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News January 25, 2011

Tempered success

By Jessica Connor. United Methodist agencies and organizations are wiping their brows this week after news that about 83 percent of apportionments have been paid.

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News January 25, 2011

Shelter from the storm

By Jessica Connor. Before, when it was cold and he didn’t have anyplace to sleep, Scottie McKee would find shelter in a portable toilet or the library’s gazebo, maybe gulp a bottle of liquor just to feel the warmth rush through him.

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News January 25, 2011

Here am I, send me!

By Jessica Connor. First-timers are often shocked by what they see: sagging shacks with crumbling roofs, peeling paint and no indoor plumbing. Broken floors, rotting wood, cracked windows. No air conditioning. Maybe no electricity.

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Can’t stop VBS: Churches figure out new ways to hold Bible school during pandemic
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Can’t stop VBS: Churches figure out new ways to hold Bible school during pandemic

By Jessica Brodie. While the pandemic has caused most churches to host virtual vacation Bible schools this summer, some churches have figured out creative ways to do a safe in-person VBS.
No ‘one right way’
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No ‘one right way’

People who choose one thing—whether a presidential candidate, a political party, a denomination, or whether or not to send their kids back to school in-person—are not “stupid,” bad or utterly wrong because their choices do not align with our opinion. Let’s respect each other, understand that everyone has a unique perspective—and let peace prevail in the midst of this turmoil. A commentary by Jessica Brodie.

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