Author Archives: Tara Barnes

Day of Giving

Today is United Methodist Women’s second annual Day of Giving! On this Day of Giving new gifts will make a greater impact. Every $2 in new gifts to the Legacy Fund today,  March 23, the anniversary of our founding, will be matched by $1, increasing the gift by 50 percent! Current and former board presidents and chief executive officers […]

Ending Mass Incarceration

Ending Mass Incarceration: The Ongoing Call to Faith Communities by Lissette Castillo and Janis Rosheuvel The crisis of incarceration this nation now faces demands people of faith act with swift and fierce moral authority to transform, not just reform, an irreparably broken system. It demands that all of us—clergy, seminarians, teachers, and people in pews, […]

OK Ya’ll, I Just Got Arrested

by Jan Snider, United Methodist Communications February 2013—I smiled at the police officer when I got arrested, like I am delighted to be put under arrest. But the truth is, like any proper “Southern Lady,” I was simply being polite; I’ve long held that good manners are as important as the right color of lipstick. […]

response: Message From the President (April 2013)

Spirit of the Living God, Fall Afresh on Us! United Methodist Women member Anne Bunch of Indiana Conference spreads the word about human trafficking at a crossroad to the 2013 Super Bowl outside the comfort zone. Living the vision of United Methodist Women is a spiritual journey, and United Methodist Women sisters are committed to […]

response: How to Use This Issue (April 2013)

This month I hope you find your faith renewed and your Spirit alive. This issue of response explores the topic of hearing God’s call and serves as a supplement to this year’s United Methodist Women spiritual growth study: The Call: Living Sacramentally, Walking Justly. The best way to use this issue this month is to partner […]

response: Caring for Creation (March 2013)

Caring for Creation: Deaconess and Home Missioner Ministries With the Environment by Myka Kennedy Stephens About 10 minutes away from the local filling station on a secluded farm road stands a humble collection of buildings. There’s a farmhouse from the previous century, a barn with a metal roof and across the road is a more […]

response: Message From the President (March 2013)

Enjoy United Methodist Women President Yvette Richards’s column from the March 2013 issue from response:  Message From the President I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise. Psalm 138:1 This month we celebrate Women’s History Month. United Methodist Women’s history is filled with women who have […]