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  • Traveling Ministry Holds Outdoor Concert in Leetonia to Help Fight Opioid Crisis

    "People stories about how addiction has ravaged their lives," reported Rod Cowan of WYTV in Ohio about the Crosby Lane traveling ministry hosted Aug. 17 by First United Methodist Church in Leetonia, Ohio. About 40 people attended the outside concert. "Pastor Cynthia Midlick is using this concert as a springboard for furthering support for families affected by addiction," Cowan reported. more

  • Faith Groups Seek to Help Ohio University Students Feel Connected, Valued

    Summit on 16th United Methodist Church and King Avenue United Methodist Church have created “Buckeye Methodist,” a group for undergraduate and graduate students, reports Danae King of the Columbus Dispatch. Recently a group from Summit on 16th walked a two-block radius around the campus and gave out welcome bags. The Rev. John Keeny, pastor at King Avenue UMC, was quoted in The Columbus Dispatch article: “For students, this provides a foundation for their life. We hope it shapes what they’re studying. ... We think as they study to be doctors or lawyers, they should learn spiritual values and a sense of neighborliness.” more