Nearly every time United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania takes a public position on an issue before lawmakers or the governor of Pennsylvania, executive director Steve Drachler gets calls and emails saying he has no business telling government officials what they should do. The group has been accused of being partisan--by those on both sides of the aisle and by governors of both parties. Drachler says there are days he wishes Jesus were governor.
Diane Miller read an Kyria post on 10 Non-Obnoxious Ways to Share Your Faith at Work and developed her own version for mission volunteers. Here are 10 Non-Obnoxious Ways to Share Your Faith as a Volunteer in Mission.
Tina Whitehead of Oakmont UMC has returned to Israel/Palestine. This time she's focused on telling the personal stories of those she encounters.
As Mother's Day approaches, Diane Miller remembers giving her children a flip answer when they asked what may be an age-old question: "When is Children's Day?" She'd say, "Every day!" But she knows that for too many children, that's not true. She offers some ideas for how to reach out to children and include them in the life of the church.
Sunday in Africa and Bishop Thomas J. Bicketon is dancing, literally, for joy!