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Articles are listed in reverse chronological order.
New Year Contemplations by Julie Taylor
12/25/2013 Annually around this time there is much discussion about resolutions, doing new things, creating new habits, doing old things differently. The New Year is a time to ponder a fresh start in a relationship, health changes, taking on a new task or just finishing something left undone. Take time before the end of 2013 to reflect on the past year and think about what “new” things could add to your life in the coming year.
Celebrating Christmas is Risky Business by Harriett Jane Olson
12/20/2013 “Celebrate” is one of those words that must make non-native English speakers tear their hair.
We Are All Part of the Story by Michelle Y. Clemons
12/18/2013 How often do we read scriptures looking for something to correlate to our everyday existence? There are times when the scriptures read so lofty that it can be difficult to find ourselves within a story, lesson or parable. As I revisited the story of how the Angel Gabriel announced the impending birth of Jesus to both the Virgin Mary and her betrothed Joseph, I saw how portions of our lives are revealed in their story.
A Time of Joy by Marva Usher-Kerr
12/12/2013 Of the four themes of Advent, it is joy that is in my opinion one of the hardest to reach. Joy is often substituted for the word happy, however, joy goes much deeper than happiness. I ask you today: What do you have to be joyful about?
District and Conference Bylaws
12/10/2013 Updated bylaws appear in the United Methodist Women Handbook 2013-2016.
Bible Study: What We Can Learn from Daniel by Marva Usher-Kerr
12/09/2013 Daniel is well-known in the scriptures as the leader of a group of young slaves including Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah and himself. His tale is one used over and over to teach young children about faith and strength. If Daniel and his friends lived in this day and time, they would be considered trafficked persons.
Remembering the Child by Michelle Okabayashi
12/05/2013 In this Advent season, in the midst of our preparations, gatherings, and our long list of “to dos,” I am reminded to not let the Christ child get crowded out on the sidelines. Honoring Christ and preparing for his coming into our lives is the goal of this often-frenetic season. Let us place Christ in the center of our lives during this Advent season and for all time.
The Tree of Life, Issue Nr. 4: Care for the Elderly – Hope for the Elderly (PDF)
12/04/2013 The Tree of Life is published by the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women. This issue, "Care for the Elderly – Hope for Elderly," recognizes our role as caregivers to the elderly, bringing joy and hope to the autumn years of their lives. Click to download the print-friendly PDF version of the latest issue.
Preparing the Way by Michelle Okabayashi
11/29/2013 The four weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas are all about preparation for Jesus’ coming. It is a seasonal reminder of the work we should be about all year long. We are preparing for the coming of the Christ — the One who ushers in God’s Kingdom here on earth.
World AIDS Day 2013
11/26/2013 United Methodist Women observe World AIDS Day, Dec. 1. This year's global theme is "Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.”
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