Allegheny West Conference's Ephesus church in Columbus, Ohio, recently sponsored a Community Health Emphasis Weekend. The event featured a health forum comprised of mental health professionals to discuss local mental health issues within the African-American community.
Marci Wright's grandmother, Eileen Wright Lester, taught all her daughters and daughters-in-law recipes for the Allegheny West Conference’s DaleWright Memorial church in Germantown, Ohio's vegetarian meals and baked goods, including Blackberry Cake Top.
The Temple of Praise in Cleveland quarterly hosts GriefShare, a Christ-centered grief support group comprised of friendly, caring people who walk alongside each other and provide comfort through one of life’s most difficult experiences—the death of a loved one. The group is built around a 13-week video and a small group discussion curriculum.
Stewart Pepper, pastor of Pennsylvania Conference’s Pittsburgh church, says that the funds raised will be like a drop in a bucket, but it important to help. He says the situation helps [Adventists] “understand we aren’t isolated; we’re part of the community. … There is a bigger world out there than just us.”