Providing School Supplies and Hope to Families in Need

By Brett Hetherington* As the season begins to change from summer to fall, the Bucyrus United Methodist Church (Mid-Ohio District) hosts a Back-to-School Clothing and Supplies Carnival. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the vital ministry continued this year – but it looked just a little bit different. “This was the 12th year of giving away free [...]

Church Forges Connection with Schools through Student Meals Ministry

By Brett Hetherington* Over the past several months it has not been uncommon to hear about a school district providing meals for its students who were stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students enrolled in Ohio public school systems rely upon free and reduced-price lunch programs for meals during the school week. So, [...]

Youth Find Hope Amidst Uncertainty During Virtual YAC 2020

By Brett Hetherington* “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”  - Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) “I have been on CCYM for six full years and I have seen many variations of Youth Annual Conference, but this year was something no one had expected,” Blair Porter, 2020-21 Conference Council on Youth [...]