Author Archives: Tara Barnes

About Tara Barnes

editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.

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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Bright Lights (March 2018)

Cross Lanes United Methodist Church ministry aids drug-addicted babies United Methodist Women at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, support “Soothe & Glow” program to provide musical comfort to babies born addicted to drugs. A growing … Continue reading

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From the Editor (March 2018)

My daughter, Iris, was born Sept. 18, 2017. She’s a happy, funny little girl who definitely knows how to use her voice. You’ll find her most Sunday mornings sleeping on her daddy’s shoulder in the back pew at church. She … Continue reading

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Bright Lights (February 2018)

Continuing the tradition United Methodist Women at Middleport United Methodist Church in Middleport, Ohio, continue longtime tradition of making and delivering cookies to those needing cheer. Community pulls together to help those in need United Methodist Women at First United … Continue reading

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From the Editor (February 2018)

This issue features our biannual mission maps, marking where your Mission Giving is changing lives throughout the world. Like our foremothers, United Methodist Women today knows that funding women is essential for positive change to occur. The creative community that … Continue reading

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