October 7, 2019

Bishop’s Retreat with Black Clergy Bishop Tracy S. Malone preached the opening worship service sermon of the Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy. The theme for this year’s retreat at Mohican State Lodge was Quietly Courageous, based on Deuteronomy 31:6. Clergy from the East Ohio and West Ohio Conferences of The United Methodist Church gathered September [...]

Hope UMC Kicks Off Tailgate Church

By Rev. Andrew Scott* At its outset we knew that tailgate church was an uphill concept. The prospect of taking church into the Cleveland Muni Lot before a home Cleveland Browns game when fans are gathered to engage in a time of revelry and celebration, is one to cause any person apprehension and this was [...]

Remembrance, Repentance and Restoration: Denomination Returns Entrusted Land to the Wyandot/te Nation

Becca Roller stood proudly on the corner of Fourth Street and Walker Street. Smiling, with tears streaming down her cheeks, she clapped as the procession of hundreds made its way from John Stewart United Methodist Church to the Mission Church and cemetery one-mile away. “I think that today was a long time coming,” she told [...]