From the Editor (October 2015)

October 2015 CoverAs September comes to a close and October begins, United Methodist Women members across the country have gathered or will soon gather together at conference annual meetings. There’s something about being in a room full of faith-filled, hope-filled, love-filled women ready to be in action. When given the space, the Holy Spirit can fill that room, the nudges from the Spirit leaving permanent marks on our hearts. In such rooms the call of God becomes clear—even if how to answer the call is not.

This is what we do together: Figure out how we can be what God needs us to be. We are a unique and important force for women, children and youth down the street and around the world. We are a unique and important force for The United Methodist Church. In our creative, supportive community United Methodist Women members not only work to transform the world, we intentionally make room to transform ourselves as well. As we grow closer to God we grow closer to one another, and our human-made divisions melt under the power of love. Love is the easiest and hardest work to do.

Don’t let how-it-is stand in the way of how-it-should-be. The world needs us.

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About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.
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