After the Dec. 14th massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Bishop Bickerton offers some thoughts on how we can respond.
On the final day of work in New Jersey, the Western PA went to a new location and helped a woman removed damaged appliances, clean muck out of her home and yard and pull up floorboard.
On the second day of working in Sea Bright, Western Pennsylvania's Early Response Team got to know the owners of the homes where they worked a little better. It helped them understand the deep connections to the area and appreciate some random acts of kindness by persons unknown.
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.
Bishop Bickerton sees a lesson for Christians in West Virginia University basketball Coach Bob Huggins' actions on and off the court the past few weeks.
A shooting spree at LA Fitness in Bridgeville left three woman and the alleged gunman dead, 10 injured and countless others devastated. Two of the victims were United Methodist. Join us in prayer for all touched by this tragedy.