Author Archives: Tara Barnes

About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.

From the Editor (December 2017)

My favorite Christmastime hymn is “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” It sums up for me the longing and the focus of Advent: Come peace, come joy. Come God, be with us. We prepare for the birth of Christ, who brings … Continue reading

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From the Editor (November 2017)

One of my favorite words to become popular in recent years is “humblebrag.” The term describes a brag masked in humility, or boasting in a manner that seems self-deprecating. “I’m so bad at remembering to dust my Oscar,” would be … Continue reading

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From the Editor (October 2017)

Over the summer United Methodist Women announced its fundraising goal for the Legacy Fund Endowment Campaign: $60 million. It’s an ambitious goal, but why not be ambitious in our expectations for the future? The world needs more ambitious women, especially … Continue reading

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From the Editor (September 2017)

I am due this month to give birth to my second child, a baby girl. You’ll be hearing from me in this space in upcoming issues, but know that through November I’ll be caring for our newest United Methodist Women … Continue reading

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Bright Lights (August 2017)

Local Woman Leads United Methodist Women Tonya Lanier, devoted member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Lexington, North Carolina, serves as president of the Western North Carolina United Methodist Women. Celebrating 100 Years of Living and Loving Dorothy “Dot” … Continue reading

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Bright Lights (July 2016)

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 … Continue reading

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Bright Lights (June 2017)

HAND IT ON: Beverly Hammond on Behalf of Women Making a Difference United Methodist Women member Beverly Hammond in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recognized for her service to the community. United Methodist Women Make Donation United Methodist Women at First United … Continue reading

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