Camp and Kids: God Expands One Church’s Plans to Send Kids to Summer Camp

By Pastor Georgette Gaston* In January of 2020 Faith United Methodist Church (Southern Hills District) on the south side of Cambridge dreamed of ways we might be able to help get kids to church camp. COVID shelter-in-place orders began in March 2020, just as we were making our initiative to send kids to camp. In April [...]

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 [...]