Monthly Archives: May 2015

Bright Lights (May 2015)

United Methodist Scholars Announced United Methodist Women in Fort Morgan, Colorado, offer college scholarships to and host a reception for graduating high school seniors. Bergles Celebrate 60th United Methodist Women member Beverly Bergles and her husband Leo celebrate their 60th … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (May 2015)

Ah, finally. Mother’s Day! A chance to lay in bed and wait for my three teens to bring me breakfast. I’m hoping for handmade cards, fresh flowers and perhaps chocolate. What are your hopes and dreams this Mother’s Day? Wait a minute! As I read Julie Taylor’s “A … Continue reading

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days – Lost and Found

This afternoon I am working on my story about Ecumenical Advocacy Days for an upcoming response issue. I am writing about this thousand-fold, annual gathering of activists who make an ecumenical push to persuade Washington D.C. legislators on a topic … Continue reading

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From the President (May 2015)

My soul will make its boast in the LORD; the humble will hear it and rejoice. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. … Continue reading

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The Founding Mothers of Mother’s Day

Did you know that Mother’s Day was founded by a Methodist woman? Video by United Methodist Communications, featuring United Methodist Women General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson.

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A Prayer for Mother’s Day

From the May 2015 issue of response. Prayer courtesy United Methodist Discipleship Ministries.

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Member poems

United Methodist Women member Denise McCullough in Waynesville, North Carolina, contributed a story to Bright Lights, “Wool Hats From Maggie Valley, North Carolina,” in the May issue of response. Ms. McCullough also sent us some poems, which I’m sharing with you … Continue reading

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From the Editor (May 2015)

This month’s masthead looks a little different. I’ll be serving as interim editor of response while Yvette Moore serves as United Methodist Women’s interim director of communications. (But don’t worry—Yvette’s office is right next to mine.) In one year United Methodists from around the … Continue reading

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