Back-to-School Community Outreach Shows God’s Love in Action

By Brett Hetherington* Crawford County is among the poorest counties in the state of Ohio. Knowing this, folks from Bucyrus United Methodist Church (Mid-Ohio District) decided they could do something to assist parents in the community defray the cost of sending their children to school each fall. They started a school-supply-give-away tradition that has lasted [...]

Turning a Mission Trip into an Ongoing Ministry

By Brett Hetherington* Building a connection point to the community your church is a part of can often be a daunting task. The default setting for many is to invite people to come into the church building. But the leadership of Crossroads United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District) has found a different way to engage the [...]

Friday Fundays in Chandlersville Plant Seeds of Faith through Church Partnerships

By Brett Hetherington* The summer months have long held the promise of adventure for children. School is not in session, parks are open, sports leagues are up and running. But there is still a small void in the life of each child in a community – no matter where that community might be – that [...]