Bright Lights (July 2018)

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Immigration vigil on Newton Green opposes separation of children from parents
Skylands District United Methodist Women Leadership Team in New Jersey co-sponsors a “Keep Families Together” vigil opposing family separation.

Sharing the love of a good story Book clubs offer fun, friends
United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, Tennesee, host Lynchburg Page Turners Book Club.

Freedom House is shelter for homeless
United Methodist Women at Antrim United Methodist Church in Guernsey, Ohio, donate washers and dryers to local shelter for homeless neighbors.

UMW donation helps youth in foster care
United Methodist Women at Fortuna United Methodist Church in Fortuna, California, provide gift cards to local family resource center.

U.S. Department of Agriculture retiree works as the Holston Conference United Methodist Women president to prevent human trafficking, teen suicide
Lynice Broyles, from the Harmony, Tennessee,  and retired from U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the president of the Holston Conference of United Methodist Women. Read more about her in this profile.

BelieveFest school supplies giveaway planned
United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church in Huron, Ohio, support local school supply drive.

Superior Home Gets a New Paint Job, Thanks to Local Volunteers
United Methodist Women at Superior United Methodist Church in Superior, Montana, organize “house party” to help spruce up a local home.

Tilghman celebrates school’s second chance
United Methodist Women at Tilghman United Methodist Church in Tilghman, Maryland, help celebrate local elementary school.

VUMC Ice Cream Social and Bake Sale committee finalizes plans
United Methodist Women at Village United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, host ice cream social fundraiser for mission.

Estate cleanup results in second church quilt auction
Penni Day Rexrode honors her mother’s legacy by donating her quilts to United Methodist Women quilt auction at Bridgeport United Methodist Church in Bridgeport, West Virginia.

51st Whale of a Rummage Sale to offer an ocean of low priced items
United Methodist Women at Bridgeport United Methodist Church in Bridgeport, West Virginia, host rummage sale fundraiser for mission.

God’s Closet back open for fall clothing children for school year
God’s Closet thrift store at First United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi, offers free clothing to schoolchildren at need and is run by the church’s United Methodist Women.

Village Methodists team up to help Arkansas Food Bank
United Methodist Women at Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, regularly volunteer at local food bank.

Rays of Hope Camp gives emotional comfort to children
United Methodist Women at Convoy and Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Churches support free attendance at local day camp in Van Wert, Ohio, for children and youth dealing with grief.

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About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.
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