Pastors Vikki Pruitte-Sorrells and Kevin Himes

We would love to have you join us for the Ohio Conference Winter Read, which is currently underway.

This winter Ohio Conference is trying something new, a Conference-wide book study offered via Zoom. We are studying Latasha Morrison’s book Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation. As of mid-January, 58 people are participating in the Winter Read.

Discussion leaders are  Pastor Vikki Pruitte-Sorrells of Lee Heights Community Church in Cleveland and Pastor Kevin Himes of  Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron. These pastors led their congregations in a joint study of the book last winter.

The discussion is taking place from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on five Thursdays — Jan. 6, 13, and 20, and Feb. 3 and 17. The book is available as a paperback or on Kindle on the Amazon website:

Even if you missed the first sessions, you can still join in the conversation. To register for these online discussions, go to