Author Archives: Tara Barnes

About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.

From the Editor (July/August 2018)

  While driving past a Wendy’s fast food restaurant recently, my 6-year-old son looked longingly out of his window and said, “Wendy’s has the best chicken nuggets. I wish we could eat there.” He wasn’t whining, but he was sad, … Continue reading

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Bright Lights (June 2018)

Dressings and blessings United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church in Kaufman, Texas, host annual “Dressings and Blessings” salad luncheon to raise money for mission. Sorority celebrates “Finer Womanhood” Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in Suffolk, honors United Methodist Women … Continue reading

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From the Editor (June 2018)

More than once I’ve entered a Starbucks coffee shop, walked by the sign reading “restrooms for customers only,” and used the restroom without making a purchase. The only consequence I suffered was feeling a little guilty. Certainly no law enforcement … Continue reading

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Bright Lights (May 2018)

United Methodist Women continue tradition of Election Day luncheons United Methodist Women at Grace United Methodist Church in Sykesville, Pennsylvania, host Election Day luncheon. Methodist women from around the globe descend on Columbus, hoping to leave lasting impact United Methodist … Continue reading

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From the Editor (May 2018)

I recently listened to a podcast on food during the Great Depression. It was a lecture from Iowa State University professor Pamela Riney-Kehrberg (part of C-Span’s Lectures in History series). Two points stuck with me most: Widespread starvation wasn’t caused … Continue reading

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Bright Lights (April 2018)

UMC Women’s groups from 3 churches join for charity thrift sale United Methodist Women from three Gainesville, Georgia, area United Methodist churches join forces for a multichurch thrift sale. A Green Thumb United Methodist Women member Alene Hamilton is celebrated … Continue reading

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From the Editor (April 2018)

As I write this, high school students across southern Florida are marching in solidarity with the survivors of the mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Some students traveled hours by bus to the state capitol … Continue reading

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