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 [...]

Family Dinners Serve as the Cornerstone for One Church’s Online Ministries

By Brett Hetherington* During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, churches have been tasked with finding new and different ways to remain connected with one another. For many churches in the East Ohio Conference this has involved some form of online streaming of Sunday morning services. Some churches have opened their online doors a tad further and [...]

Church Celebrates Graduating Seniors in a Unique New Way

By Brett Hetherington* The end of a high school student’s senior year brings with it many feelings. There is the excitement of having completed 13 years of primary education; the sorrow of knowing that you will no longer see your friends every day; and the apprehension of the known and the unknown challenges that await [...]