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News July 27, 2011 posted by

God’s Kitchen feeds hungry bodies, souls

By Jessica Connor. It’s said she rules the church food bank with an iron fist. “A tough girl,” her pastor calls her. But Gladys Edge’s eyes tell a different story, gleaming with emotion as she recounts the woman with cancer trying to feed seven grandkids after their mother was killed; the man with a criminal record and six mouths to feed who can’t get government help because of his shaky past; the woman with an armor of “attitude” to hide her shame and fear about having to beg for a meal. “She would’ve starved if not for Murray Church,” Edge said.

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News June 21, 2011 posted by

Kersey: Faith can move mountains—and the UMC

By Jessica Connor. Why can’t we be the kind of United Methodist Church that God calls us to be? Reach young people and the unchurched? Speak in one voice as a denomination? See the growth and transformation that John Wesley saw in early Methodism? Perhaps, said the Rev. Jeff Kersey, our answer can be found in our faith – or lack of it.

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