Love Akron in Action

As he watched the COVID-19 outbreak leave a trail of cancelled fundraisers and dwindling funds, Kemp Boyd became consumed with financial concerns for his organization and its employees… As the new Executive Director of Love Akron, he was unsure how the organization could survive as community members and potential donors were...

Three Generations of Caring Operations

“This is a third-generation pregnancy center—that means we could have clients whose mothers and grandmothers have relied on our care.” When COVID-19 came to Ohio, The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo came together to develop their response and adapt to changing conditions. Under the leadership of Executive Director Savannah...

Feeding the Body to Nourish the Soul

Palm Sunday was different this year at Mary Queen of Peace. Normally, parishioners would grab palms on their way to their pews. Instead, Father Doug Brown, pastor of Mary Queen of Peace, hosted a drive-by distribution of palms. Wearing a mask and gloves and standing on the curb next to the church, he passed the palms through...

Rethinking the Links to Rehabilitation

When COVID-19 began shifting the landscape of daily life, Executive Director, Barbara Campbell, immediately reached out to the very populations was designed to help. “The first thing we did in response to the coronavirus was finding out how addiction facilities were responding. Some residential facilities were not...

No Good Deed Goes Unnoticed

Coronavirus is infectious. So is kindness. Senator Roegner and her family caught the "bug" out delivering groceries in Hudson for Christ Community Chapel. Inside each bag was a little message sharing God’s love. “Just seeing their eyes light up with joy, we thought, 'This is so cool.’” The Roegners were hooked. They decided to...

Heal the Root to Harvest the Fruit

Raised in poverty by a single mom and having grown up around addictions, Joshua Shortridge has first-hand experience living Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.Through God’s grace and some helpful nonprofits, he was able to get stability. “Once I became a Christian, I realized He needed my life, not just my heart.” Joshua recognizes...

Questions and Answers

Resources and answers from State Agencies to the questions from churches, ministries, pregnancy centers, adoption agencies, and others.

Finding Light Blog

Devotionals, reflections, and faith challenges from Christian leaders across the state.

On Mission Stories

Read these INCREDIBLE stories of the faith community’s mission work, loving of neighbors, and creative solutions during the coronavirus crisis.


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Gathered Worship

Guidelines for churches and other religious entities planning to resume public worship services over the next several weeks and months.

Call to Prayer

Social distancing is hard, but it doesn’t mean communal prayer needs to end. Check here for upcoming Faith Friday Calls, and other prayer initiatives.

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