Author Archives: Tara Barnes

About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.

From the Editor (September 2018)

For those of us called by our faith to work for justice, it’s been a hard summer. A hard year. There are days I’m afraid to read the news or unclasp my hands from prayer. The volume of worry and … Continue reading

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Bright Lights (August 2018)

At 106 Marjorie Howard remains a lively source of inspiration United Methodist Women member Marjorie Howard in Charleston, South Carolina, celebrates her 106th birthday. Cornerstone Church women give back to the community United Methodist Women at Cornerstone United Methodist Church … Continue reading

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Bright Lights (July 2018)

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 … Continue reading

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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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