September is Hunger Action Month

Brecksville UMC fighting hunger

There are people in every county of the United States who do not have enough to eat.  Hunger impacts nearly 50 million people in this country, including 15 million children.

United Methodists believe that if we can open people’s eyes to the injustice of a hungry world, then we can change how the problem is seen by others.  Our churches partner with Feeding America, a nation-wide network of food banks, and other organizations to raise awareness of hunger in our communities.

What ministry is your church participating in during Hunger Action Month that is helping to create a world free from hunger?  Share your story.



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Greet Bishop Malone this Sunday

Bishop Tracy S. Malone at Newcomerstown

You are invited to Salem First United Methodist Church (Mahoning Valley District) at 3pm this Sunday, Oct. 2, for a service welcoming Bishop Tracy S. Malone and her family to the East Ohio Conference.

“You are God’s light and God’s hope. You are Christ’s hands and feet in our communities, in our cities, in our villages, and in our towns,” Malone said during the first welcoming service at Newcomerstown Christ UMC. 
The four welcoming services were planned by the conference Episcopacy Committee and the Cabinet.  The final two are scheduled for 3pm on the following Sundays.

Oct. 16:   Willoughby Hills UMC
Nov. 13:  Ashland First UMC

Four Areas of Focus of The United Methodist Church

ENGAGING IN MINISTRY WITH THE POOR – Jesus calls us to be in ministry with the poor and the marginalized. United Methodists believe working side-by-side with those striving to improve their situation is more effective long-term than top-down charity.  Learn more.

IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH – Knowing that poverty and health are intertwined, The United Methodist Church has become a key player in fighting diseases and promoting initiatives that improve the well-being of individuals and communities.  Learn more.

DEVELOPING PRINCIPLED CHRISTIAN LEADERS – The church needs leaders rooted in Jesus Christ who have a vision for changing the world.  We must reach, and nurture, today’s young people to shape the church’s path into the future. Learn more.

CREATING NEW AND RENEWED CONGREGATIONS – United Methodists are reimagining what it means to be the church, planting new congregations, and revitalizing faith communities. By being relevant and vital, we will draw more people to Christ.  Learn more.

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