Monthly Archives: April 2014

April Bright Lights

Moore Community House celebrates 90 years Moore Community House, a United Methodist Women supported national mission institution in Biloxi, Miss., celebrates its 90th anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new women’s center. Local United Methodist Women president attends … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (April 2014)

Women of God, like our foremothers at the tomb we are called to spread the good news! The time to mourn has ended—hallelujah! He is risen! This month’s Bible study continues last month’s study and can be presented to large or small groups. Like in March, we again attend … Continue reading

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The Cool Ladies

Featured in April’s Bright Lights, here are the Cool Ladies of Healing Waters United Methodist Community in Hubert, N.C.: Linda Taylor, Nicole Ebsen, Toni Laird, Desireé Morrison, Stephanie Dellinger, Peggy McCausley, Anna Schipper, Rosie Valentin, Jill Bachik, Gloria Hatmaker, Buffy Adamé, … Continue reading

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Supporting Prison Ministry

by Richard Lord Ecoprisoners, an organization that supports persons accused or convicted of actions taken on behalf of ecojustice, recommends several helpful activities that free citizens can do to support incarcerated individuals. Editor’s note: These suggestions pertain to exchanges with … Continue reading

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From the President (April 2014)

See You at Assembly! Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. You who answer prayer, to you all people will come. —Psalm 65:1-2 (NIV) Surely the presence of the Lord is in the place—what a … Continue reading

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A New Angle on Anti-Death Penalty Advocacy

In the April issue of response is an article by Richard Lord on United Methodists and advocacy against the death penalty. Officially, The United Methodist Church opposes capital punishment: “We oppose the death penalty (capital punishment) and urge its elimination … Continue reading

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Life Without Parole

by Richard Lord Life without parole is the most common alternative to capital punishment. It removes the criminal from society and costs a fraction as much as execution. Some people see it as more humane than killing the convicted. Some … Continue reading

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From the Editor (April 2014)

Happy Easter! In this jubilant season we rehearse the life and teachings of Jesus the Christ and rejoice in the good news that God is love, and so with God, all things are possible—forgiveness, reconciliation, even resurrection after death. This … Continue reading

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Ready for Easter

Since Easter falls later this month, you may still be in the middle of your Lenten devotions and practices as you receive the April issue of response. How do we prepare for the resurrection? How do we respond to this … Continue reading

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