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Dinner Bell ringing to fight hunger in North Texas city

By Joan La Barr, Special Contributor… SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas—You never know who is going to show up for lunch when the Dinner Bell rings each Wednesday at First UMC, Sulphur Springs. It could be someone down on his luck, a professional from a nearby business or, as on Feb. 6, the bishop of the North […]

Faith, food, history: A pastor reflects after touring D.C. with food journalists

By Joan G. La Barr, Special contributor What happens when a United Methodist pastor and communicator spends four days hanging out with food journalists of the most serious sort? I had the opportunity to find out when I went as the guest of my college roommate and longtime friend to the Sept. 5-7 Association of […]