Bright Lights (October 2015)

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Vigil Remembers Domestic Violence Victims, Honors Survivors
United Methodist Women from Rock Grove United Methodist Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, attend community vigil on domestic violence awareness.

For the Love of Noodles and Angel Food: Berthoud Church has Annual Fair
Since 1975, United Methodist Women at Berthoud United Methodist Church in Berthoud, Colorado, has hosted an egg noodle and angel food cake fundraiser.

CASEY’s Cupboard Helps Those in Need With Household Items
United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church in Newark, Ohio, begin new outreach mission offering household goods to those who need them.

Margaret’s Memories: Church Women’s Group Gives Gereaved Parents “Memory Boxes”
Margaret’s Memories is a mission project of the Circle of Grace United Methodist Women’s circle at Riverside Park United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, making bereavement memory boxes for parents who lost a child to miscarriage, stillbirth or death shortly after birth.

Local Church’s Annual Guest Night Provides Talk from Award-winning Climate Expert
United Methodist Women at Faith United Methodist Church in Waseca, Minnesota, host community forum on climate change.

Floresville Methodist Church to Mark 140 Years
United Methodist Women at Floresville United Methodist Church in Floresville, Texas, are a key part of how the church has served its community for 140 years.

Church’s Sale, Luncheon to Benefit BRASS, SERRV
United Methodist Women at Broadway United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky, host fundraiser to support the Barren River Area Safe Space and Sales and Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation and Vocation.

United Methodist Women to Host Annual Bazaar
United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church of Maryville in Maryville, Missouri, host annual bazaar fundraiser with the theme “To everything there is a season.”

Choir Presents Concert to Benefit Talbot Interfaith Shelter
United Methodist Women of Union United Methodist Church in St. Michaels, Maryland, host concert to benefit local homeless shelter.

Joyful Noise at Gospel Song Fest
United Methodist Women at Curtis United Methodist Church in Bishopville, Maryland, host (and sing in) gospel song festival.

Toberman Reunion and the Challenge of Recovering Forgotten Memories
United Methodist Women supported national mission institution Toberman Neighborhood Center in San Pedro, California, hosts reunion and reflects on United Methodist Women’s role in the center’s history and outreach.

Plenty to See, Taste at Apple Butter Festival in Shelby
United Methodist Women at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Shelby, North Carolina, host Apple Butter Festival.

It’s Apple Butter Time! Local Church Stirs Up Season’s Best Spread
United Methodist Women at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Chuckey, Tennessee, host annual apple butter fundraiser.

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Annual Bazaar
United Methodist Women at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Reisterstown, Maryland, host annual bazaar fundraiser.

Holiday Harvest
United Methodist Women at Los Altos United Methodist Church in Los Altos, California, host Holiday Craft Faire to support local and global mission.

Bazaars Feature Tasty Fall Favorites
Apple dumplings from Fontana United Methodist Women and oatmeal cake with broiled coconut icing by Osawatomie First United Methodist Women are hits in Missouri.

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About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.
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