Bright Lights (July 2016)

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Sierra Leone News : UMC Women Break Silence on Violation of the Rights of Women and Girls
United Methodist Women members in Sierra Leone take a stand for women’s rights.

Blodgett Announces Candidacy
Local United Methodist Women president Cari Blodgett  to run for the Illinois House of Representatives for District 91.

Parade Marshal Dedicated to the Community’s Youth
United Methodist Women member Mary Baker serves as Fourth of July parade marshal in Columbus, Wisconsin.

Telling Our Story Through Recipes
Cookbook Island Born and Bred compiled by the Harkers Island United Methodist Women in Harkers Island, North Carolina, also shares the history and legacy of the community.

United Methodist Women Serves Up an American Tradition
United Methodist Women in Pawhusak, Oklahoma, serve apple pie during the town’s Fourth of July celebration.

Tomorrow Center Thanks Volunteers
Tomorrow Center in Edison, Ohio, thank the United Methodist Women at Edison United Methodist Church for their support and volunteering.

Church Member Spotlight: Colin and Vicki Howerton
United Methodist Women member Vicki Howerton and her husband Colin are honored by First United Methodist Church in Madison, Florida.

Pacific Northwest United Methodist Women Collect 262 Quilts for Those in Need
The United Methodist Women of the Pacific Northwest Conference collect quilts at annual conference to be distributed to different ministries in the conference’s six districts.

Mercer Homecoming to Feature Something for Everyone
United Methodist Women in Mercer, Missouri, host country store at Mercer Homecoming in Mercer, Missouri.

Harambee Youth Conference Draws More Than 180 to Claflin
United Methodist Women award scholarships at Harambee Youth Conference hosted by Black Methodists for Church Renewal at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

South Jersey Praise Fest Set for Saturday
United Methodist Women at Central United Methodist Church in Linwood, New Jersey, host bake sale at church’s South Jersey Praise Fest.

Columbus Methodist to Hold Annual Peach Festival
United Methodist Women at Columbus United Methodist Church in Columbus, North Carolina, host peach festival fundraiser for mission.

Fundraising Race Set for Saturday in Tishomingo
Stevy’s Run to help support the school supply drive organized by United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

Some Women in Morrow County Lack Permanent Home
United Methodist Women at Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Gilead, Ohio, host community lunch and forum on local homelessness.

Methodist Church Celebrates Preschool Director Retirement
Community honors retirement of United Methodist Women member and longtime preschool director Diane Blanton Bargeron. She and the United Methodist Women at Tifton First United Methodist Church in Tifton, Georgia, founded the much-needed preschool.

Zion United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women at Zion United Methodist Church in Hiawatha, Kansas, use Prayer Calendar and response magazine at their meeting and enjoy brunch and a Bible study.

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About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.
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