Author Archives: Julia Chance

How To Use This Issue (September 2017)

Advocacy is a key part of what United Methodist Women does as an organization. We advocate to change unfair policies, systems and practices that impact those who aren’t able to advocate for themselves. Advocacy requires being knowledgeable about the causes … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (July/August 2017)

A recent segment of CBS Sunday Morning featured Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and cofounder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaking about a cause dear to her: assisting women. Gates had to sell her husband … Continue reading

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How To Use This Issue (June 2017)

Living in New York, I am constantly reminded of the plight of the poor because they are all around me. I encounter panhandlers most days, and two men’s shelters are less than a mile from my home. I’ve seen men … Continue reading

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How To Use This Issue (May 2017)

  Mission work is never easy, and in some areas, due to geography or politics, it can be particularly challenging. This issue focuses on mission either run or supported by United Methodist Women, mission making a big difference in thousands … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (March 2017)

A calling is a term we use to describe the strong urge that people feel toward a particular career, vocation or path in life. A calling to heal and comfort is why some people become doctors. A calling to inform … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (December 2016)

I like to observe how advertisers attempt to reach us as consumers, particularly during the run-up to the Christmas holiday season when television commercials, radio spots and store circulars are especially persistent. No longer are we being sold simply on … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (November 2016)

“So Much Trouble in the World” is the title of a song by reggae great Bob Marley. Lately, it has been playing in my head a lot. That’s because every time I hear a tragic news report and think, “What … Continue reading

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