to the congregation members of Greentown United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District). As a local participant in Operation Christmas Child, they think about the season all year long. Operation Christmas Child is a project [...]