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UM pastors rewrite sermons after Newtown massacre

At a clergy colleague’s wedding on Saturday night, Dec. 15, the Rev. Matthew Sipe sat at a table of eight United Methodist pastors. All had the same question on their minds: What would they preach the next morning, in light of the tragic events on Friday morning in Newtown, Conn.? “We were all sitting there […]

Two children killed in massacre attended Newtown UMC

By Joanne S. Utley, Special Contributor… Newtown United Methodist Church has a passionate history of reaching out in mission to the world, but now it finds that the world’s attention and caring is riveted on its own tight-knit community in Connecticut.   On Friday, 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six teachers and administrators at […]