Response: All Articles
Articles are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Cookson Hills: Where God Changes People by Paul Jeffrey
10/29/2013 When Laurie Rowell started abusing drugs, she knew it was time to quit her job as a nurse. She didn’t want to go to work while high and put her patients’ lives at risk, but quitting work just gave her more time to use drugs. Her life went downhill fast, and soon she was arrested on drug charges.
Responsively Yours: The Double Bind by Harriett Jane Olson
10/29/2013 The Video Music Awards show is not usually on my radar, and this year was no exception even with it in Brooklyn’s new Barclay’s Center—at least it wasn’t before my Facebook and Twitter feeds blew up with negative comments about one artist’s performance. Criticism of the female performer was fast and vicious. Perhaps it was deserved; I don’t know, I still haven’t watched the video. However, after several days of commentary, I realized a male entertainer was also involved in the performance.
Hope, One Head of Lettuce at a Time by Pamela Sparr
10/29/2013 This is a story about hope. Not the feel-good theoretical, wishful thinking kind of hope but the tangible kind that comes when you have a solid paycheck for the first time, when the jail time you’ve done doesn’t block you from improving your life, when you can begin to see a positive future for yourself. It’s a real kind of hope for neighborhoods that have known decades of despair, crime, racism and entrenched poverty. It’s the kind of hope for our cities and our country that offers a recipe for how we can grow a more economically and environmentally sustainable and just society together.
Cordialmente Suya: Dilema Doble by /por Harriett Jane Olson
10/24/2013 El programa televisivo de los Premios de Videos Musicales no suele estar en mi radar de intereses y este año no fue la excepción, ni siquiera por que se celebró en el nuevo Centro Barclay en Brooklyn --por lo menos no lo fue hasta que mi Facebook y Twitter explotó con comentarios negativos acerca de la actuación de una de las artistas. La crítica de la intérprete femenina fue rápida y viciosa. Quizás se lo merecía, no lo sé, ya que todavía no he visto el video. Sin embargo, después de varios días de comentarios, me di cuenta que un artista masculino también había participado en la actuación.
Surviving Domestic Violence by Stephanie Greiner
10/01/2013 When I registered for National Seminar 2011 I learned of the four areas of focus for United Methodist Women: human trafficking, climate change, immigration and domestic violence. I could sign up for the area I wanted to learn more about. I selected domestic violence. At that point I had no idea my life would be changed.
Meeting Challenges in a Changing Community by Beryl Goldberg
10/01/2013 For more than 100 years the Neighborhood Center of Utica, N.Y., has been a source of aid to the local community. Founded as the Italian Settlement House by the Women’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, it was renamed The Neighborhood Center in 1945. As the community has changed, so have the services the center offers.
Deaconess Profiles: Older Adult Ministry by Myka Kennedy Stephens
10/01/2013 According to Deaconess Debbie Pittman, “Older adult ministry is a ministry of ‘being with.’” More than a dozen deaconesses and home missioners are engaged in ministries with older adults, living the call to love, justice and service. They are helping those they are with realize their full human potential regardless of whatever physical or mental limitations may be present. In the stories of these three deaconesses and one deaconess candidate, we are reminded of the importance for our older adults to have caregivers, visitors, assistants, advocates and—above all—friends.
Responsively Yours: What the Church Needs From United Methodist Women by Harriett Jane Olson
10/01/2013 United Methodist Women is an organization of The United Methodist Church. As such, it is fair to ask, “What does The United Methodist Church need from United Methodist Women?” How would you answer that question?
Cordialmente Suya: Lo que la Iglesia Necesita de las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas by /por Harriett Jane Olson
10/01/2013 Las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas es una organización de la Iglesia Metodista Unida. Como tal, es justo preguntar: "¿Qué necesita la Iglesia Metodista Unida de las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas?"¿Cómo respondería usted a esa pregunta?
Korean PDF - Responsively Yours: What the Church Needs From United Methodist Women by Harriett Jane Olson
10/01/2013 Korean version of the monthly installment by Harriett Jane Olson. United Methodist Women is an organization of The United Methodist Church. As such, it is fair to ask, "What does The United Methodist Church need from United Methodist Women?" How would you answer that question?