Spreading Good in the Neighborhood

“I have watched people transition from ‘how am I hurt?’ to ‘how can I help?’” Two weeks ago, Greg Schlueter set up an online initiative to connect the helpful and the helpless. Since then, over 250 Facebook users have signed up, agreeing to go public with their desire to help those in need amidst the COVID-19 crisis. At...

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 reLink.org 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...

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...

Reaching the Nations Starts at Home

“We believe our kids are going to change the world. They’re tough. They’re adaptable. They aren’t scared.” His words sound a lot like a proud papa bragging on his kiddos. Actually, Aaron Starr is Executive Director of Reaching the Nations International (RTNI), a Columbus-based urban outreach ministry.The coronavirus crisis has...

#KeepThePositivity

COVID-19 may be keeping most of Ohio indoors, but that didn’t stop Faith Life Church from thinking outside the box.  “In just 24-hours, we activated our team…We’re willing to put in the overtime to make sure people get what they need.” The result? Operation #KeepThePositivity was born out of their desire to combat the...

NEW RESOURCE: Helping Neighbors

Do you want to help with the coronavirus crisis, but aren't sure how you can and still comply with all of the orders? Check out this flyer to help you help! It is a quick and easy way of connecting with and helping your neighbors, all while maintaining appropriate social distancing. Click here to download a printable version....

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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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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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